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Diabetes Drug Tied To Heart Risk In Study

Posted: 05/21/2007 - Avandia, the biggest-selling diabetes drug in the world, is linked to a greater risk of heart attack and possibly death, says a new scientific analysis published online Monday.

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Understanding the Symptoms of Stroke

Updated: 05/18/2007 - Stroke is the third largest cause of death, the top cause of disability and the single biggest reason people are admitted to nursing homes.

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Sun Protection: Sunscreen May Not Be Enough

Updated: 09/04/2008 - A study casting new light on sunscreen, a comprehensive review of sun protection strategies concludes we should stop trusting sunscreen as the front line of defense against harmful rays.

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Fresh v. Dried Fruits

Posted: 05/14/2007 - This time of year, produce departments are piled high with fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and cherries.

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FDA OKs Drug Patch To Treat Parkinson's

Posted: 05/10/2007 - The treatment options for patients with early Parkinson's expanded Wednesday with the approval of a new drug in patch form _ a first for medicines to treat symptoms of the disease.

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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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