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High court has options on health care law

Posted: 03/30/2012 - Now the justices will wrestle with what to do with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. They have a range of options, from upholding the law to striking it down in its entirety.

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As more autism reported, doctors say check early

Posted: 03/30/2012 - According to new government statistics, the rate is about 1 in 88. That means autism is nearly twice as common as the government reported just five years ago. The largest increases are in Hispanic kids.

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As more autism reported, doctors say check early

Posted: 03/30/2012 - At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other kids in her day care group. Last October, her worried parents found out why.

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Govs tour Neb. beef plant to see 'pink slime'

Posted: 03/30/2012 - Governors of three states got up close with "pink slime" Thursday, touching and examining treated beef at a plant and eating hamburgers made with it in a bid to persuade grossed-out consumers and grocery stores the product is safe to consume.

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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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