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First lady's book: On growing seeds, healthy kids

Posted: 05/29/2012 - From the beginning, Michelle Obama's kitchen garden has been an overachiever, churning out more peppers, parsley and eggplant than expected, and generating interest that — yes, really — crosses oceans.

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Almost half of new vets seek disability

Posted: 05/28/2012 - America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.

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UT Medical Center earns AHA award

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The University of Tennessee Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

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Doctors report rise in kids eating detergent packs

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Miniature laundry detergent packets arrived on store shelves in recent months as an alternative to bulky bottles and messy spills. But doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored packets with candy and swallowing them.

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Governor passes roll-your-own cigarette bill

Posted: 05/24/2012 - A measure that requires roll-your-own cigarette retailers to pay a licensing fee and tax and adhere to certain restrictions has been signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Blood Donations Save Local Woman's Life

Updated: 05/24/2012 - Even with all the medical advancements we have today; there's still no replacement for blood. That's why donating blood is so important in order to keep supplies stocked in local hospitals. But have you ever wondered who does this blood really help?

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Gov't taking new steps to combat food stamp fraud

Posted: 05/24/2012 - Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash and then asking the government for replacement cards.

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Report: Pill prescriptions surging in Tennessee

Posted: 05/23/2012 - A new report shows that nearly 18 million prescriptions for controlled substances like OxyContin and hydrocodone were dispensed in Tennessee last year -- a 23 percent increase from the previous year.

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Report: More support needed for kinship caregivers

Posted: 05/23/2012 - As more of America's children are raised by relatives other than their parents, state and local governments need to do better in helping these families cope with an array of financial and emotional challenges

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Auction claims it's selling vial with Reagan blood

Posted: 05/23/2012 - A Channel Islands auction house says it's selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan — a move denounced Tuesday by the late U.S. president's family and his foundation.

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Fake malaria drugs common in Asia, Africa

Posted: 05/22/2012 - More than a third of the malaria-fighting drugs tested over the past decade in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa were either fake or bad quality, seriously undermining efforts to fight the disease, a study said Tuesday.

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Born to run barefoot? Some end up getting injured

Posted: 05/22/2012 - As more runners experiment with barefoot running, doctors say they are treating injuries, mainly in people who ramped up too fast. In serious cases, they are laid up for several months.

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Tennessee's dental health among worst in nation

Posted: 05/21/2012 - A survey performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed declining dental visits in Tennessee and an increase in the number of people who have lost at least one permanent tooth.

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Half of overweight teens have heart risk

Posted: 05/21/2012 - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.

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CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

Posted: 05/18/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released draft recommendations calling for all baby boomers to get a one-time blood test for the liver disease. That's everyone born from 1945 to 1965.

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$4M grant to help state build insurance exchange

Posted: 05/16/2012 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the grants Wednesday, saying Tennessee will receive $4.3 million to use in establishing Affordable Health Care Insurance Exchanges

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Schools team up with Smokies for 'Safe Kids' Day

Posted: 05/15/2012 - 40 Knox Co elementary schools are teaming up with the Tennessee Smokies on Tuesday to help students live healthier lifestyles with activities as part of the Tennessee Smokies Safe Kids and Health Awareness Day.

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Britain bedeviled by binge drinking

Posted: 05/14/2012 - The girls slumped in wheelchairs look barely conscious, their blond heads lolling above the plastic vomit bags tied like bibs around their necks.

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