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West Nile Virus In Tennessee

Posted: 08/23/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Mosquitoes across the state are testing positive for west nile virus, but so far, there no human cases being reported, according to the state's Department of Health.

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Sweating It Out Before School

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Many of us have had to endure the heat wave without air conditioning at some point, whether that's in our homes, cars or running errands.

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Prescription Painkiller Use In TN

Updated: 08/20/2007 - Nationwide, the amount of five major painkillers sold at retail stores rose 90 percent between 1997 and 2005. But the biggest increase of any state was here in Tennessee, by 206 percent.

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Lead Poisoning

Updated: 08/15/2007 - (Knoxville) WVLT- If you have a child, it's entirely possible you may have one of nine million recalled toys in your home.

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Refund Offered For Diet Drug

Updated: 08/13/2007 - If you or someone you know purchased Xenadrine EFX between February 2002 and May 2006, you can sign up for refund.

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What's For Lunch?

Updated: 08/09/2007 - Forget the french fries and tater tots. New this year in Knox County, your child can get the five a day recommended servings of fruits and vegetables just by eating breakfast and lunch at school.

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Updated: 08/06/2007 - We might not be breaking any record high temperatures, but try telling that to anyone spending any amount of time outdoors today, and it is so easy to get dehydrated.

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Older Women Still Don't Get Mammograms

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Even though a woman's breast cancer risk increases with age, older women traditionally have not been screened as aggressively for breast cancer as younger women.

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Handling the Heat During Two-A-Days

Updated: 08/01/2007 - If you think it's hot out there today, try putting on ten, or more, pounds of football gear twice a day and running hard up and down the practice field.

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Study: Poor Air Quality Can Increase Heart Disease Risk

Updated: 07/26/2007 - A study by UCLA scientists published Thursday suggests people with high cholesterol are especially vulnerable to heart disease when they are exposed to diesel exhaust that are common pollutants in the air.

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MinuteClinic Opens 5 Locations in Knoxville

Updated: 07/25/2007 - Does your child have a sore throat? Think you might have poison ivy? Now, you can be seen by a medical professional at a moment's notice.

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Helping Parents And Children Deal With ADD & ADHD

Updated: 07/20/2007 - Most schools in East Tennessee begin in about three weeks. It's a time of transition, but soon after, children will fall into a normal routine. It's then, you may notice changes in your child's behavior.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more than ‘Yuppie Flu"

Posted: 07/17/2007 - Long-doubted as a legitimate illness by doctors and employers, centers for disease control and prevention officials have released data suggesting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is far more common than previously thought.

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Study: More veggies don’t mean more benefits

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Healthy diet and exercise may help women survive breast cancer, but eating more than five daily servings of fruits and vegetables doesn't offer extra benefit.

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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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