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Fighting off germs during cold and flu season

Posted: 01/13/2016 - The Knox County Health Department is encouraging everyone to follow some basic precautions to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses and stay healthy.

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Study shows diagnosis wrong too often, urgent improvement needed

Posted: 09/22/2015 - Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care.

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Kids who get more sunlight less likely to need glasses

Posted: 09/16/2015 - Playing outside has a number of well-established health benefits for kids, including increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity. But perhaps a lesser-known benefit is that it can help protect their eyesight.

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7 tips to tackle fall allergies

Posted: 09/03/2015 - The approach of fall brings a new round of allergy suffering in many parts of the country.

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Fireworks season brings biggest injury risk

Updated: 07/03/2015 - Kids might think it's fun to set off a few fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, but even the smallest kinds can be dangerous explosives.

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State-required immunizations for students

Posted: 06/19/2015 - Children entering preschool, kindergarten or seventh grade and those enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time should receive the immunizations listed in this article.

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How to avoid health disasters on vacation

Posted: 06/19/2015 - No one wants to think about getting sick when they're getting ready to travel, but nothing can ruin a vacation faster than an unexpected illness.

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Adult health craze for human breast milk poses risks

Posted: 06/18/2015 - Like many an Internet craze, it arose out of a perfect storm of dubious health claims, scientific misconceptions, greed, and a subculture of fetishists. The next thing you know, people are selling and buying human breast milk online for adult consumption.

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