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Study shows MRSA infections in ICUs declining

Updated: 02/17/2009 - There is a public perception that hospitals sickest pateints, those in intensive care units, are also the ones at a high risk for contracting very serious infections. But a new study shows that efforts to reduce that risk may be paying off.

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Covenant Health gears up for kids run

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon’s Kids Run is moving from a Sunday morning event to Saturday to pave the way for greater participation among area youth.

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Jury selection under way in fen-phen retrial

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Jury selection is under way in the retrial of two disbarred lawyers accused of cheating their clients out of more than $94 million over a settlement with the makers of the diet drug fen-phen.

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Not many kids will need cholesterol drugs

Updated: 02/16/2009 - There's some reassuring news about childhood obesity. A new study finds that fewer than 1 percent of American teenagers are likely to need cholesterol drugs.

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Childhood vaccines and autism

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - For years, many parents of children with autism have claimed childhood vaccines are the cause of the neurological disorder.

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Survey: peanut recall known but misunderstood

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A Harvard survey has found that most Americans know about a peanut-driven national salmonella outbreak but many are wrong about what products are involved.

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Jury deliberating in Fla. tobacco trial

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A jury is deliberating a key phase in the first of 8,000 Florida lawsuits blaming health problems and deaths on tobacco companies.

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Breakfast basics

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - You probably heard it from your own parents: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But now you're the one saying it, to your sleepy, frazzled, grumpy children, who insist "I'm not hungry" as you try to get everyone fed and moving in the morning. It can be tough to get your children fueled UP in time for school, childcare or a day of play, but it's important to try.

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Tax credit to stay healthy

Posted: 02/11/2009 - You often need some motivation to hit the gym, how about some cash?

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East Tenn. school opens medical clinic, attendance up

Updated: 02/10/2009 - One East Tennessee school system is taking healthcare into their own hands, and have opened an in-school medical clinic. But, the clinic has helped not only students' health but their attendance as well.

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Ore. AG: Bayer settling ad case for $20 million

Posted: 02/10/2009 - Bayer will run a $20 million national advertising campaign to correct misleading information about the uses of its oral contraceptive Yaz under an agreement announced Tuesday.

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