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Disaster food aid offered for tornado victims

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The Tennessee Department of Human Services will begin helping those in ten counties hit by tornadoes earlier this month by issuing disaster D-SNAP food stamps.

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Court takes health care case behind closed doors

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The survival of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices.

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Governors urge consumers to reconsider pink slime

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The main producer of "pink slime" and the politicians defending the company will have a hard time persuading consumers and grocery stores to accept the product, even if the processed beef trimmings are as safe as the industry insists.

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Report: US cancer rates continue downward trend

Posted: 03/28/2012 - Health officials say cancer rates have been going down thanks to better screening, treatment advances, and efforts to prevent some cancers by reducing smoking and other unhealthy behaviors.

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Eating lots of chocolate helps people stay thin, study finds

Posted: 03/28/2012 - What's the best way to stay thin? A new study finds it's exercising and eating a healthy diet full of - chocolate? The study found that people who frequently ate chocolate had a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who didn't.

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Medical marijuana bill advances in Tenn. House

Posted: 03/27/2012 - Democratic Rep. Jeanne Richardson of Memphis, the bill's main sponsor, said the measure would create the toughest access standards among the states that have enacted similar laws.

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Where's the beef? Groceries dump 'pink slime'

Posted: 03/27/2012 - Despite USDA claims that the meat product is safe, several supermarket chains have announced they will not carry products that have "pink slime" as an ingredient.

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Second Harvest expanding community reach

Updated: 03/27/2012 - Soon over 1.4 million pounds of fresh and frozen foods will have a place to be stored and distributed to the community thanks to a new cooler/freezer being installed by Second Harvest of East Tennessee.

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Justices take up heart of health care overhaul law

Posted: 03/27/2012 - The Supreme Court is taking up the key question in the challenge to President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul: Can the government force people to carry insurance or pay a penalty?

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'Pink slime' maker suspends some plant operations

Posted: 03/27/2012 - The maker of "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at all but one plant where the beef ingredient is made, acknowledging recent public uproar over the product has cost the company business.

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Diabetes risk tests offered on Market Square

Updated: 03/27/2012 - Calling it a one day 'wake up call', the American Diabetes Association is hosting 24th Annual 'Alert Day' across the country, including Knoxville.

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Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission

Posted: 03/26/2012 - New research provides clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes. Doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease — not just as a last resort.

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High court takes up fight over Obama health law

Posted: 03/26/2012 - President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is front and center at the Supreme Court for three days of hearings to determine the fate of a law aimed at extending health insurance to more than 30 million Americans.

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Smokers beware: New anti-smoking ads headed your way

Posted: 03/15/2012 - The government has revamped its strategy for getting people to kick the smoking habit, and the new campaign is about to hit TV and radio air waves and billboards, magazines and newspapers.

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Obama's health care law: A trek, not a sprint

Posted: 03/11/2012 - It took only a year to set up Medicare. But if President Barack Obama's health care law survives Supreme Court scrutiny, it will be nearly a decade before all its major pieces are in place.

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Health program losing federal funds, clinics

Updated: 03/11/2012 - Many clinics involved in a Texas health care program for low-income women won't be able to serve those patients starting this week under a state law aimed at abortion-affiliated groups.

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Kurita takes on obesity as health policy adviser

Posted: 03/05/2012 - Former state senator Rosalind Kurita has taken a new position at the state Department of Health and is drawing on her nursing background to help fight obesity in Tennessee.

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Give Blood- Play Hockey

Posted: 02/28/2012 - Give blood today at MEDIC and you could meet and greet with players from the Ice Bears. Plus, you'll get a free t-shirt and "Flex-pass" ticket good for any game. All you have to do is roll up your sleeve and give.

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