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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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Walk for PKU raises money, understand

Posted: 05/18/2008 - On Saturday, as the Knoxville Zoo mourned the loss of its popular chimpanzee Mugsy, a group of Tennesseans were racing to end a rare disease.

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Device helps heart failure patients when transplant unavailable

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Right now, there are about five million people in America suffering from heart failure. Many of them would benefit from a heart transplant, but because most of them are over 65, they're often not eligible for the operation. But now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are studying a device that is not only keeping people with heart failure alive longer, but it’s giving them a better quality of life.

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Child health care lacking for many, group says

Posted: 05/07/2008 - A U.S.-based charity says inexpensive medical care for such easily treatable diseases as pneumonia and diarrhea could save the lives of millions of children worldwide every year, particularly in poor undeveloped countries.

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Wal-Mart expands low-price drug program

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Wal-Mart is expanding its discount prescription drug program to offer a 90-day supply for $10. It's also adding several women's medications and cutting the price on more than 1,000 over-the-counter drugs.

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Gender, other factors guide preemies' survival

Posted: 04/17/2008 - A study says doctors now have a better way of helping parents make an agonizing decision: Whether to take heroic steps to save a very premature baby.

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Over the counter paternity tests

Updated: 03/28/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- For about $150, you can now purchase a paternity test, over the counter, no questions asked.

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Details on "wandering" in E. TN & who's at risk

Updated: 03/26/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- The Union County Sheriff's Department is investigating the discovery of an elderly Knoxville man's body, found inside a mine Monday. Investigators say they don't suspect foul play. Instead, they believe Charles Ried died as a result of what the Alzheimer's Association calls "wandering." We're covering East Tennessee health, with details on wandering and who's at risk.

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Reducing your heart attack risk

Updated: 03/24/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. More than 70 million Americans live every day with some form of heart disease. 910,000 will die from it this year. We're covering East Tennessee health with the latest medical research on C-Reactive Protein and why it's no longer considered a marker for heart disease.

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Give your body a spring break!

Updated: 03/21/2008 - No matter how well you kept up your workouts during the winter months, your body still isn't ready for many outdoor spring activities.

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New season, new relationships!

Updated: 03/20/2008 - Spring is the season of growth. Trees are budding, plants are growing, the weather is getting warmer.

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More differences between men and women?

Posted: 03/20/2008 - If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then Mars is a land where the refrigerators are stocked with meat and frozen pizza and Venus has a bounty of yogurt, fruits and vegetables, a new study suggests.

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Safety products for your children

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Many parents use safety products as a second line of defense, because children can get into trouble faster than you can blink.

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Are you sensitive to MSG?

Updated: 03/18/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- It's a food ingredient with a reputation. MSG is found in everything from Kung Pao Chicken to Sweet and Sour Pork.

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