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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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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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