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Nashville hospital utilizes therapy cat Video included

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Some hospitals use therapy dogs to help patients recover. Now there's another popular pet you can find in one Midstate hospital.

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Free heart screenings for students Saturday in Nashville Video included

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Doctors want to make sure your son or daughter doesn't have an underlying heart issue that could pose a life-threatening problem.

Clarksville dad's photo campaign about breastfeeding goes viral Video included

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A Clarksville father says he wanted to support his wife who was breastfeeding their daughter, so he came up with an idea for a photo campaign that quickly went viral.

CDC reports high increase of autism in children

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One in 88 children had autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 2008. That rate increased to 1 in 68 in two years, according to the most recent report provided by the CDC.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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.

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.









 

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.

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.

 

Irregular bedtimes may sap kids' brainpower

Going to bed at different times every night appears to reduce children's brainpower, a new British study suggests.

Many docs don't follow HPV/Pap test guidelines

Too few doctors follow U.S. guidelines for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer screening, according to a new study.

Bad bosses may be toxic to employees' families

When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests.

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

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.

Facebook users really 'liked' organ donor option

Adding an organ donation option to the average Facebook user's profile prompted a dramatic rise in potential donors, researchers report.

TV commercials may spur junk food habit in kids

The types of TV shows that families watch influences the amount of junk food that preschool children eat, a new study suggests.

'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.

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.

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.

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