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Vanderbilt medical center stressing healthy snacks

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The retail operation is working with Five Star Vending, the machine vendor, and Coca-Cola, which supplies the drink machines. More vitamin water and zero-calorie beverages will be available.

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Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

Posted: 08/28/2012 - The email alerts sent Tuesday came after a second person died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, which can be carried in the urine, saliva and feces of infected deer mice.

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Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

Posted: 08/27/2012 - The nation's most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it.

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CDC: West Nile outbreak 'one of largest' in US

Posted: 08/22/2012 - So far, 1,118 illnesses have been reported, about half of them in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an average year, fewer than 300 cases are reported by mid-August.

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Anti-Medicaid states: Earning $11,000 is too much

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Governors in those five states have said they'll reject the Medicaid expansion underpinning Obama's health law after the Supreme Court's decision gave states that option.

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12 states now have high obesity; Mississippi No. 1

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their height and weight. For the first time, households with only cell phones were included.

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Tennessee nursing job market more competitive

Posted: 08/13/2012 - According to the Tennessee Board of Nursing, there were more than 83,000 registered nurses in the state in 2011, and 21 new schools were added between 2000 and 2011.

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Study: Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

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US kids' cholesterol down; fewer trans fats cited

Posted: 08/07/2012 - The study did not look at the reasons for the decline, but its lead author, Dr. Brian Kit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the theory makes sense.

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4 dozen become ill after church picnic

Posted: 08/07/2012 - State health officials are looking for the source of an illness that struck at least 50 people who attended a community picnic in Middle Tennessee.

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$3.9 million grant goes to improve surgical care

Posted: 08/06/2012 - Twenty-one hospitals across the state will use the funds. The partnership began in 2008 to evaluate and improve surgical care done by general and vascular surgeons.

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A bright future ahead for young girl with tumor

Updated: 08/02/2012 - In April, we introduced you to a little girl from Belize who had a football sized tumor on her face. After hours of surgery it was removed and now her family tells us how she's doing.

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Is your problem gluten? Or faddish eating?

Posted: 08/01/2012 - It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.

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Judge says Arizona's abortion ban can take effect

Posted: 07/31/2012 - Arizona's ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy is poised to take effect this week as scheduled after a federal judge ruled Monday that the new law is constitutional.

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New state department eyes accreditation

Posted: 07/30/2012 - Officials in the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities say gaining accreditation will make it an international model for providing service.

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Gov't says only 1 in 4 have HIV under control

Posted: 07/27/2012 - New government data shows only a quarter of Americans with the AIDS virus have the infection under control. Young people and blacks are least likely to get effective care.

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Study: New Medicaid expansion could be a lifesaver

Posted: 07/26/2012 - States that expand their Medicaid programs under President Barack Obama's health care law may end up saving thousands of lives, a medical journal report released Wednesday indicates.

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