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Getting swine flu vaccine top business concern

Posted: 09/30/2009 - A new survey has found that when it comes to preparing for a swine flu outbreak, the top concern for most U.S. business leaders is getting enough vaccine for their employees.

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Support for health care reform in East Tenn.

Updated: 09/30/2009 - Several health care reform plans will now go before the full senate and house. Both Republicans and Democrats agree on major aspects of health care reform, but still the debate continues over the details, as a final decision draws closer. Now, a grassroots project makes a stop in Knoxville, to encourage support for the President's health insurance reform plan.

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Routine exams may not detect serious heart problems

Updated: 09/29/2009 - We do know UT athletes get electrocardiograms before playing. Former Vol Duke Crews told us in 2007 that an EKG saved his life. But cardiologists say oftentimes the problems require much more advanced tests.

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Relief for Union Co. firefighter battling illness

Updated: 09/25/2009 - Nick Harrell will get his lifeline...At least for now. And there's hope it will continue for a long time. Just three days after we brought you the story of the young volunteer firefighter who is losing his TennCare, and the ability to afford the ten-thousand dollar prescription that keeps him alive, many people are helping.

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Tenn. man highlighted in health reform ad

Posted: 09/25/2009 - (SUBMITTED) -- In an effort to focus attention on patients over politics in the health care reform debate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network™ (ACS CAN) is running a national television advertisement that illustrates the critical need for action this year on reform.

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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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