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Tennessee gets first case of new mosquito-borne virus

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Tennessee gets first case of new mosquito-borne virus

June 14th, 2014 3:01 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Department of Health says a Madison County resident has tested positive for the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, which is painful but not usually fatal.

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Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

December 17th, 2014 12:27 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November.

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42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

December 11th, 2014 10:30 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

The findings suggest that many Americans are being trapped by debt because they are confused by the notices they get from hospitals and insurance companies about the cost of treatment.

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Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

December 9th, 2014 2:04 pm by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told groups in 2012 and 2013 that voter stupidity and a "lack of transparency" were important to passing the legislation without any GOP support.

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Proposed Hawkins ambulance regulations exclude GPS requirement

Proposed Hawkins ambulance regulations exclude GPS requirement

December 5th, 2014 7:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

"There's got to be (GPS) guidelines, or all you're going to do is get ambulance chasers out there,"said Church Hill EMS Board President Fred Arnold.

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Ready-to-eat popcorn sales popping

Ready-to-eat popcorn sales popping

December 1st, 2014 9:14 am by By Cheryl V. Jackson, Chicago Tribune (TNS)

A boom in gourmet flavors coupled with a reputation for being a healthier snack food are boosting the ready-to-eat popcorn business, with sales growing faster than those of microwave brands.

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High-deductible insurance plans put pressure on independent physicians to collect bills

High-deductible insurance plans put pressure on independent physicians to collect bills

December 1st, 2014 8:55 am by By Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

High-deductible plans are proliferating as employer-based plans look to lower or contain their annual health-care costs.

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Akira's battle: Rogersville child to have first of three brain surgeries on Thanksgiving Day

Akira's battle: Rogersville child to have first of three brain surgeries on Thanksgiving Day

November 26th, 2014 11:09 am by Jeff Bobo

As 16- month-old Akira Arnold begins the first of three major brain surgeries Thanksgiving Day in Cincinnati, her parents David and Misty Arnold will be thankful if this is the beginning of the end of Akira's constant pain.

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UPDATE: Meeting time set. Proposed switch keeps equal access to Wellmont and MSHA

UPDATE: Meeting time set. Proposed switch keeps equal access to Wellmont and MSHA

October 25th, 2014 10:00 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission will meet in called session Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. to consider switching third-party administrators for the county's self-funded healthcare insurance plan.

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Cardio Tennis time, come rain or come shine

Cardio Tennis time, come rain or come shine

August 1st, 2014 2:43 pm by Tommy Wolterman, Community Contributor

Beginning Aug. 11, Kingsport Parks & Rec Cardio Tennis will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 11-11:50 a.m.

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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade

July 19th, 2014 2:32 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the United States.

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