The flu season is here and there's now a new option when it comes to treatment. We talk to a local doctor about the latest drug approved by the FDA to treat influenza.
Diabetes — which can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart problems, neuropathic pain and amputations — now affects 9 percent of all adults worldwide, up from 5 percent in 1980.
According to the TDH, the most heavily impacted areas are Nashville and Chattanooga. One death has been reported in East Tennessee.
At just 23 years old, breast cancer wasn't on Brittany Hanks' radar and she was a lot younger than the recommended age of 45 to get annual mammograms.
The illness called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) causes various forms of paralysis and appears to be linked to a virus similar to Polio. There is no vaccine for the virus linked to AFM.
Channel 3 visited a class taught by one of the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists, who are working to combat the opioid crisis across Tennessee.
The lazy days of summer are wrapping up and for most students getting up and getting the day started can be one of their toughest assignments of the new school year.
This new diagnostic technology allows medical staff to test directly from patients' blood culture samples, getting the results and correct treatment much faster.
This year, about 260,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected in women across the United States and the majority of them can most likely avoid chemotherapy.
Dr. Marcie Bockbrader is leading the study with the Vivistim Vagus Nerve Stimulator. She says the nerve stimulation is like turning on a switch, making the patient's brain more receptive to therapy.
There is always a steady flow of patients at the Chattanooga State Dental Hygiene Clinic, which demonstrates the need people in our area have for affordable dental care.
An estimated four to six million US children struggle with severe obesity, yet bariatric surgery is something that is often seen as a last resort for teens. But a new study shows dramatic benefits for those who have surgery before becoming an adult.
Gabapentin, a purportedly nonaddictive painkiller primarily used to treat shingles and control seizures, has landed on the radar of beleaguered health officials and law enforcement already battling the deadly opioid epidemic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seasonal allergies are a leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., with a reported 50 million Americans suffering every year.
Prescription drug use in Tennessee has been widespread for several years but as painkillers become harder to get, addicts are turning to other drugs to fuel their addiction.