Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Published Apr. 20 2019

Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the...

Tennessee wants to help patients affected by doctor arrests

Published Apr. 19 2019

Following a sweeping crackdown on doctors accused of illegally prescribing opioids, Tennessee has activated substance abuse resources and statewide call...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Published Apr. 18 2019

Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come...

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs medical marijuana bill to expand access for patients in need

Published Apr. 18 2019

Some Georgia patients will soon be allowed to legally buy the marijuana they are already allowed to possess.

Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease

Published Apr. 17 2019

They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now eight babies with "bubble...

First Red Cross emergency supplies distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela after months of government feuding

Published Apr. 17 2019

Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding...

Over 600 kindergarteners in this Tennessee county didn't have full shot records last year

Published Apr. 16 2019

The Tennessee Department of Health says more than 600 kindergarteners enrolled in Shelby County Schools last year without records showing...

Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Published Apr. 15 2019

Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a "You've...

Health officials say ground beef is the likely cause of the 6-state food poisoning outbreak

Published Apr. 12 2019

Health officials say ground beef is the likely source of a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened more than...

Planned Parenthood sues over Arizona abortion laws

Published Apr. 11 2019

Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Arizona laws they say unnecessarily restrict access to the procedures and leave...

Educators could soon get free or low-cost care as Hamilton County Schools looks to add employee health clinics

Published Apr. 11 2019

Hamilton County Schools district leaders are exploring the possibility of establishing on-site health clinics for teachers and district employees in...

Tennessee city OKs zoning law to limit surgical abortions

Published Apr. 11 2019

Commissioners in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, have unanimously approved a zoning ordinance limiting surgical abortions to industrial zoned areas.


Audit: Tennessee clinic received $6 million in overpayments

Published Apr. 10 2019

State auditors say a Tennessee health clinic has been overpaid more than $6 million by submitting false reimbursement information for...

Georgia confirms 17 sickened in multistate E. coli outbreak

Published Apr. 10 2019

A state agency says at least 17 people in Georgia have been sickened in an outbreak of E. coli infections...

Tennessee medical cannabis bill delayed until 2020

Published Apr. 10 2019

Efforts to legalize medical marijuana are dead for the year in the Tennessee Legislature after the main Senate sponsor said...

New Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society chief puts priority on healthier community

Published Apr. 8 2019

From volunteering and mentoring to patient and physician advocacy, Dr. Colleen Schmitt brings her passion for serving the medical community...

Georgia latest state to legalize needle exchange to stop HIV

Published Apr. 6 2019

James Lane has a backpack full of syringes slung across his shoulder as he goes to exchange used needles for...

Health officials: E. coli cases affecting more than 70

Published Apr. 5 2019

The federal government is investigating an E. coli outbreak affecting more than 70 people in Kentucky and four other states.

Parkridge East Hospital builds calm room free from blinking lights, chaotic noises for patients with sensory processing disorders

Published Apr. 5 2019

The time spent in a hospital emergency room can be stressful for anyone.

Safety commission warns against Rock 'n Plays for babies over three months after multiple deaths reported

Published Apr. 5 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says infants older than 3 months, or those who can roll over, should not use...

After raccoon sprays rabies-infected blood in woman's face, health officials urge Chattanooga residents to vaccinate pets

Published Apr. 4 2019

A rabid raccoon sprayed its rabies-infected blood in the face of a McKamey Animal Shelter employee earlier this year, causing...

Proton therapy bill resurfaces and passes Tennessee Senate; would allow employees to use alternative cancer treatment

Published Apr. 4 2019

It's a new year with a new governor and in the Tennessee Senate on Thursday, there was renewed hope for...

As cannabis laws changed, he thought he could sell new products. But Georgia police raided his shop and arrested him.

Published Apr. 3 2019

When Congress legalized hemp as part of its federal farm bill in December, Steven Ellis was prepared to fill the...