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Anderson, Clinton Schools Close Due to Illness

Updated: 07/06/2007 - From the Volunteer TV Newsroom: Anderson County Schools have canceled classes for Friday and Monday due to sickness. Other Schools out: Union County – Friday Morgan County – Friday Grainger County – Friday, Monday Claiborne County – Friday Scott County - Friday Oneida SSD - Friday Stay with VolutneerTV.com and Volunteer TV News for the latest school closings.

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When to Close, Tracking the Flu in Schools

Updated: 01/23/2007 - Four area school systems are now closed for the rest of the week, due to flu and other illnesses. But how and when does a district make the decision to close schools and why is the classroom such a hotbed for viruses in the first place?

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FDA Proposal for Celiac Disease

Posted: 01/23/2007 - Under a new FDA proposal, certain foods made without a protein found in barley, rye and wheat could be labeled "gluten-free."

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The Cold Weather Diet

Updated: 09/04/2008 - From cancer-fighting to heart healthy, study after study shows certain foods have different benefits to our health. Now, scientists have compiled a list of foods you should include in your diet during the winter months to help you ward off a cold or the flu.

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Study: Aspirin Could Prevent Asthma

Posted: 01/15/2007 - An aspirin a day may do more than just prevent a stroke or a heart attack, it may also lower your chance of developing asthma.

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House Approves Stem Cell Research Bill

Updated: 01/11/2007 - From the Volunteer TV Newsroom: The House has approved a bill boosting federal support of embryonic stem cell research. We'll have more on VolunteerTV.com as it becomes available.

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Pro-Anorexia Sites Online

Updated: 01/11/2007 - When you're searching for answers, many of you use your mouse to find them. However in this age of the internet, a new trend is emerging. Volunteer TV's Stacy McCloud shows you how websites and groups are actually promoting dangerous eating disorders.

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Mild Winter Could Mean More Mold Allergies

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Do you have a cold you just can't seem to shake? Or itchy, watery eyes that usually only bother you during the spring? Doctors' offices across the southeast report being flooded with patients suffering from an uncommon ailment this time of year, allergies.

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Cover Tennessee is Bredesen's Answer to TennCare

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Our country has never had more people without health insurance. The Census Bureau, says nearly 16 percent of Americans don't have it. In Tennessee, Governor Phil Bredesen's answer is "Cover Tennessee," which includes prescription drugs.

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All Pregnant Women to Get Down Testing

Updated: 01/02/2007 - Gynecologists and obstetricians have long known, the older a woman is, the greater the risk of having a baby with Down Syndrome.

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Resolution Help: Quit Smoking

Updated: 09/04/2008 - One of the top New Year's resolutions this year is to quit smoking. And just days into 2007, Volunteer TV's Gary Loe brings you expert advice to help smokers kick the habit, and keep their new year's resolutions.

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Even Animals Have To Shed Some Pounds Too!

Updated: 12/28/2006 - When you see an overweight animal, you may say, "oh how cute", but veterinarians say, not at all! In response to a rise in pet obesity, UT's veterinary clinic is offering one on one training to help your pooch shed those extra pounds.

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Holiday Diet Tips

Posted: 12/21/2006 - The holidays are a time of joy, coming together and enjoying good food. But if you're on a diet, the holidays might not seem so bright.

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