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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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Safety of E-cigarettes is uncertain

Safety of E-cigarettes is uncertain

July 12th, 2014 1:00 pm by WENDY H. VOGEL

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes that most E-cigarette cartridges are filled with liquid nicotine, flavoring, diethylene glycol, propylene glycol and nitrosamines as well as some other additives that are harmful to humans.

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Stress is the modern-day plague

Stress is the modern-day plague

July 12th, 2014 1:00 pm by MARIE BROWNING

Stress leads to many immediate and long-term effects, and your response occurs at many levels — biological, mental, emotional and spiritual.

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Hearing loss linked to sleep apnea

Hearing loss linked to sleep apnea

July 5th, 2014 12:00 pm by DANIELLE COMBS

While sleep apnea has long been associated with increasing the risk of cardiovascular problems, a new study suggests that sleep apnea may also be linked to hearing loss.

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A hearing aid alone may not be enough

A hearing aid alone may not be enough

June 6th, 2014 8:56 am by Danielle Combs

Hearing aids may be the first step to better hearing. To get the most out of hearing aids, accessories are the key.

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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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PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: Church Hill clinic raising funds through 'flocking-for-hire' scheme

PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: Church Hill clinic raising funds through 'flocking-for-hire' scheme - VIDEO

July 16th, 2014 7:35 am by Jeff Bobo

The double-flocking, which entailed the placement of 75 pink flamingos on the Church Hill City Hall front lawn, was done to raise awareness about a new fundraiser being conducted by the newly renamed Church Hill Medical Mission.

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VDH offers mosquito prevention tips

VDH offers mosquito prevention tips

July 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

As summer peaks, so does the mosquito breeding and biting season. The most common mosquito-borne illnesses in the region are the West Nile virus (WNV), Chikungunya virus, and La Crosse encephalitis virus (LACV).

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Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

July 15th, 2014 7:08 am by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

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'An Evening of Wine and Roses' to honor lives lost by cancer

'An Evening of Wine and Roses' to honor lives lost by cancer

July 14th, 2014 2:00 pm by Amanda Marsh

Valda Jones and Caroline Scharfstein will chair the 2014 American Cancer Society Hope Gala of the Tri-Cities, "An Evening of Wine and Roses," set for Sept. 20.

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Hawkins BOE member wants tobacco free policy strictly enforced at games

Hawkins BOE member wants tobacco free policy strictly enforced at games

July 13th, 2014 11:29 am by Jeff Bobo

Anyone who regularly attends outdoor Hawkins County school sporting events knows that tobacco chewing is fairly common among adults, and isn't unheard of among students.

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