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Tenn. nursing homes rank fifth worst in U.S.- 16 cited below average in Tri-Cities area

February 3rd, 2010 12:00 am by Christina E. Sanchez

Poorly staffed nursing homes have put Tennessee among the worst in the nation for quality of long-term care for a second year, a federal report shows. Only four states had worse standings, according to a Tennessean data analysis. That's because Tenness

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Lancet retracts study linking autism and MMR vaccine

February 2nd, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to WebMD, the British medical journal The Lancet has retracted a 1998 study suggesting a link between autism and childhood vaccination with the measles-mumps-rubella MMR vaccine.The Lancet tells WebMD that it has retracted "10 or 15" studies in

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Teen shot in head when drug deal goes bad

February 2nd, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

A drug deal gone bad has left a Cocke County teenager in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. Newport Patrol Officer Amy Elswick said the shooting occurred Monday night in the parking lot of the Bryant Town Car Wash on Cosby Road.Officers

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Former surgeon general's UK health claim wrong

February 2nd, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

FactCheck.org is refuting former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop claims that the United Kingdom's health care system would consider seniors "too old" to qualify for the artificial joints, heart pacemakers and coronary stent that he's received in the

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Paper's probe show planes with maintenance problems have flown anyway

February 2nd, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

An investigation by USA Today shows that during the past six years, millions of passengers have been on at least 65,000 U.S. airline flights that shouldn't have taken off because planes weren't properly maintained.The investigation reveals that substandar

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