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UT tries to cut down spread of flu

Updated: 09/16/2009 - As two strains of flu spread this year, the University of Tennessee is trying to cut down on the number of cases on campus, by offering flu shots. The close quarters of campus, can be the perfect breeding grounds for viruses.

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6-year-old fights cancer and gives back to others

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Leukemia is the most common form of childhood cancer. Doctors at Children's Hospital say the good news, is it has more than a 90% cure rate. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we are introducing you to a 6 year old fighting the battle of her life.

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Survival rates found to differ by race after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Posted: 09/15/2009 - Past medical research has shown that when it comes to a variety of non-emergency medical procedures and conditions, racial disparities exist, possibly due to underuse or overuse of services, patient preferences or access to care. A new medical study on racial differences attempts to take those factors out of the equation.

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Childhood obesity rising in Knox Co.

Updated: 09/14/2009 - Childhood obesity rates in Knox County have increased steadily over the past 20 years. Now, nearly 40% of children in Knox County are overweight or obese. But, one group is hoping to stop that number from going any higher.

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New dental tool eases anxiety

Updated: 09/10/2009 - A trip to the dentist probably isn't on your list of favorite things to do. Some patients tend to get a little anxious especially when it comes to the drill. But a local dentist hopes a new tool, that's the first ever device of its kind, will ease your fears.

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FDA backs Glaxo's vaccine Cervarix for women

Posted: 09/09/2009 - Federal health officials favor approving GlaxoSmithKline's long-delayed vaccine Cervarix to prevent the leading cause of cervical cancer in U.S. women.

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H1N1 and seasonal flu affecting different people

Updated: 09/02/2009 - Every year you hear the seasonal flu is hitting the young and the old. Well that's not necessarily the case, when it comes to the H1N1 strain. Some people are more at risk, including children and pregnant woman, but the elderly may have an immunity to H1N1.

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Alcoa schools close due to illness

Updated: 09/02/2009 - Alcoa City Schools say the absentee rates continued to go up, so they had to act to try and cut out the germs, despite CDC guidelines that suggest to keep school open, even with high absentee rates.

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Swine flu, heart disease may be deadly mix

Posted: 09/01/2009 - Doctors attending a European cardiology meeting in Spain are concerned about the effects of a swine flu epidemic on patients with heart disease.

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7 clues to ovarian cancer

Posted: 09/01/2009 - Researchers find seven symptoms linked with Ovarian Cancer, dispelling ‘silent killer’ reputation.

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H1N1 cases no longer shared with public

Updated: 08/26/2009 - Confirming with State health officials if H1N1 is in your child's school is no more. The Health Department is no longer releasing that information based on guidelines from the CDC.

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UT assures students H1N1 flu not rampant on campus

Posted: 08/25/2009 - On Monday evening, UT’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of the Student Health Service sent a campus wide email. The email specifically said that while there have been some diagnosed cases on campus, the strain of the flu was not rampant.

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