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Cancer Vaccine Causes Controversy

Updated: 09/04/2008 - An estimated 6.2 million men and women are infected with the sexually transmitted disease HPV annually in the United States.

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CDC Probing Salmonella Outbreak In 18 States

Updated: 10/31/2006 - Health officials say a salmonella outbreak potentially linked to produce has sickened at least 172 people in 18 states, including Tennessee.

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KFC Goes For Oil Change

Posted: 10/30/2006 - And a fast food chain with close regional ties is making a change.

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Dangers of the Wired Generation

Updated: 10/30/2006 - They compete for teenage consumers with promises of weight loss, increased endurance and legal highs. In fact, the energy drink industry grew by more than 80 percent last year.

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CT Scans Help Detect Lung Cancer Early

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Nearly 175,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. The majority will die because standard chest x-rays often don't spot it until it's too late.

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Health Insurance Costs

Updated: 10/25/2006 - One in six Tennesseans goes uninsured, because they simply can't afford the cost.

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On A Mission

Updated: 09/04/2008 - A mammogram is the best way to help screen for, and detect breast cancer. But many women go without this simple, x-ray test because of the cost. Enter Mission Mammography.

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart

Updated: 10/17/2006 - Believe it or not, your toothbrush could be the latest weapon against heart disease and stroke.

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New Procedure Could Prevent Stroke

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Monday a patient in Knoxville became the first to undergo a new stenting procedure to prevent a stroke.

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Local Hospital Recognized for Safety

Updated: 10/13/2006 - Racing to save lives, Knoxville hospitals have just been recognized for demonstrating exceptional patient safety.

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New Style of Retirement Community Coming to Knox County

Updated: 10/12/2006 - "Happy hearts yield healthy minds," that's the philosophy behind a new era of long- term healthcare across America. Greenhouse Communities are a growing alternative to nursing homes.

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Family History Can Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Updated: 09/04/2008 - A new study confirms what's already known about family history and the risk of lung cancer. It's long been known that having a close family member with colon or breast cancer puts you at increased risk of developing the disease.

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Sick Building Syndrome

Updated: 10/11/2006 - Whether it's at home, at work or in a car, we spend about 90% of our time indoors. And researchers have discovered the air pollution inside your home can be much worse than the air pollution outside.

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Double Diabetes

Updated: 10/10/2006 - It is a relatively new phenomenon that's hard to diagnose and even harder to treat. Doctors call it "double diabetes", and it's increasingly showing up in children.

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The Truth About Expiration Dates

Updated: 10/09/2006 - First it was the spinach scare, now the lettuce panic. E. coli outbreaks have us all concerned about food safety as we stroll the grocery store aisles and check the labels.

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Supplement Dangers

Updated: 10/06/2006 - So are taking these supplements, a good idea for high school athletes? Volunteer TV's Allison Hunt spoke with experts about the effects they have on a young person's body.

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ONLY ON WVLT: Training Supplements Seized

Updated: 10/06/2006 - In the weight room over the summer, and in practice during the season, hundreds of Tennessee high school football players are looking for that extra edge come game-time Friday night.

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Pricey Prescription Solution?

Updated: 10/05/2006 - For years, Uncle Sam often winked at it. Then, customs started cracking down, but next week, the department of homeland security will start letting you get your prescription medicines, mail order, from Canada.

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Suicide Prevention

Updated: 10/04/2006 - Over the last 48 hours, the Knox County Sheriff's Department and Knoxville Police say they have each received three suicide attempt calls.

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When Can I Get a Flu Shot?

Updated: 10/02/2006 - It may still feel like summer, but fall is here and so is flu season, it officially started Sunday.

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Dangerous Mix?

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Whether it's behind, or over-the-counter, if you get the cold or flu this season, you'll likely be looking for something to give you a little relief.

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Baby Boomer Care

Updated: 09/28/2006 - Baby boomers began turning 60 this year and are rapidly approaching retirement age. A new report analyzing "The Maturing of America" finds less than half of the nation's communities have begun preparing to deal with the needs of the nation's elderly.

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