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.
A doctor Channel 3 spoke with says getting sick because of cold temperatures is a myth but he also explains why it's more likely for you get sick in the winter.
In a letter last week, Attorney General Herbert Slatery told 14 Tennessee district attorneys general that their lawsuits impede his ability to prosecute, as his office leads a 40-state coalition investigating opioid manufacturers and distributors.
The House plans to try anew next week to approve a Republican bill making it simpler for fatally ill people to try unproven treatments. And this time, the measure seems certain to pass.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and for females under the age of 50, their heart attacks are twice as likely to be fatal. That's why Ruby Falls is encouraging visitors and staff to take 100-million steps in March.
Hypnotherapy is basically a four step process that includes: explaining the behavior, creating a strategy, helping the client become receptive to the strategy, and evaluating whether the change has taken place.
It's certainly not your typical winter weather in the Tennessee Valley, but Channel 3 meteorologists say the cold weather is likely to return. That not only means a change in your wardrobe, but also time to protect your skin.
New research shows kratom acts in the brain just as other opioids do, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. And he said the agency has documented 44 cases in which kratom at least helped kill people — often otherwise healthy young people.
Local physicians are urging people to avoid certain activities that could put someone at higher risk for getting infected. Here are five habits that can help you prevent the flu.
As part of the full settlement, Erlanger will waive interest and attorney fees awarded in its federal judgment against Walker County, and the County has agreed to make payments of $650,000 for 12 quarters, starting in January 2018.
A new study by the center for injury research and policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that about two children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms every day due to window blind injuries.
If you want to stay more upbeat this time of year, doctors and mental health experts recommend you stay active, manage your time well, and not put too much pressure on yourself.
Marine Corps veteran Roberto Pickering returned from Iraq in 2003 haunted by post-traumatic stress. He’d seen his buddies die. The transition back to civilian life wasn’t easy. At one point, he was prescribed 14 different drugs.
Cities, counties and states nationwide are taking legal action in the battle against opioids and Hamilton County could be next in line to sue.
About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it's found and treated early.
So far this year, 565 babies in Tennessee have been born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, better known as NAS. Close to 40 of those babies were born at Erlanger Hospitals.
Channel 3 stopped by the local health department. Special projects supervisor, Sharon Goforth says while everyone over the age of six months should get their shot and some groups are more at risk.