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Warning Signs Of Mono

Updated: 10/04/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - We often hear about small outbreaks of Mononucleosis on college campuses, because it's most often seen in teens and young adults.

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Cough Medicine Dangerous for Children

Posted: 09/28/2007 - Drug companies have just over a month to stop making and selling unapproved medicines for children under 6 that contain the painkiller and cough suppressant hydrocodone.

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Checking Toys For Lead Paint

Updated: 09/27/2007 - Many parents are concerned that some potentially dangerous toys are getting by them, so they're turning to products that test lead levels

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Knox County FluMist Campaign Returns

Updated: 09/24/2007 - Today marks the third year Knox County Schools will offer free FluMist vaccines to every school age student.

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Superbugs and Children In East Tennessee

Updated: 09/20/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - If you have a child under seven, he or she has likely received a vaccine doctors say is generating new superbugs that cause ear infections. Prevnar, which came on the market in 2000, prevents Pneumonia and other serious illnesses in children under two. We're covering East Tennessee health with what you need to know about this dangerous side effect.

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Protecting Yourself at the Pharmacy

Updated: 09/11/2007 - The number of people taking prescription painkillers has climbed dramatically over the past 10 years, that's people taking them legally, and illegally.

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Mold Concerns In Knox Co. Schools

Updated: 09/07/2007 - A group of parents says sending your children into Knox County schools everyday is the equivalent of sending them into a burning building.

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Kicking Butt

Posted: 09/05/2007 - The days of lighting up at Neyland Stadium are over.

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UT Students Taking PrecaUTions

Updated: 09/05/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - From theft to rape to driving under the influence, crime happens in our communities and on our college campuses.

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Women & Heart Health

Updated: 09/04/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - In this week's Healthy Tennessean, treating women with heart problems differently than men. A new study suggests surgeries which typically save men's lives can be deadly for women. Researchers found women who have major heart operations, like a coronary bypass, are more likely than men to die. This evening, local medical opinion about the reasons why.

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Back to School Can Mean Spreading Diseases

Updated: 08/28/2007 - Most parents are relieved kids are back in school and settling back into normal routines. But homework isn't the only thing your children might bring home with them, especially this time of year.

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Rising Maternal Deaths

Updated: 08/27/2007 - More moms are dying in childbirth. And there are a number of factors that may be the cause.

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West Nile Virus In Tennessee

Posted: 08/23/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Mosquitoes across the state are testing positive for west nile virus, but so far, there no human cases being reported, according to the state's Department of Health.

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Sweating It Out Before School

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Many of us have had to endure the heat wave without air conditioning at some point, whether that's in our homes, cars or running errands.

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Prescription Painkiller Use In TN

Updated: 08/20/2007 - Nationwide, the amount of five major painkillers sold at retail stores rose 90 percent between 1997 and 2005. But the biggest increase of any state was here in Tennessee, by 206 percent.

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