Updated: 02/20/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Flu season is getting worse, and health leaders say it's partly because the flu vaccine doesn't protect against most of the strains circulating right now.
Updated: 09/04/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Finding affordable health insurance. Monday, we told you how and when increasing your out of pocket costs and shopping for private insurance can save you money. There's not a whole lot you can do about the rising cost of health care in this country, but there is a great deal we can do as a society. And it starts with personal responsibility. In this week's healthy Tennessean, how the decisions you make can save us all.
Posted: 02/14/2008 - Health officials are investigating a suspected fatal case of meningitis after a 10-year-old Nashville girl died.
Posted: 02/13/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- School leaders attribute some of the absenteeism in area schools to the flu. Volunteer TV's medical reporter Jessa Goddard has a closer look at the number of flu cases in East Tennessee.
Updated: 03/26/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- When the Lady Vols tip off Monday night against the Rugters Scarlet Knights, they may be seeing red, but they will be thinking pink. The game is part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's 2008 Think Pink Campaign aimed at raising breast cancer awareness. We're covering East Tennessee health, with more on how raising awareness can bring researchers closer to finding a cure.
Posted: 02/08/2008 - A new Vanderbilt study found that seat belt use declines as body size increases.
Updated: 02/08/2008 - Several East Tennessee school districts were closed Friday due to illness and a few more were canceling school days extending into next weekend.
Updated: 02/06/2008 - First Wal-Mart, then Target started selling generic prescription drugs for four dollars back in 2006.
Posted: 02/04/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- An outbreak of illness at several schools in Loudon County kept students home from school Monday. Loudon County school leaders say 18 to 20 percent of students district-wide were absent Friday. East Tennessee Children's Hospital doctors say they have seen an influx of children over the past week, complaining of upper respiratory problems and flu-like symptoms.
Updated: 02/03/2008 - Believe it or not, Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day not falling on the last Thursday in November.
Updated: 01/31/2008 - Ways to prevent your child from getting the cold and missing school.
Updated: 01/30/2008 - If you are the parent of a teenager you probably monitor your liquor cabinet, but it's the medicine cabinet you should be worried about.
Posted: 01/30/2008 - For the third time in five years, Knoxville has been named the worst place in the country to live for asthma sufferers.
Updated: 01/28/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Nearly one-third, 32.5 percent, of Knox county high school students describe themselves as overweight. In actuality, the percentage is about half that, 16.2 percent. Still, the perception is driving some teenagers to take desperate measures to lose weight. We're covering East Tennessee health with the warning signs you need to know as a parent that your child may be engaging in high risk behavior to lose weight.
Updated: 01/28/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- In the old days, they were called family doctors. They were your first contact for health concerns.
Updated: 01/25/2008 - This time of year the common cold can spread easily among young children, but there's a serious infection that could mask itself as a cold and potentially become a very serious problem for your little one.
Updated: 01/24/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Are you one of the tens of thousands of Americans who made it their new year's resolution to lose weight?
Posted: 01/24/2008 - A study finds that some women aren't getting a mammogram because they'd have to pay as little as $10. The study of Medicare users says that's especially true for many older women.
Updated: 01/17/2008 - With cold and flu season well under way, the Food and Drug Administration is warning parents that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are too risky for children under two.
Posted: 01/14/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Think you know some of the dirtiest places across the nation? The alarming news is a few of the top 12 dirty spots are inside your home. We are taking a closer look at where you will find some of the top germs in covering East Tennessee health.