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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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Opening statements set for fen-phen retrial

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Prosecutors are set to call their first witnesses in the retrial of two former lawyers accused of bilking clients of millions of dollars in a diet drug settlement.

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Study shows MRSA infections in ICUs declining

Updated: 02/17/2009 - There is a public perception that hospitals sickest pateints, those in intensive care units, are also the ones at a high risk for contracting very serious infections. But a new study shows that efforts to reduce that risk may be paying off.

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Covenant Health gears up for kids run

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon’s Kids Run is moving from a Sunday morning event to Saturday to pave the way for greater participation among area youth.

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Jury selection under way in fen-phen retrial

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Jury selection is under way in the retrial of two disbarred lawyers accused of cheating their clients out of more than $94 million over a settlement with the makers of the diet drug fen-phen.

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Not many kids will need cholesterol drugs

Updated: 02/16/2009 - There's some reassuring news about childhood obesity. A new study finds that fewer than 1 percent of American teenagers are likely to need cholesterol drugs.

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Childhood vaccines and autism

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - For years, many parents of children with autism have claimed childhood vaccines are the cause of the neurological disorder.

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