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Knoxville clinic clears menigitis fears via mail

Knoxville clinic clears menigitis fears via mail

Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic is stitching up patient concerns Friday.  The facility mailed 700 letters to patients informing them KOC is not connected to the current meningitis outbreak.

"Fortunately, I just hired a nursing assistant to explain everything [to callers].  It has made my life substantially better," said Dr. Michael Craig with KOC.

Dr. Craig gave 16 epidural steroid injections Friday.  Clinic patients have nothing to worry about, we're told.  KOC does not use compounded drugs, like the one in question.

Breast cancer support group helps healing

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is coming up on October 27th.

75% of all race dollars stay in East Tennessee and help local women battle the disease. Some of the money goes towards support groups.

Linda Milan finds strength in numbers. At a support group at Thompson Cancer Center, she is counting out fans for an upcoming outreach at her church and counting on her friends for support.

"In September three years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer," explained Milan.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

More mosquito spraying planned for Thursday night

Press release from Knox Co. Health Dept.

Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will be spraying for mosquitoes in five areas on Thursday, Oct. 4, between the hours of 9 p.m. to midnight, if the temperature is above 55 degrees.

Two sites, Broadway and East Knox, are repeat sprayings as specified in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol. The other three locations, Fourth Avenue, Halls and Kimberlin Heights, have had new positive lab confirmation for West Nile Virus.

Don't Miss: Jazz, Baby!

Don't Miss: Jazz, Baby!

 

Don't miss an entertaining evening filled with re-hot Dixieland jazz to benefit special needs babies.

Thursday, October 4th, Friends of Tennessee's Babies with Special Needs is hosting it's annual musical funraiser at The Foundry in World's Fair Park

Along with great music, Jazz, Baby! boasts tasty & plentiful hors d'oeuvres and a fabulous live auction!

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

From the Knoxville Police Department:

Fall is a wonderful time of year to go bicycling.  The Knoxville Police Department wants all cyclists, particularly children, to stay safe while enjoying this sport.  That's why we (KPD) are conducting our annual fall Safety Fair at Safety City on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Families are encouraged to come out to learn about pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Pellissippi State nursing program moves closer to national accreditation

Pellissippi State nursing program moves closer to national accreditation

Pellissippi State's nursing program is one step closer to national accreditation.

The Tennessee Department of Health's board of nursing approved Pellissippi State Community College's associate degree program in nursing last month. That decision will allow Pellissippi to pursue national accreditation.

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has invited Pellissippi to complete a written self-study. When that is turned in, the NLNAC will visit the campus and a governing board review will determine if the program will receive accreditation.