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CDC: West Nile Deaths Highest Since 2003

Updated: 06/08/2007 - As we've reported, despite the drought, the number of mosquitoes is on the increase here in East Tennessee. So, the risk of the disease climbs as well.

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Rural/Metro: Heat Related Illness a Concern

Updated: 06/08/2007 - Two weeks to the official start of summer, and temperatures are already 10 to 12 degrees above average. The extreme heat caught many people off guard yesterday, sending rural/metro ambulance crews into overdrive, responding to people already experiencing heat-related illnesses.

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Denso Will Go 100% Tobacco Free

Updated: 06/08/2007 - One hundred percent tobacco-free, that will be the order at a local manufacturing company, located in Maryville.

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United Way Seeks to Insure the Uninsured

Posted: 06/05/2007 - Improving community health. It's the largest endeavor the United Way of Greater Knoxville has undertaken in its 87 year history.

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Knox Begins Mosquito Control

Posted: 06/04/2007 - Knox County health leaders say crews will continue spraying for mosquitoes all week.

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Officials Identify TB Patient

Posted: 05/31/2007 - The tuberculosis patient under the first federal quarantine since 1963 is a 31-year-old personal injury attorney who practices law with his father in Atlanta, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday.

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Treating A Sunburn

Updated: 05/29/2007 - Many of you are probably recovering from the holiday weekend. From grilling to swimming to boating, chances are you spent at least some time outdoors. And these mostly sunny skies are the perfect condition for a sunburn.

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Energy Drink Dilemma

Updated: 05/25/2007 - An investigation by the Kentucky Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control has found store clerks regularly mistake energy drinks that contain alcohol with regular energy drinks.

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Diabetes Drug Tied To Heart Risk In Study

Posted: 05/21/2007 - Avandia, the biggest-selling diabetes drug in the world, is linked to a greater risk of heart attack and possibly death, says a new scientific analysis published online Monday.

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Understanding the Symptoms of Stroke

Updated: 05/18/2007 - Stroke is the third largest cause of death, the top cause of disability and the single biggest reason people are admitted to nursing homes.

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Sun Protection: Sunscreen May Not Be Enough

Updated: 09/04/2008 - A study casting new light on sunscreen, a comprehensive review of sun protection strategies concludes we should stop trusting sunscreen as the front line of defense against harmful rays.

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Fresh v. Dried Fruits

Posted: 05/14/2007 - This time of year, produce departments are piled high with fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and cherries.

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FDA OKs Drug Patch To Treat Parkinson's

Posted: 05/10/2007 - The treatment options for patients with early Parkinson's expanded Wednesday with the approval of a new drug in patch form _ a first for medicines to treat symptoms of the disease.

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Report: Veterans Have Greater Suicide Risk

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at increased risk of suicide because Veterans Administration health clinics do not have 24-hour mental health care available, an internal review found.

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OxyContin's Deception Costs Firm $634M

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Two days after agreeing to pay states nearly $20 million for falsely marketing OxyContin, the drug's maker, Perdue Pharma, and three current and former executives plead guilty to federal charges.

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Study: Thin People May be Fat Inside

Updated: 05/10/2007 - If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble. Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas - invisible to the naked eye - could be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin.

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