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Knoxville News Sentinel
$3.4M grant to help fight prescription drug deathsA four-year federal grant of $3.4 million is earmarked for fighting prescriptio
$3.4M grant to help fight prescription drug deaths
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted an hour ago
A four-year federal grant of $3.4 million is earmarked for fighting prescription drug abuse in Tennessee. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced the grant Friday... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
$3.4M grant to help fight prescription drug deathsA four-year federal grant of $3.4 million is earmarked for fighting prescriptio
$3.4M grant to help fight prescription drug deaths
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 hours ago
A four-year federal grant of $3.4 million is earmarked for fighting prescription drug abuse in Tennessee. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced the grant Friday... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox County sees spike in parasite-caused illnessHealth officials are seeing a spike in cases of a nasty parasite that settles i
Knox County sees spike in parasite-caused illness
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Health officials are seeing a spike in cases of a nasty parasite that settles in the bowels and causes diarrhea, nausea and vomiting — and can be easily spread in the right conditions. Since it's in feces, it's possible to get cryptosporidium many... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
West Nile virus found in two more Knoxville areasKNOXVILLE — Knox County will spray two more areas of West Knoxville — near West
West Nile virus found in two more Knoxville areas
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Knox County will spray two more areas of West Knoxville — near West Hills, and near Parkside Drive — after mosquitoes in those neighborhoods tested positive for West Nile virus. To date this season, the virus has been found in mosquitoes... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Mosquito spraying rescheduled for two areasKnox County Health Department was set to spray two areas for mosquitoes Thursda
Mosquito spraying rescheduled for two areas
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Knox County Health Department was set to spray two areas for mosquitoes Thursday night, but the equipment didn't cooperate. Instead, weather-permitting, the health department will spray Gulf Park/Venice Road in Cedar Bluff and Fourth Avenue in... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
West Nile virus found in fourth area of Knox CountyA pool of mosquitoes in another section of North Knoxville has tested positive
West Nile virus found in fourth area of Knox County
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
A pool of mosquitoes in another section of North Knoxville has tested positive for West Nile virus, so the Knox County Health Department will spray that area Sunday night. The infected mosquito pool was found near Tower Drive in Northwest... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Super lice: What you need to knowHead lice are a giant nuisance, and they're now becoming a lot harder to get ri
Super lice: What you need to know
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
Head lice are a giant nuisance, and they're now becoming a lot harder to get rid of. According to a new study, lice in at least 25 states are becoming genetically resistant to over-the-counter treatments. VPC Many children head back to school this... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
West Nile virus reported in BlountTennessee has had at least three human cases of West Nile virus this year — inc
West Nile virus reported in Blount
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
Tennessee has had at least three human cases of West Nile virus this year — including one in East Tennessee, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's preliminary data map shows two human cases of the mosquito-borne... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
County to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 27 now, not this ThursdayThe Knox County Health Department will do follow-up spraying for mosquitoes on
County to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 27 now, not this Thursday
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
The Knox County Health Department will do follow-up spraying for mosquitoes on Aug. 27, not this Thursday, in three areas where mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus. The health department sprayed the areas Aug. 13 and originally said... Read more
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WBKO Bowling Green
How safe is raw milk?KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For many, raw milk is a way of life. It has health b
How safe is raw milk?
WBKO Bowling Green / Posted 18 days ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For many, raw milk is a way of life. It has health benefits that some people don't know about. The Health Department of Tennessee has warned people that raw milk is not safe and can cause serious disease. "Raw milk means a... Read more
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News 10 WILX
How safe is raw milk?KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For many, raw milk is a way of life. It has health b
How safe is raw milk?
News 10 WILX / Posted 18 days ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For many, raw milk is a way of life. It has health benefits that some people don't know about. The Health Department of Tennessee has warned people that raw milk is not safe and can cause serious disease. "Raw milk means a... Read more
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KKCO Grand Junction
How safe is raw milk?KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For many, raw milk is a way of life. It has health b
How safe is raw milk?
KKCO Grand Junction / Posted 18 days ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For many, raw milk is a way of life. It has health benefits that some people don't know about. The Health Department of Tennessee has warned people that raw milk is not safe and can cause serious disease. "Raw milk means a... Read more
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WTVY Dothan
How safe is raw milk?KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For many, raw milk is a way of life. It has health b
How safe is raw milk?
WTVY Dothan / Posted 18 days ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For many, raw milk is a way of life. It has health benefits that some people don't know about. The Health Department of Tennessee has warned people that raw milk is not safe and can cause serious disease. "Raw milk means a... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
County to spray for mosquitoes in areas where West Nile foundKnox County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes in three areas of Knoxv
County to spray for mosquitoes in areas where West Nile found
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
Knox County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes in three areas of Knoxville Thursday night, after mosquitoes in pools in those areas tested positive for West Nile virus. The health department will spray 9 p.m.-midnight and will post signs.... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
West Nile virus found in 3 mosquito poolsThree mosquito pools in Knox County have tested positive for West Nile virus, s
West Nile virus found in 3 mosquito pools
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 28 days ago
Three mosquito pools in Knox County have tested positive for West Nile virus, so Knox County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes in those areas. The first to test positive in Knox County this season, two of the pools are in North Knoxville:... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Convention Center adds space for nursing momsNeed to breast-feed your baby at the Knoxville Convention Center? You can do th
Knoxville Convention Center adds space for nursing moms
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
Need to breast-feed your baby at the Knoxville Convention Center? You can do that anywhere you want; the convention center is a "breastfeeding-friendly" venue. But if you want a little more privacy, or if you need to pump, beginning next week there... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Experts offer tips for healthy school yearParents, get ready for your children to start bringing home stacks of papers fr
Experts offer tips for healthy school year
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
Parents, get ready for your children to start bringing home stacks of papers from school. Some local experts offer tips for making sure kids don't bring home something even harder to deal with — viruses, parasites and anxiety. Children's health is... Read more

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