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Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

June 1st, 2014 4:40 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

Details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans' health care system were released Sunday by its sponsor, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Haslam to unveil plan to address Tennessee's pill problem

Haslam to unveil plan to address Tennessee's pill problem

June 1st, 2014 2:59 pm by Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam will announce Tuesday a seven-point plan to quash Tennessee's pill-popping problem, but addiction experts worry addicts will turn to heroin as prescription narcotics become harder to get.

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New drugs may make progress in fight against lung, ovarian cancers

New drugs may make progress in fight against lung, ovarian cancers

May 31st, 2014 7:11 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

CHICAGO — New drugs are making a dent against some hard-to-treat cancers, but some results raise fresh questions about whether the benefit is worth the cost.

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Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?

May 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by Marie Browning, MS, CNW

The continued outbreak of spring storms after this year's crazy winter has prompted me to discuss strategies for dealing with possible disasters.

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To age well stay fit with variety of fun activities

To age well stay fit with variety of fun activities

May 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

Wednesday may have been the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, but for some folks, every day is senior health and fitness day.

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Scholarship memorializes dedicated blood donor

Scholarship memorializes dedicated blood donor

May 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Marsh Regional recently recognized Lacota Marie Allison, who was best known by her nickname Codi, by renaming its high school scholarship and grant program in her memory.

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Hope on Wheels motorcycle ride to benefit cancer patients

Hope on Wheels motorcycle ride to benefit cancer patients

May 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

The sixth annual Hope on Wheels motorcycle ride to benefit cancer patients at Mountain States Cancer Care will be held Saturday, May 31.

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Your guide to health May 30 through June 5

Your guide to health May 30 through June 5

May 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Presentations on skin cancer, CPR, diabetes, stress management, heart health and senior health available this coming week.

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Support available for those grieving or in need of emotional or medical care

Support available for those grieving or in need of emotional or medical care

May 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

The Community Counseling Clinic at East Tennessee State University offers free services to area residents.

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Study: 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

Study: 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

May 28th, 2014 10:47 pm by Associated Press

The highest rates were in the Middle East and North Africa, where nearly 60 percent of men and 65 percent of women are heavy.

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