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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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Quit Smoking Without Weight Gain?

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Television commercials for a product called the Commit Nicotine Lozenges claim to help smokers gain less weight as they quit, but can these lozenges really help, as the ads say they will?

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Family Dinner Can Be Good for Your Children

Updated: 09/25/2006 - It will make your children less likely to smoke, drink or use drugs and you could be doing it right now. Monday is "Family Day", a day to eat dinner with your children.

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Routine HIV Testing?

Updated: 09/23/2006 - For decades, the CDC has recommended intravenous drug users and gay men be routinely tested for HIV. Now, officials say you should be, as well.

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Academic Doping

Updated: 09/21/2006 - We've heard a lot about performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports, lately. Now, it seems the pursuit of academic excellence has some parents taking similar measures.

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Properly Preparing Produce

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Despite an earlier report, the tainted spinach outbreak hasn't found its way to Tennessee just yet.

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MORE ON: E.Coli

Posted: 09/15/2006 - Twenty states are now blaming tainted spinach for outbreaks of E. coli.

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Nationwide Warning on Spinach

Updated: 09/15/2006 - There is a warning out Friday for fresh, bagged spinach because of E. coli bacteria contamination.

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Pandemic Flu and Seniors

Posted: 09/14/2006 - With the nation on pandemic alert, Knox County health officials continue their campaign to inform and prepare the public.

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E. TN Flu Shot Supply

Posted: 09/07/2006 - The calendar still says it's Summer... But it's already time to start thinking about flu season.

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