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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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Asthma patients should get vaccine shot

Updated: 10/22/2009 - One of the largest high risk groups for the H1N1 strain of the flu is still waiting to receive the new shot version of the vaccination.

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Vaccines short; how prepared is East Tenn. for H1N1?

Updated: 10/21/2009 - The U.S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee says only about 25 percent of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine will be delivered by the end of the month. How are East Tennessee care providers dealing with the shortages, and the safety concerns?

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Despite potentially deadly seizures, Dandridge woman losing TennCare

Updated: 10/20/2009 - Several years ago, 38-year old Tonya Duford suffered a stroke when a blood clot traveled from her heart to her brain. That stoke caused epilepsy and severe seizures. She needs expensive, life-saving medicine to stay alive. Medicine she and her husband can't afford. Now, she's literally scared to death.

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Knox Co. received H1N1 vaccine shots Friday

Updated: 10/20/2009 - The Knox County Health Department received about 1,800 H1N1 vaccine shots Friday, according to health department spokesperson Ranee Randby. They were then shipped out to pediatricians and health care providers throughout Knox County. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Hospitals restricting visitors to stop H1N1

Posted: 10/19/2009 - Hospitals around the country are turning away visiting children and tightening restrictions on adults, too, in hopes of limiting the spread of swine flu in the hallways.

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H1N1 vaccine shortage concerns

Updated: 10/19/2009 - With two strains of the flu, vaccinations are key, but is there enough to go around? Fears have started to spread that there's a vaccine shortage for the H1N1 strain, but Knox Co. health officials are calling it basic supply and demand.

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USDA confirms H1N1 in Minnesota pigs

Posted: 10/19/2009 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says at least one pig from Minnesota has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, the first case of a pig contracting the virus in the United States.

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