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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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UT Offers Counseling Services If Needed

Posted: 04/16/2007 - The shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech is expected to affect students emotionally across the United States so UT officials are making counselors available.

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CDC: Gonorrhea is Now a Superbug

Updated: 04/13/2007 - One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases is now a superbug and is resistant to most antibiotics.

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Registry Tracks Elderly Abuse

Updated: 04/12/2007 - Volunteer TV's Jim Freeman has helpful information that can help ease your mind when hiring caregivers to take care of a loved one.

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More On: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Thompson says he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than two years ago. He says the disease is in remission, with no illness or symptoms. Medical Reporter Jessa Goddard takes a look at the disease itself, and how it affects life expectancy.

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Clergy Counseling

Updated: 04/10/2007 - As former Knoxville resident Mary Winkler goes to trial for the murder of her pastor husband, many people continue to ask why.

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Will Cold Snap End Allergies?

Updated: 04/09/2007 - Allergy sufferers were reaching for the box of tissues early this year. Pollen counts in much of the southeast hit record highs a couple weeks ago. And then, record low temperatures settled into East Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt Doctors Reveal Medical Clue To Hatfield-Mccoy Feud

Posted: 04/06/2007 - The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.

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Can Prayer Influence Health?

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Historically, science hasn't embraced the connection between faith and health, but today an increasing number of studies show spiritual practices, including prayer influence our health.

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Should You Stop Using Zelnorm?

Updated: 04/04/2007 - A popular drug used to treat irritable bowel syndrome has been pulled from the US market, amid new evidence it raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Tenn. First Lady Leading Smoking Ban Statewide Tour

Updated: 04/02/2007 - Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte and other advocates of a bill that would ban smoking in the workplace plan to push for the legislation's passage in a statewide tour.

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Constipation Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Posted: 03/30/2007 - A Swiss drug company has agreed to stop selling a constipation medicine after it was linked to serious ailments, including heart attack and stroke.

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Allergy Season in Full Swing

Updated: 03/29/2007 - If you suffer from spring allergies, you're probably feeling the effects right now.

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