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New procedure could lessen effects of glaucoma

Posted: 03/04/2009 - UNDATED (WVLT) -- Mayo Clinic doctors are using a new procedure to help prevent people with glaucoma from feeling the advanced effects of the disease.

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Supreme Court rejects limits on drug lawsuits

Posted: 03/04/2009 - The Supreme Court has upheld a $6.7 million jury award to a musician who lost her arm because of a botched injection of an anti-nausea medication. The court brushed away a plea that it limit lawsuits against drug makers.

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Finding a diet that is right for you

Posted: 03/03/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - If you are trying to lose weight and don't know which diet works best, you might want just want to think about taking in fewer calories.

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Nashville tuberculosis effort focuses on blacks

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The number of tuberculosis cases in Davidson County has declined over the last decade, though the number of blacks with the disease remains disproportionately high.

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AP Source: Obama to rescind Bush abortion rule

Posted: 02/27/2009 - The Obama administration is moving to rescind a federal rule that reinforced protections for medical providers who refuse to perform abortions and other procedures on moral grounds.

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Satellite Med Opens In Sevier County

Updated: 02/27/2009 - A new healthcare facility is locating in Sevier County bringing with it 60 jobs by this summer, and low cost healthcare for the uninsured.

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FDA warned syringe producer of serious problems

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Federal regulators warned a syringe manufacturer of "several significant violations" in its quality control system two years before its needles triggered an outbreak of illnesses that prosecutors say led to at least five deaths.

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Panel: Adopting from abroad? Get hepatitis A shot

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A federal advisory panel is recommending hepatitis A vaccinations for everyone who has close contact with children adopted from countries where hepatitis A is common.

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Jury orders $78.4M judgment in drug pricing trial

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Jurors have ordered prescription drug manufacturer Sandoz to pay the state of Alabama $78.4 million for causing the state Medicaid program to pay too much for prescription drugs.

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Unemployed and surviving cancer

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - If being diagnosed with cancer is not difficult enough, a new report shows people who survive the illness may be more likely to be unemployed.

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Cerebral Palsy Center of Knoxville building lives, futures

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Great food! Live jazz! A 10 day Holland America Cruise and a tempting silent auction! Join us for what promises to be another wonderful evening at the Foundry for the Cerebral Palsy Center’s “Fulfilling the Vision” Dinner and Auction on Friday, February 27, 2009, from 6pm to 10pm.

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