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FDA panel backs first pill to block HIV infection

Posted: 05/11/2012 - The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

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Tennova Healthcare Pampers Women

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Mother's Day is the perfect time to get a mammogram and Tennova Medical Centers are rewarding you with a little pampering.

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Suspect billings at 2,600 drugstores

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Medicare paid $5.6 billion to 2,600 pharmacies with questionable billings, including a Kansas drugstore that submitted more than 1,000 prescriptions each for two patients in just one year, government investigators have found.

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Meeting to hear from seniors on unmet needs

Posted: 05/10/2012 - To help figure out what programs to advocate for future senior citizens, the Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging hosts an event Thursday to allow any seniors or caretakers talk about their needs.

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Oregon norovirus traced to reusable grocery bag

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies.

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Using technology to keep teen pregnancy rate low

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Teen pregnancy rates are down to an all time low according to The Centers for Disease Control. However, the Knox County Health Department is turning to technology to keep those numbers down.

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Retired couples may need $240,000 for health care

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to Fidelity Investments.

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Tennessee getting $5 million more in settlement

Posted: 05/08/2012 - The announcement Tuesday comes a day after a separate consumer protection agreement with the same company resulting in almost $2 million for Tennessee.

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Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Schools should be a cornerstone of the nation's obesity battle, but to trim Americans' waistlines, changes are needed everywhere people live, work, play and learn, a major new report says.

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Memphis researcher to continue arthritis work

Posted: 05/08/2012 - A professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has received a grant totaling $378,000 to continue arthritis treatment research.

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Study: Savings and risks in health insurance trend

Posted: 05/07/2012 - It's the hottest trend in job-based health insurance: plans that give you a personal savings account for medical bills but also require you to pay a hefty share of costs before coverage kicks in.

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20-year forecast shows no end to obesity epidemic

Posted: 05/07/2012 - More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger. Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be.

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Tallest man in world gets new Reeboks

Updated: 05/03/2012 - The tallest man in the United States has traveled from Minnesota to Massachusetts for a custom shoe-fitting with Reebok that he hopes will help him live a normal life.

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Medicare disruptions seen if health law is struck

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Tossing out President Barack Obama's health care law would have major unintended consequences for Medicare's payment systems, the administration has quietly informed the courts.

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Sports drinks cause teeth problems

Updated: 05/02/2012 - A recent study published in the journal of Academy General Dentistry, found an alarming increase in the consumption of sports drinks causing irreversible damage to teeth.

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