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BlueCross BlueShield delays online report

Posted: 03/10/2008 - CHATTANOOGA, TN (AP) -- BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee indefinitely postponed an online report about health care providers and costs after doctors said the insurer uses misleading and, in some cases, inaccurate information.

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Flu season seems to be slowing down

Updated: 03/07/2008 - While the flu is still widespread in Tennessee, if you take a closer look at the numbers, it looks like the season is slowing down.

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Preparing your body for Daylight Savings Time

Daylight-saving Time

Updated: 03/07/2008 - Daylight savings time starts on the second Sunday in March, and though most people will be ready to spring forward, when the hands of your clock jump one hour, will your body be able to keep up?

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Flu cases on the rise in East Tennessee

Posted: 02/29/2008 - The number of reported flu cases across East Tennessee continues to climb, according to the East Tennessee Regional Health Office.

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How safe are tanning bed base-tans

Updated: 02/29/2008 - It’s almost time for spring break, but how safe are going to tanning beds to build up a base tan.

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Your diet and the flu

Updated: 02/26/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- The flu shot is proving a good match for only about 40 percent of the viruses circulating right now, so most of us are looking for anything that might give us added protection. And that could start at your own kitchen table. You are what you eat, and you aren't what you don't eat. In this week's Healthy Tennessean, the best options to give your immune system an added boost against cold and flu.

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Finding daycare when school is out

Updated: 02/22/2008 - More than 50,000 Knox County students were off school on Thursday, leaving thousands of parents struggling to find a place for their children to stay while they're at work.

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Cutting costs: Finding affordable health care

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Finding affordable health insurance. Monday, we told you how and when increasing your out of pocket costs and shopping for private insurance can save you money. There's not a whole lot you can do about the rising cost of health care in this country, but there is a great deal we can do as a society. And it starts with personal responsibility. In this week's healthy Tennessean, how the decisions you make can save us all.

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How to medicate a virus

Updated: 02/15/2008 - Illness has been so widespread among children in East Tennessee that several schools remain closed through this week.

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Regional flu activity reported across Tennessee

Posted: 02/13/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- School leaders attribute some of the absenteeism in area schools to the flu. Volunteer TV's medical reporter Jessa Goddard has a closer look at the number of flu cases in East Tennessee.

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Lady Vols Think Pink

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- When the Lady Vols tip off Monday night against the Rugters Scarlet Knights, they may be seeing red, but they will be thinking pink. The game is part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's 2008 Think Pink Campaign aimed at raising breast cancer awareness. We're covering East Tennessee health, with more on how raising awareness can bring researchers closer to finding a cure.

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Signs that you may have the flu

Updated: 02/08/2008 - Several East Tennessee school districts were closed Friday due to illness and a few more were canceling school days extending into next weekend.

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