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Report: Veterans Have Greater Suicide Risk

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at increased risk of suicide because Veterans Administration health clinics do not have 24-hour mental health care available, an internal review found.

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OxyContin's Deception Costs Firm $634M

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Two days after agreeing to pay states nearly $20 million for falsely marketing OxyContin, the drug's maker, Perdue Pharma, and three current and former executives plead guilty to federal charges.

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Study: Thin People May be Fat Inside

Updated: 05/10/2007 - If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble. Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas - invisible to the naked eye - could be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin.

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VA Study: Cholesterol Drugs Could Prevent Lung Cancer

Updated: 09/04/2008 - There's promising news for people who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Statin drugs are very effective at lowering LDL, or bad, cholesterol levels, but a new Veterans Administration study shows they have an added benefit. The study strongly suggests they also help prevent cancer, but how?

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Study Ranks Diet Plans

Updated: 03/04/2009 - At any one time, as many as half of all Americans are on a diet. But how do you know if your plan will give you the results you are looking for?

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Documents You Need To Have for Healthcare

Posted: 05/07/2007 - Most of us never like to think about getting sick or dying. But, what if you become disabled and are unable to make decisions about your health care?

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Negative Banter Could Harm Children's Psyche

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Thousands of students will be impacted by the rezoning plan, and while some may adjust to change very well, others may have a more difficult time.

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Health Department: Beware of Rabies

Updated: 04/26/2007 - Many pet owners are still nervous following the recall of dozens of brands of tainted pet food, but we in East Tennessee have an entirely different cause for concern.

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CDC: Autism is "Urgent Concern"

Updated: 04/25/2007 - The Director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is calling autism an "urgent" concern.

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Head Injuries: A Ticking Time Bomb?

Updated: 04/23/2007 - An estimated 350,000 athletes experience some kind of head injury while playing sports every year in the US.

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Rural Metro Replaces Old Mercury Thermometers

Updated: 04/23/2007 - Check your garage and medicine cabinets, if you have any mercury thermometers, now is the time to toss them and get a safe replacement for free.

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Reaction Split on Court's Abortion Ruling

Posted: 04/19/2007 - A landmark decision Wednesday by the Supreme Court regarding abortion laws. A nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure has been upheld. Abortion rights groups say the ruling could threaten most abortions after 12 weeks, a procedure known as 'partial birth abortions' by opponents.

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Tragedy's Impact on Future College Students

Updated: 04/17/2007 - We've been bombarded with scenes of violence from the Virginia Tech campus, 33 people dead and 26 injured. It leaves parents wondering how much they should allow their children to see.

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UT Offers Counseling Services If Needed

Posted: 04/16/2007 - The shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech is expected to affect students emotionally across the United States so UT officials are making counselors available.

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CDC: Gonorrhea is Now a Superbug

Updated: 04/13/2007 - One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases is now a superbug and is resistant to most antibiotics.

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Registry Tracks Elderly Abuse

Updated: 04/12/2007 - Volunteer TV's Jim Freeman has helpful information that can help ease your mind when hiring caregivers to take care of a loved one.

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More On: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Thompson says he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than two years ago. He says the disease is in remission, with no illness or symptoms. Medical Reporter Jessa Goddard takes a look at the disease itself, and how it affects life expectancy.

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Clergy Counseling

Updated: 04/10/2007 - As former Knoxville resident Mary Winkler goes to trial for the murder of her pastor husband, many people continue to ask why.

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