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How safe are tanning bed base-tans

Updated: 02/29/2008 - It’s almost time for spring break, but how safe are going to tanning beds to build up a base tan.

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Your diet and the flu

Updated: 02/26/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- The flu shot is proving a good match for only about 40 percent of the viruses circulating right now, so most of us are looking for anything that might give us added protection. And that could start at your own kitchen table. You are what you eat, and you aren't what you don't eat. In this week's Healthy Tennessean, the best options to give your immune system an added boost against cold and flu.

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Finding daycare when school is out

Updated: 02/22/2008 - More than 50,000 Knox County students were off school on Thursday, leaving thousands of parents struggling to find a place for their children to stay while they're at work.

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Cutting costs: Finding affordable health care

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Finding affordable health insurance. Monday, we told you how and when increasing your out of pocket costs and shopping for private insurance can save you money. There's not a whole lot you can do about the rising cost of health care in this country, but there is a great deal we can do as a society. And it starts with personal responsibility. In this week's healthy Tennessean, how the decisions you make can save us all.

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How to medicate a virus

Updated: 02/15/2008 - Illness has been so widespread among children in East Tennessee that several schools remain closed through this week.

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Regional flu activity reported across Tennessee

Posted: 02/13/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- School leaders attribute some of the absenteeism in area schools to the flu. Volunteer TV's medical reporter Jessa Goddard has a closer look at the number of flu cases in East Tennessee.

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Lady Vols Think Pink

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- When the Lady Vols tip off Monday night against the Rugters Scarlet Knights, they may be seeing red, but they will be thinking pink. The game is part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's 2008 Think Pink Campaign aimed at raising breast cancer awareness. We're covering East Tennessee health, with more on how raising awareness can bring researchers closer to finding a cure.

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Signs that you may have the flu

Updated: 02/08/2008 - Several East Tennessee school districts were closed Friday due to illness and a few more were canceling school days extending into next weekend.

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Flu watch in East Tennessee

Posted: 02/04/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- An outbreak of illness at several schools in Loudon County kept students home from school Monday. Loudon County school leaders say 18 to 20 percent of students district-wide were absent Friday. East Tennessee Children's Hospital doctors say they have seen an influx of children over the past week, complaining of upper respiratory problems and flu-like symptoms.

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Super Bowl cooking tips, sack your calories

Updated: 02/03/2008 - Believe it or not, Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day not falling on the last Thursday in November.

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'Pharming parties' dangerous for teens

Updated: 01/30/2008 - If you are the parent of a teenager you probably monitor your liquor cabinet, but it's the medicine cabinet you should be worried about.

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Helping E. TN Teens Lose Weight Safely

Updated: 01/28/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Nearly one-third, 32.5 percent, of Knox county high school students describe themselves as overweight. In actuality, the percentage is about half that, 16.2 percent. Still, the perception is driving some teenagers to take desperate measures to lose weight. We're covering East Tennessee health with the warning signs you need to know as a parent that your child may be engaging in high risk behavior to lose weight.

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Cold Season: The skinny on RSV

Updated: 01/25/2008 - This time of year the common cold can spread easily among young children, but there's a serious infection that could mask itself as a cold and potentially become a very serious problem for your little one.

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