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Tennessee receives failing grade from March of Dimes

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The state of Tennessee received a failing grade from the March of Dimes in what will be an annual Premature Birth Report Card. The "F" grade shows how the state is facing a crisis level of premature births that is driving up health care costs and special education budgets.

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NCI: No prostate benefit from vitamin E, selenium

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The government is stopping a major study of whether vitamin E and selenium prevent prostate cancer -- because the supplements aren't working and there's a hint of risk.

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Retailers Embrace Natural Remedy for Winter Season

Posted: 10/23/2008 - In light of the announcement by manufacturers that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold remedies should not be given to children under 4, parents need to know what natural options are available to keep kids healthy during the winter season.

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Tainted feed kills 1,500 Chinese dogs bred for fur

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A Chinese veterinarian says some 1,500 dogs have died after eating feed tainted with melamine. That's the same industrial chemical that's contaminated dairy products and sickened tens of thousands of babies across China.

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HLTH, WebMD end $2.31 billion merger deal

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Continuing turmoil in the financial markets prompted HLTH Corp. and its subsidiary WebMD Health Corp. to cancel a $2.31 billion cash-and-stock merger, the companies said Monday.

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Pfizer reaches multi-million dollar painkiller settlement

Posted: 10/17/2008 - CBS (AP) Drug giant Pfizer Inc. has reached an $894 million deal to end most of the lawsuits over its two prescription pain relievers, the popular Celebrex and a similar drug, Bextra, no longer on the market.

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107 women receive free breast cancer screenings

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Women lined up as early as 1:30 this morning for free breast cancer screenings at the 4th Annual Mission Mammography. Today the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center offered free mammographies to 107 women without insurance.

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Mission Mammography in Knoxville

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) - In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Knoxville comprehensive breast center offered free mammograms Thursday.

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Children's Hospital celebrates child health week

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) - It is child health week, and Knoxville's Children's Hospital is kicking things off by offering parents all the information they need to keep their children healthy.

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Faster genetic test for flu virus approved

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The government has approved a new genetic test for the flu virus that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within a few hours.

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