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H1N1 vaccines available to everyone

Updated: 11/30/2009 - If you've been waiting to get your H1N1 vaccine, the wait is over. We talked with the Knox County Health Department about making the vaccine available to everyone and why it's important you're one of them.

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A good night's sleep - Part 2

Updated: 11/25/2009 - There are more than 84 types of sleep disorders, most of which can be diagnosed and treated with a sleep study. Monday, we introduced you to Gail Wilson who decided to do a sleep study to figure out some of her issues related to drowsiness, weight and blood pressure. Now, Gail gets her results. Find out how you too can get a better night sleep and a healthier life.

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A good night's sleep - Part 1

Posted: 11/24/2009 - If you're not getting enough sleep - you're not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from restless nights and dragging days. Volunteer TVs Allison Kropff introduces you to a woman who says dealing with sleepless nights has become a nightmare.

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New pap smear guidelines

Updated: 11/20/2009 - On the heels of a mammography controversy, new recommendations are out regarding cervical cancer screenings. The guidelines suggest women wait until their 20's to have their first pap smear and they can be rescreened less often than previously recommended. We talked with local doctors about what you should do.

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Quit smoking cold turkey

Updated: 11/19/2009 - Health officials blame smoking for over 9-thousand deaths in Tennessee each year- nearly half of which are due to lung cancer. In honor of today being the Great American Smoke-Out, Volunteer TV's Rebecca Solomon found out one fulfilling way that you can quit smoking.

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Government panel says women under 50 do not need mammograms

Updated: 11/17/2009 - It's a major change in the way women try to prevent breast cancer and it has local experts fuming. A government panel suggests women in their 40's should stop having annual mammograms and older women should one get one every other year. We talked with local experts about what this could mean for you and your family.

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Home care called for in health care reform

Updated: 11/17/2009 - At only 1.5 percent of the nation’s health care budget, home health care is argued as one of the most cost-effective forms of care. Now it’s facing some major cuts from Medicare reform.

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Teach your kids 'A Healthy Weigh to Go'

kids doing stretching exercises

Updated: 11/10/2009 - If you've been struggling to come up with healthy habits for you and your children, the Knox County Health Department has a program that can help. To fight childhood obesity, the program hopes to get your kids to eat right and move more.

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'Hoopla' raises money for premature babies

Posted: 11/08/2009 - "Hoopla at the Square" made dozens get up and dance Saturday night. The event at Cafe 4 on Market Square kicked off fund raising for the next year, to help build private Neonatal Intensive Care Units at UT Medical Center.

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House passes health care bill

Posted: 11/08/2009 - The Democratic-controlled House has passed historic health care legislation to provide medical coverage to millions more Americans.

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Health care workers take steps to stay safe from H1N1

Posted: 11/05/2009 - As many of you continue to try and keep your families safe from the H1N1 virus, health care workers continue to try and stay healthy as well. Thousands of health care workers have already been vaccinated, but several more continue to wait for more shipments of the vaccine. In the meantime, what steps are they taking, so they can care for you and your family?

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Low cholesterol may prevent some prostate cancers

Posted: 11/03/2009 - A new study suggests that men may be able to lower their risk of getting the most aggressive form of prostate cancer by keeping their cholesterol in a healthy range.

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CDC: Contaminated beef may be linked to 2 deaths

Posted: 11/02/2009 - A federal health official says two deaths and 26 other illnesses may be linked to ground beef recalled by a New York meat company because it might have been contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

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Medic Blood Center needs your help

Posted: 10/29/2009 - If you can spare a few minutes of your time, Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville needs your help.

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Pelosi: New health care bill is 'historic moment'

Updated: 10/29/2009 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says new health care legislation will make affordable, quality health care available to nearly all Americans and represents a historic step.

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H1N1 flu season not over, nasal spray clinic announced

Updated: 10/27/2009 - Late Tuesday afternoon, the Knox County Health Department had only about 50 doses left of the H1N1 injectible vaccine. But there's still about 4500 doses of the nasal spray, and they're going to put those to good use.

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Living with dyslexia

Dyslexia

Updated: 10/22/2009 - On October 9, Governor Phil Bredesen proclaimed October as Dyslexia Awareness month in Tennessee. Studies from the Tennessee Branch of International Dyslexia Association show 15 to 20% of the national population has a reading disability. Of those, 85% has dyslexia. We talked with a woman who is dealing with dyslexia about how she has overcome the condition.

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