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Walgreens donates flu shots to Knox Co. high school students

Recent state and federal funding cuts put a burden on a Knox County program providing free flu vaccines to students.

Now the county is getting a boost. Walgreens is donating 3,000 flu vaccinations to area high school students. That's worth $100,000.

All students have to do is visit a local Walgreens.

In the past, high schools have not been a part of Knox County's in-school clinic program because of a lack of resources.

Now, this donation will help benefit older students.

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

Nurses remember the good old days at Knoxville General Hospital

Nurses remember the good old days at Knoxville General Hospital

All that remains of the old Knoxville General Hospital is one building, now converted to a nursing home.

The nurses who trained at the hospital still get together to talk about old times.

It's a chance to reminisce about the Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing.

They look at old photographs of buildings and classmates.

The women went to nursing school at the hospital in the 1950s and lived together in dorms on site.

UT Study: Number of uninsured Tennesseans drops to lowest total since 2008

UT Study:  Number of uninsured Tennesseans drops to lowest total since 2008

The number of uninsured Tennesseans has dropped to its lowest total in four years, according to a University of Tennessee study released on Monday.

The purpose of UT's annual study is to find out how many people in the state are without health insurance, the use of the university's medical facilities and services and patient satisfaction.

Top 10 Places to Walk in Knoxville

Top 10 Places to Walk in Knoxville

Walking is a great form of exercise.  Anyone, regardless of age and fitness level, can start a walking routine.  All you need are a sturdy pair of walking shoes and you are ready to go.   The question is where to walk?  Knoxville has a Walk Score of 40 and is labeled car-dependent which means most of us have to drive to work, errands, and for entertainment.   However, there are still fabulous places in Knoxville to walk.  Here are my Top 10 suggestions:

Human case of West Nile reported in Knox County

The Knox County Health Department on Friday confirmed that a human case of West Nile Virus had been reported in Knox County.

They're not releasing any details about the case, but Knox County Health Department Director Dr. Martha Buchanan said she expected to see a case of West Nile here and is not surprised that it has happened with cases popping up around the country.

This is the first confirmed case of West Nile in the county in 2012, and the first one reported since September 2009.

Officials have been working all summer to decrease the mosquito population.

ETCH launches specialty license plate

ETCH launches specialty license plate

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is launching a new specialty license plate to commemorate 75 years of leading the way to healthier children.

All proceeds from the colorful new specialty plates will benefit Children's Hospital.