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Healthy 4 Life - Summer Reboot

Healthy 4 Life Summer Reboot special.

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Special

Healthy 4 Life - Fresh Start

Channel 4 has made a promise to help Middle Tennesseans live a healthy lifestyle. In this “Healthy for Life—Fresh Start” special report, Channel 4’s Tracy Kornet presents some of the medical breakthroughs and treatments giving folks young and old a fresh start, and in some cases, a second chance. 

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Tips on avoiding heat stroke

Dr. Ken Martis, ER Medical Director at Mercy Health St. Charles says water is key on hot days. Dr. Ken Martis, ER Medical Director at Mercy Health St. Charles says water is key on hot days.
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"The best thing would be loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Wide-brimmed hat. Stay hydrated...eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. That will replace your salts," he said.

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Take head, neck cancer symptoms seriously Video included

Jim Phillips holds up a sign thanking doctors for their cancer care. (Source: WOIO) Jim Phillips holds up a sign thanking doctors for their cancer care. (Source: WOIO)
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You don't hear much about it, but head and neck cancer impacts tens of thousands of people a year. This is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness week. It's a campaign that gets bigger every year and for good reason. Head and neck cancer is easily diagnosed and treated, but the symptoms can be easily

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  • Preventing spinal cord injuries in athletes

    Preventing spinal cord injuries in athletes

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-10-04 22:26:33 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Spinal cord injuries are not considered common on the football field, but they can be dramatic.  In some cases, those injuries can lead to paralysis.  

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    Spinal cord injuries are not considered common on the football field, but they can be dramatic.  In some cases, those injuries can lead to paralysis.  

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  • Columbus doctor addresses concussions in sports

    Columbus doctor addresses concussions in sports

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 6:13 PM EDT2016-08-30 22:13:50 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A lot has changed recently in the world of sports to help prevent concussions among athletes. New rules are now in place for football and soccer players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

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    A lot has changed recently in the world of sports to help prevent concussions among athletes. New rules are now in place for football and soccer players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

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  • How to protect yourself from the flu virus

    How to protect yourself from the flu virus

    Thursday, January 12 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-01-13 00:03:44 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Georgia has seen its first flu-related death this year, and 108 people have been hospitalized so far this season in our area due to the flu. The health department says the individual who died from the flu was elderly, but it can strike anyone at any time. 

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    Georgia has seen its first flu-related death this year, and 108 people have been hospitalized so far this season in our area due to the flu. The health department says the individual who died from the flu was elderly, but it can strike anyone at any time. 

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