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Study says too many arthroscopic knee surgeries

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Two studies are calling into question whether many people with arthritis are needlessly undergoing one of the most common operations in America: arthroscopic knee surgery.

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Surviving Cancer

Updated: 03/26/2009 - We hear about people being diagnosed with cancer every day. But there are also people beating it everyday. We want to introduce you to two different people, with two very similar stories. Peggy Iachetta and Jack Evans both beat cancer and decided to help others through outreach and a warm smile.

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Alan Williams' personal battle with cancer

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Skin cancer has been more prominent in recent years. In just the last two years, it has been the number one killer in women in their 20's. Growing up, WVLT Volunteer TV's Alan Williams spent a lot of time in the sun, and now, he's paying for it, having to get checked out at least once a year for lesions, some even biopsed. Here is his story.

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FDA posts list of potential problem drugs

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The government has begun posting online a list of medications under investigation for potential problems. It's part of an effort to improve communication with doctors and patients on prescription drug safety.

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Lawmakers demand study data on Vytorin cancer risk

Updated: 09/04/2008 - A congressional committee is giving the two makers of the cholesterol drug Vytorin two weeks to produce extensive data on a clinical study indicating the drug might increase the risk of cancer.

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TN heart disease and stroke prevention, care plan offers road map for saving lives

Posted: 07/31/2008 - The Tennessee Department of Health, in association with the American Heart Association, has developed a comprehensive strategy to address the burden of heart disease and stroke in Tennessee. The Tennessee Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Care Plan presents health care providers, community leaders, business organizations, school officials and individuals throughout the state with a road map for action to reduce disability and death from heart disease and stroke.

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Keep your family summer safe

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Here are three things to consider during the Independence Day holiday, and throughout summer to make sure your family is summer safe.

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Heart disease difficult to diagnose & hard to treat

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- With the passing of Tim Russert, many of us are becoming more aware of heart attacks and how quickly they can take ones life. One particular form of heart disease that you may not be as familiar with is called Pericarditis. We are introducing you to a 26-year-old that suffered from this disease that is difficult to diagnose and often hard to treat.

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Ovary removal may increase risk of dementia, other brain problems

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Every day up to 2,000 women have hysterectomies. Many of these women also choose to have their ovaries taken out at the same time to remove their risk of ovarian cancer. But for younger women who are not at high risk for ovarian cancer, doctors are saying, “not so fast.”

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Experts say tanners can get warts from unclean tanning beds

Updated: 06/10/2008 - It's that time of year again when many vacationers hit the tanning beds to get a head start on a nice bronze glow. But medical experts are warning you to be aware that you can catch a lot more in tanning beds than just a few rays.

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