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Discovering kidney cancer

Posted: 03/03/2010 - Health experts say most kidney cancers are found during tests regarding other issues.

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Hillcrest West patients could return in 90 days

Updated: 03/02/2010 - For those who've had to leave Hillcrest West Nursing Home because the Government discontinued Medicare and Medicaid payments, the wait might not be long to get a bed back.

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CoverKids re-opens enrollment March 1

Updated: 02/26/2010 - If you need health insurance for your children, starting Monday, Cover Kids will re-open enrollment. The program had to stop accepting applications in the fall because of the state budget situation, but they're excited to start you again.

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E. TN woman hopes to give hope to those battling eating disorders

Posted: 02/25/2010 - You may know someone dealing with weight issues. But for millions of men and women, the struggle becomes an eating disorder. It's National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and to shed some light on the disease, a young woman battling the disease hopes to help you or your loved one.

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Nonsurgical weight loss

Updated: 02/25/2010 - You hear the complaints every year. People groaning about the 5-10 pounds they packed on during the holidays. But for many people, too much weight is an every-day issue. Surgery may be an option, but for those who don't want surgery or can't have it for medical reasons, there is another option. Doctors at MAYO Clinic have developed a liquid meal program geared toward people who need to lose a lot of weight.

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Medical device saves you from snoring

Updated: 02/23/2010 - It can disrupt your sleep and that of your spouse. And if you have sleep apnea and you stop breathing during the night, you have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure or even heart attack. Doctors at MAYO clinic are helping many patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea and people who simply snore get a good night's rest. That's thanks to a special dental device.

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Seasonal infections, flu continue in East Tenn.

Updated: 02/17/2010 - Multiple viruses and infections are going around right now, that could leave your family under the weather. From two strains of the flu to stomach bugs, and respiratory problems, there is plenty you may have to deal with now, and will continue to make your family sick.

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E. Tenn. celebrates Mardi Gras for a good cause

Posted: 02/17/2010 - While thousands packed the French Quarter of New Orleans for Mardi Gras, scores of East Tennesseans found a way to celebrate Fat Tuesday by supporting a good cause.

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Tennessee, Kentucky rank low in quality of life survey

Posted: 02/16/2010 - When it comes to quality of life, Tennessee and Kentucky are not doing so well. Both states are ranked among the nation’s worst for quality of life in a new report published by Gallup and Healthways Incorporated.

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Local hospital offers free oral cancer screenings

Updated: 02/09/2010 - February is National Dental Health Month. To help you have a healthy smile, dentists with UT Medical Center will set up shop in the hospital lobby this week. Besides a chance to raise awareness, the event will offer free oral cancer screenings which dentists say gives you a greater chance of detection.

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FDA aims to rein in radiation-based medical scans

Posted: 02/09/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is working with doctors and medical manufacturers to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from medical scans, a problem that has been growing for decades.

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Third wave of H1N1 could hit within the month

Updated: 02/08/2010 - With a decrease in the number of H1N1 cases being reported, you may think the flu epidemic is over. But local health leaders say that's not the case. We talked with the Knox County Medical Director who says if you haven't been vaccinated, you should, because we could be on the verge of the virus starting up again.

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Alexander pushes 'cleaner' coal; at what cost?

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Tennessee Senior Senator Lamar Alexander calls it a compromise to give us cleaner energy without jacking up our electric bills or costing us jobs. He says his proposed rules for coal plants could help us breathe better. But some environmentalists claim they wouldn't go far enough.

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Local woman fights heart disease, helps you prevent it

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Eight million women in the United States are living with heart disease. To help show support for the fight against the disease, today is National Wear Red Day. Heart disease is the number one killer of women - you may be at risk and not even know it. We talked with a woman who got help just in time.

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