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Trading Germs When It Gets Cold Outside

Updated: 01/31/2007 - There are precautions you need to take to protect yourself from cold weather, but the cold can also be good for your health.

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Local Students Learn How To Fight Germs

Updated: 01/31/2007 - Thousands of area students have been out of school recently because of the spread of the flu and other illnesses.

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Blount County Holds Prescription Drug Abuse Conference

Updated: 01/30/2007 - Health experts say it's a growing problem among people of all ages, especially teens. The Blount County Community Health initiative held a conference on prescription drug abuse, Tuesday.

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UT Medical Center Opens New Neonatal Unit

Updated: 01/29/2007 - The University of Tennessee Medical Center unveiled a new wing, five years in the making. It's the first private room intensive care unit for sick babies in East Tennessee.

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Caffeine And Pregnancy: Do They Mix?

Updated: 01/26/2007 - Everything in moderation. The old adage does seem to apply to most things. But when a woman is pregnant, she has to scrutinize everything she puts in her body.

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"Super Staph" on the Rise

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Across the country, and here in East Tennessee, a new bacteria is spreading, constantly mutating to resist what scientists invent to destroy them.

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Anderson, Clinton Schools Close Due to Illness

Updated: 07/06/2007 - From the Volunteer TV Newsroom: Anderson County Schools have canceled classes for Friday and Monday due to sickness. Other Schools out: Union County – Friday Morgan County – Friday Grainger County – Friday, Monday Claiborne County – Friday Scott County - Friday Oneida SSD - Friday Stay with VolutneerTV.com and Volunteer TV News for the latest school closings.

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When to Close, Tracking the Flu in Schools

Updated: 01/23/2007 - Four area school systems are now closed for the rest of the week, due to flu and other illnesses. But how and when does a district make the decision to close schools and why is the classroom such a hotbed for viruses in the first place?

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FDA Proposal for Celiac Disease

Posted: 01/23/2007 - Under a new FDA proposal, certain foods made without a protein found in barley, rye and wheat could be labeled "gluten-free."

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The Cold Weather Diet

Updated: 09/04/2008 - From cancer-fighting to heart healthy, study after study shows certain foods have different benefits to our health. Now, scientists have compiled a list of foods you should include in your diet during the winter months to help you ward off a cold or the flu.

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Study: Aspirin Could Prevent Asthma

Posted: 01/15/2007 - An aspirin a day may do more than just prevent a stroke or a heart attack, it may also lower your chance of developing asthma.

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House Approves Stem Cell Research Bill

Updated: 01/11/2007 - From the Volunteer TV Newsroom: The House has approved a bill boosting federal support of embryonic stem cell research. We'll have more on VolunteerTV.com as it becomes available.

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Pro-Anorexia Sites Online

Updated: 01/11/2007 - When you're searching for answers, many of you use your mouse to find them. However in this age of the internet, a new trend is emerging. Volunteer TV's Stacy McCloud shows you how websites and groups are actually promoting dangerous eating disorders.

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Mild Winter Could Mean More Mold Allergies

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Do you have a cold you just can't seem to shake? Or itchy, watery eyes that usually only bother you during the spring? Doctors' offices across the southeast report being flooded with patients suffering from an uncommon ailment this time of year, allergies.

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