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Watts Bar evacuation highly unlikely, TVA says

Posted: 03/14/2011 - The threat of radiation exposure in Japan has some in the U.S. wondering how an evacuation would be enacted at one of the 100-plus nuclear plants across the country . One of those plants is here in the East Tennessee region - Watts Bar in Spring City, operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Critics say TennCare should pay for dietitians

Posted: 03/07/2011 - Tennessee is one of the fattest states in the U.S., but TennCare won't pay for counseling by dietitians. However, it will pay for gastric bypass surgery.

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Ice Bears help MEDIC

Posted: 02/08/2011 - The Knoxville Ice Bears gave MEDIC a boost for blood donations.

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Union County Schools close to cut down on illness

Updated: 02/02/2011 - Union county students have a nice long weekend. They're off the rest of this week, but that time off isn't meant to be for fun. Administrators hope the students will stay away from each other, while they work hard to clean things up before next week.

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TennCare serves notice of possible changes to benefits

Updated: 01/31/2011 - As Gov. Bill Haslam gears up for discussions on the state budget, one agency is already taking aim at how and where it could make cuts. TennCare, the state's Medicaid program, has begun running notices in newspapers across the state about possible changes that could affect thousands.

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Hundreds flood free health care clinic

Updated: 01/23/2011 - As the debate over health care heats up in Congress, a group of volunteers came to East Tennessee to provide free health care. The Remote Area Medical Clinic made its way to Scott County, where hundreds of patients took advantage of the services today.

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Surgeon General wants breastfeeding to be easier

Updated: 01/20/2011 - Dr. Regina Benjamin says there are obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies. From family and friends, to employers and doctors, the Surgeon General says together breastfeeding rates can improve.

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Get Fit Friday: Finding a Dietitian

Posted: 01/07/2011 - There's something new every day to help us lose weight and usually they are fad diets that make you lose weight at first but once you go off that diet the weight comes back! So what are you to do in this confusing diet world? Y KENT HAS A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO A CONFUSING DIET WORLD.

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State offers advice after shutdown of Allcare Dental

Updated: 01/05/2011 - Allcare Dental & Dentures on Kingston Pike has shut its doors, but it has opened a floodgate of complaints. Today, officials with the Tennessee Department of Health say they are looking in to the closure of the dental practice.

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New Year's fitness specials

Updated: 12/31/2010 - We checked in with some of the popular, local fitness facilities to see what New Year's specials they have to offer.

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Tips to fight the flu

Flu

Posted: 12/03/2010 - With the cold weather moving in, it brings with it the dreaded flu.

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Diabetes Epidemic Will Hit Half of U.S. by 2020

Posted: 11/24/2010 - More than half of all Americans may develop diabetes or prediabetes by 2020, unless prevention strategies aimed at weight loss and increased physical activity are widely implemented, according to a new analysis.

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ACS Marathon Training

Updated: 11/25/2010 - The American Cancer Society is helping you train for the Country Music Marathon.

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Health officials offer advice on Norovirus outbreak

Updated: 11/22/2010 - An outbreak at a Knox County Elementary School has been identified as Norovirus. Now, health workers are anxious to get the word out about what you should do if you or someone in your family has symptoms.

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