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Is relief in sight for Union Co. firefighter with immune disorder?

Updated: 09/24/2009 - 23-year old Nick Harrell was born with a rare immune system disorder.His medicine cost him more then10-thousand dollars a month to stay alive.TennCare dropped Nick, and in two weeks he will be out of his very expensive medicine...And could lose his life. But some relief may be on the way. Hopefully before it's too late.

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A world first: Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

Posted: 09/24/2009 - The world's largest AIDS vaccine trial is being hailed as a watershed event because it's the first time an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the virus.

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Cancer dangers in your home from Radon

Updated: 09/22/2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is joining the World Health Organization's first global call-to-action of a cancer risk in your home.

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FDA awards $2M in grants for kids' medical devices

Posted: 09/21/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration is awarding $2 million to spur the development of medical devices for children, who face increased risks during surgery because so few implants are designed for their smaller frames.

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Anderson Co. classes resume Tuesday, other schools close

Updated: 05/19/2011 - Administrators with the Anderson County School System have decided to resume classes Tuesday after extending cancellation of classes through Monday due to illness. However, several other schools in the area are closed. Loudon County Schools and St. John Neumann Catholic School in Farragut are both closed Tuesday. Knoxville Catholic High School is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Berean Christian School in Knoxville is closed the rest of the week.

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E. Tenn. schools closing due to illness

Updated: 09/17/2009 - Union County Schools will be closed Friday and Monday due to flu, according to school administrators. Loudon County Schools are also closed through Tuesday due to illness.

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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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