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Blood Levels Drop in Summer Months

Updated: 07/12/2007 - We've certainly seen plenty of hot days so far this summer, but the one-hundred plus degree temperatures out west, are causing some life or death concerns for blood banks, where mobile units are being shut down leaving blood supply extremely critical.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy And Heart Disease

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Results of a new study, called the Wisdom Trial, find older women shouldn't use hormone replacement therapy to prevent heart disease, although it appears to be safe and effective in relieving menopausal symptoms in younger women.

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Bad For Your Wallet And Your Health?

Updated: 07/10/2007 - Right now, a gallon of milk will set you back about $5.19. That's up a couple dollars in just a couple months.

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The Dangers of Exotic Pets

Updated: 07/09/2007 - It’s a sad reminder about the health risks associated with owning a reptile. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed a three-week-old girl died of salmonella transmitted by a pet turtle.

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The Brain Bag Presentation

Updated: 07/06/2007 - On July 14th, the March of Dimes and UT Medical Center will come together and give a presentation on prenatal brain development at the Knoxville Babies-R-Us.

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The Risks of Permanent Cosmetics

Updated: 07/02/2007 - Imagine kissing lipstick goodbye and putting away eye pencils forever. Permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing is a fast-growing part of the health and beauty industry.

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Kicking the Habit

Updated: 09/04/2008 - More than generating money for educational programs and agricultural grants, there may be another added benefit to the cigarette tax increase taking effect Sunday.

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Health Officials to Detain Chinese Seafood Imports

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Imports of five species of farmed Chinese seafood will be detained until they can be shown free of potentially dangerous antibiotics, federal health officials said Thursday.

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Knox County Reaches Out to Minorities for HIV Testing

Updated: 06/27/2007 - The annual National HIV Testing Day campaign produced by the National Association of People with AIDS tries to encourage people at risk to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing.

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Emergency Rooms Seeing Heat-Related Illnesses

Posted: 06/25/2007 - The pools and lakes were packed with people enjoying the first weekend of summer but local emergency departments were busy too, treating people who had a little too much fun in the sun.

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Preventing Dehydration

Updated: 06/22/2007 - Medical Reporter Jessa Goddard explains what you need to know to avoid a stay in the emergency room yourself.

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