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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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Study of anti-AIDS vaginal ring begins in Africa

Posted: 07/25/2012 - A monthlong HIV blocker that women could use for protection without their partners knowing? Major new research is beginning in Africa to see whether a special kind of vaginal ring just might work.

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Researchers report more condom use among teenagers

Posted: 07/24/2012 - More high school students are using condoms, but new government research released Tuesday shows the nation still has a long way to go to protect young people from the AIDS virus.

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US donates extra $150 million to battle AIDS

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Science now has the tools to slash the spread of HIV even without a vaccine — and the U.S. is donating an extra $150 million to help poor countries put them in place.

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Sec'y Clinton lauds headway in battle against AIDS

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it's possible to virtually eliminate HIV-infected births and the U.S. is donating $80 million in new funding to help poor countries reach that goal.

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Docs at odds over kids' cholesterol test guidance

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening.

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