Study: New evidence emerges that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Published Jun. 21 2018

Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study...

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

Published Jun. 20 2018

A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots,...

Aspiring youth get behind-the-scene look at medicine [photos]

Published Jun. 7 2018

Does med school take forever? Is it really that hard? Do you get paid? How do you handle dying patients?...

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy, big study finds

Published Jun. 7 2018

Most women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances...

International medical graduates expected to fill gap in U.S. health care

Published Jun. 4 2018

The United States will need up to 120,000 additional doctors, including a minimum of 42,600 primary care physicians, by 2030,...

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Published Jun. 3 2018

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of...

Cancer group calls for colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45

Published May. 31 2018

A prominent cancer organization is for the first time recommending Americans initiate colorectal cancer screening at age 45 instead of...

Report: Childhood obesity hits Tennessee hardest

Published May. 30 2018

Children in Tennessee are more obese than those in any other state, according to a new report from the nonprofit...

U.S. births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

Published May. 17 2018

U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and - surprisingly - their 30s, leading to...

Bronchoscopy procedure gives hope in fight against lung cancer [photos]

Published May. 17 2018

Accurate lung cancer diagnosis requires a biopsy, but sampling small nodules using regular technology is like trying to find a...

In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

Published May. 10 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of "getting away...

Experts call for look at public health implications of medical marijuana

Published May. 10 2018

A bill attempting to legalize medical cannabis in Tennessee gained more support this year than previous years' legislation before ultimately...

Drug supply firm execs say they didn't cause opioids crisis

Published May. 9 2018

Top executives of the nation's leading wholesale drug distributors told Congress under oath Tuesday their companies didn't help cause the...

U.S. panel leaves prostate screening up to men, their doctors

Published May. 9 2018

Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in...

Health News: Seminars, mobile mammography offered this week in Chattanooga area

Published May. 7 2018

Overactive bladder seminar

Tick and mosquito infections spreading rapidly, CDC finds

Published May. 2 2018

The number of people who get diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the...

America's air isn't getting cleaner as fast as it used to

Published May. 1 2018

For decades America's air was getting cleaner as levels of a key smog ingredient steadily dropped. That changed about seven...

CDC chief asks for, and gets, cut to his record $375,000 pay

Published Apr. 30 2018

The new head of the top U.S. public health agency has asked for — and will receive — a cut...

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Published Apr. 20 2018

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in...

Technology poses tough decisions for parents of the future

Published Apr. 19 2018

So you want to have a baby.

Stop the Bleed campaign helps educate, train public to triage trauma patients [photos]

Published Apr. 13 2018

Brainerd High School seniors La'breuna Merity and Darianna King envisioned themselves in medical careers starting in ninth grade.

New bill promises better stroke care in Tennessee

Published Apr. 11 2018

Transporting stroke patients to the proper hospital — not necessarily the closest — is the rationale behind a bill recently...

New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

Published Apr. 10 2018

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such...