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NIH stops study of niacin to prevent heart attacks

Posted: 05/26/2011 - On Thursday the National Institutes of Health halted a major study of high-dose niacin, a type of B vitamin, more than a year ahead of schedule because of the lack of benefit.

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The Superstar Gene - Part 2

Updated: 05/25/2011 - If there was a DNA test to determine if you could be a pro sports star, would you take it?

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The Superstar Gene, Part 1

Updated: 05/25/2011 - If there was a DNA test to find out if your child could make it in pro sports, would you have them take it?

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Pool Season Safety

Updated: 05/25/2011 - The unofficial start to summer is this weekend which means pools are opening up for the first time this season. But with summer fun comes dangers for you and your family.

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Manchester school to be honored with health award

Posted: 05/25/2011 - A federal health official will visit Deerfield Elementary School in Manchester, Tenn., on Wednesday to honor it for improving the health and nutrition of its students.

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Mobile Meals in need of volunteers

Posted: 05/24/2011 - With over 850 seniors to feed daily, Mobile Meals in Knox County depends on volunteers to deliver those hot meals. But with gas prices rising some volunteers are cutting back.

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CDC's 'zombie apocalypse' advice an Internet hit

Posted: 05/20/2011 - "Zombie apocalypse." That blog posting headline is all it took for a behind-the-scenes public health doctor to set off an Internet frenzy over tired old advice about keeping water and flashlights on hand in case of a hurricane.

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Diet or Drugs?

Updated: 05/18/2011 - Instead of turning to medication, one Knoxville family did some research. Then, they opened their fridge, threw out what they thought was causing the distraction and saw instant results. Could this work for you?

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Will the cold weather reduce bugs this summer?

Updated: 05/17/2011 - Temperatures have been changing drastically week to week so how does that affect the bug population? Volunteer TV's Whitney Kent asked some experts about what we should expect this summer.

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Kansas backs bill restricting abortion coverage

Updated: 05/13/2011 - Kansas legislators approved a ban Friday on insurance companies offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans except when a woman's life is at risk.

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The nose knows: Allergy season here with vengeance

Posted: 05/13/2011 - Heavy snow and rain in some parts of the country have nourished a profusion of tree pollen, while a sudden shift to warm, sunny weather has made its release more robust. Add in the wind, and the suffering skyrockets.

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Rabies vaccination clinics for only $10

Updated: 05/13/2011 - If you haven't had your pet vaccinated, there's an opportunity to get them their rabies vaccination at a low cost of only $10 per pet.

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Paint Away SMA

Updated: 05/12/2011 - Painting class to raise awareness and funds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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Homeowners use DNA to crack down on dog doo

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Tired of avoiding landmines in the grass, one condo complex enlists the help of science to track down dog owners that aren't cleaning up after their dogs.

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Heat is on: staying safe and cool

Updated: 05/10/2011 - With temperatures reaching the 90s this week, Volunteer TV set out to find out how you can keep your family cool and safe.

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Report: Up to 44m more uninsured under GOP budget

Posted: 05/10/2011 - A new report says the House Republican budget would leave up to 44 million more low-income people uninsured as the federal government cuts states' Medicaid funding by more than one-third over the next 10 years.

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Diet plans ranked: Jenny Craig No. 1

Posted: 05/10/2011 - On "The Early Show," Ashton and Nancy Metcalf, senior program editor for Consumer Reports, discussed the diet plan rankings and what they mean for you if you're ramping up to lose weight.

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Community Health ends effort to buy rival Tenet

Posted: 05/10/2011 - Community Health Systems Inc. says it is ending its effort to buy competitor Tenet Healthcare Corp. after Tenet rejected its latest $4 billion-plus offer.

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Study finds gas in drinking water near drilling

Posted: 05/09/2011 - The study published Monday found potentially dangerous concentrations of methane gas in water from wells near drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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