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Whooping Cough on the Rise

Updated: 11/29/2006 - If you were born after 1940, you were likely vaccinated against whooping cough as part of your routine immunizations. So, how is it possible more cases of whooping cough are being reported now?

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Target Launches Discount Prescription Plan in TN

Updated: 11/28/2006 - Target is now joining Wal-Mart by offering the four dollar generic prescription drug program, effective immediately at all 1,287 target pharmacies across the country.

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Wal-Mart Rx Drug Plan Launches In TN

Updated: 11/27/2006 - We often hear senior citizens say they must choose between buying food and buying their prescription medications. So could a new generic drug program be the answer?

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Burning off the Thanksgiving Calories

Updated: 11/23/2006 - Before you go back for seconds, chew on this: the average thanksgiving meal contains more calories than most adults should consume in an entire day.

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Overeating And Your Heart

Updated: 11/22/2006 - There are many Thanksgiving traditions out there. But doctors say adding more fat and calories should not be one of them.

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How To Avoid Overeating

Updated: 11/21/2006 - Thanksgiving is the official start to the holiday season, and many people celebrate it with the traditional turkey and mashed potatoes. But how do you avoid eating too much?

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Better Cancer Treatment, Closer

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Thursday is the Great American Smokeout, encouraging smokers to not light up for a day. It's a step in the right direction to quitting. After all, Tennessee has one of the highest rates of smoking and lung cancer in the nation.

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Medicare Part D Enters Second Year

Updated: 11/15/2006 - Medicare Part D, the new plan to pay for senior citizens' medicines, either can ease a lot of money fears or create a whole new set of headaches!

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Local Doctor on TamiFlu Warning

Updated: 11/14/2006 - Flu season is here, but there are new concerns about taking the most popular drug to treat the virus.

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FDA Considers Warning for TamiFlu

Posted: 11/13/2006 - Doctors and parents should watch for signs of bizarre behavior such as delirium and hallucinations in children treated with the flu drug Tamiflu, federal health officials suggested Monday, citing increasing cases overseas.

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Millions of Acetaminophen Pills Recalled

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Millions of bottles of store-brand acetaminophen have been recalled because some of the caplets were contaminated with metal fragments.

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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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