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New program aims to reduce participants' risk for diabetes Video included

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Next month, the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program will launch in Nashville. It's a year-long program that aims to help people make lifestyle changes that will reduce their risk for diabetes. More>>

Video games helping Vanderbilt patients recover from burn injuries Video included

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Doctors at the Vanderbilt Burn Center have been using the Wii in their therapy program since February. It was donated by the Chattanooga Firefighters Association. More>>

Vanderbilt helping to solve medical mysteries Video included

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Vanderbilt doctors will join other researchers as part of the Undiagnosed Disease Network to help solve mystery illnesses. More>>

How to keep pets safe during summertime Video included

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Pets are part of the family, and when they get sick, it can be devastating. There are few things you can do to make sure they stay healthy, especially during the summer months. More>>

Local doctor using new device to help with single-sided deafness Video included

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A local doctor is helping patients hear out of both ears through the use of a new device. More>>

Health experts warn of eye-related injuries caused by fireworks Video included

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Dr. Mark Ewald with the Vanderbilt Eye Institute says eye injuries can be devastating and common this time of year. More>>

Tennessee's First Lady turning garden into teaching tool Video included

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Tennessee's first lady Crissy Haslam is turning the garden at the Governor's Residence into a teaching tool for young children. More>>

Families face tough decisions when treating Alzheimer's Video included

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More than 5 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and it's estimated that number will triple by the year 2050. More>>

Men handle stress differently than women Video included

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It's no secret that men deal with stress and quite often it goes beyond pressure at work. More>>

Lack of sleep could cause medical issues Video included

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When you don't get enough sleep, your body has a desire to catch up. Doctors said that's especially the case when you're in the car because you're sitting. More>>

B-12 injections: Fad or fountain of youth?

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Many people are turning to vitamin B-12 injections for a boost of energy, stress reduction and weight loss. Doctors say the water-soluble solution may be a waste of money. More>>

Therapy program helps Fort Campbell soldiers heal from brain injuries

A unique treatment program at Fort Campbell is changing the lives of soldiers recovering from brain injuries. More>>

Midstate woman shares story of survival after brain tumor

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A year after learning of her brain tumor, a Middle Tennessee woman is sharing her incredible story of survival. More>>

Theatre helping autistic children improve communication

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A unique camp in Middle Tennessee camp is helping children with autism learn important life skills. More>>

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly vaccine to prevent influenza. In addition to the shot, there are other things that can be done to aid in the fight against flu. Check out these simple tips to boost your immunity. More>>

Lymphedema poses added health risk for cancer survivors

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Breast cancer can be a tough diagnosis to work through, and even when the cancer is gone the fight isn't always over. More>>

Healthy 4 Life Expo

Meet Dr. Oz, 'Today' Show anchor Willie Geist and Jared from Subway, along with cooking and fitness demonstrations, and informative seminars and simulators at Channel 4's Healthy 4 Life Expo. See you there! More>>

Antioch HS grad fights cancer that zaps immune system

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A recent graduate and student-athlete at Antioch High School is fighting a rare illness. More>>

Mid-South woman with rare genetic condition defies odds, delivers healthy baby Video included

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 The Mid-South woman who has defied doctors for decades simply by being alive brought another life into the world – and it was no easy task.









 
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen as one of 12 sites in the United States to offer the first FDA-approved bionic eye for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa. More>>

Lufkin medical officials say working later may prevent onset of dementia

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Alzheimer's experts have released a new study about how working longer may delay dementia.

 
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People of all ages and races can have cardiomyopathy. However, certain types of the disease are more common in certain groups. More>>

Experts offer tips on staying safe at the lake

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As the holiday weekend approaches, there are some important reminders to stay safe when you're out on the water at the lake or river. More>>

'Tattoo technology' used to solve skin issues

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Unlike the false promises of so many creams and lotions, a scar camouflage treatment holds up to what the name suggests. More>>

Yoga causing problems for men

A recent study found that men are getting hurt in the yoga studio at a much higher rate than women, and those injuries to men are much more serious. More>>

STUDY: Many HS athletes ignore concussion symptoms

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Concussions continue to be a major concern in athletics. However, a recent study shows many local high school athletes ignore concussion symptoms. More>>

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