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Following winter skin tips can make cold more comfy

Updated: 01/04/2010 - The cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin, making it red , dry and painful. But there are some things you can do stop the winter from weathering your skin. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy in these frigid temperatures.

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New procedure offers alternative to lumpectomy surgery

Posted: 12/28/2009 - Finding a breast lump can be frightening. But when you find out the lump is non-cancerous, that fear can turn into relief, but also discomfort. If you want to remove the unwanted lump, a local doctor's office is third in the nation, and first in the region to offer you an alternative to a lumpectomy.

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New PSA urges you to get H1N1 vaccine

Updated: 12/17/2009 - A new H1N1 public service announcement is urging you, and your children, to get vaccinated against the virus. Millions more vaccines are expected to be available by the end of the week.

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Research suggests increased cancer risk due to CT scans

Updated: 12/15/2009 - A new study shows you may be at risk of higher radiation levels when you get a ct scan than originally thought. Researchers say thousands of people will die this year, or be diagnosed with cancer because of scans done years ago.

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H1N1 vaccine recall, 80,000 doses pulled in Tenn. for inspection

Updated: 12/15/2009 - H1N1 vaccines are being recalled. It involves one company, and about 800,000 doses nationwide. The H1N1 vaccine has been available for less than 2 months, and 4 lots are being recalled, not because of safety, but because they are no longer strong enough.

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800,000 doses of kids' swine flu vaccine recalled

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.

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Cluster headache patients find relief from oxygen

Posted: 12/08/2009 - Cluster headache patients will tell you the pain they experience can be more excruciating than childbirth or a gunshot wound. Attacks usually occur several times a day, lasting weeks or months. A new study shows breathing pure oxygen can help to quickly and effectively relieve this intense pain.

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Tenn. opens high risk pool to children

Posted: 12/04/2009 - Children with chronic and acute medical conditions are now eligible to enroll in Tennessee's high risk pool for people classified as "uninsurable" by commercial insurance providers.

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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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