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50% off at Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga

50% off at Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga

 

DealChicken believes that learning self-defense can lead to a safer and healthier life. So today's deal offers four options from Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga. What is Krav Maga? It's a hand-to-hand combat system used by law enforcement and in the U.S. military. It has no rituals, but you'll increase speed, coordination, power, agility and flexibility. The children's programs teach confidence, focus and all-important discipline while addressing how to handle peer pressure and bullies.

UT gives painkiller on limited, case by case basis

Officials at the University of Tennessee could not comment on how many
players have been given a painkiller that is at the center of a lawsuit involving USC, but they said Vol players, too, have
been administered the drug.

"It is used on a very limited basis, case by case," said Jimmy Stanton, the Associate Athletics Director for Communications.

Toradol is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug.

UT study: Physically fit kids do better in school

From University of Tennessee:

Middle school students who are more physically fit make better grades and outperform their classmates on standardized tests, according to a newly published study from a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The study is among the first to examine how academic achievement relates to all aspects of physical fitness including endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and body fat.

It appears in this month's issue of the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

Knox County denies AMR's protest over Rural/Metro EMS contract

Knox County Purchasing Division has denied a protest filed by American Medical Response earlier this week.

Recently an evaluation committee suggested Knox County continue its EMS contract with Rural/Metro of Tennessee.

American Medical Response filed a protest with the Knox County Purchasing Department, which claimed there were significant flaws in the recent EMS contract recommendation.  Knox County Purchasing Director Hugh Holt said after a careful review, he denied AMR's protest and determined it was without merit.   

Flu vaccines available for uninsured children

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Children covered by TennCare and children without insurance that covers the flu vaccine can get vaccinated at county health department clinics for only a small administrative fee.

The Tennessee Health Department says children will not be turned away if parents cannot afford the fee.   The flu vaccine is especially important for people at high risk for serious illness or death from influenza, which includes young children.

New report system hopes to reduce number of babies born with drug addiction

The state health department is hoping to combat the rising number of babies born addicted to drugs with a new report system.

Babies born addicted suffer from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. They often spend many days in the hospital going through the withdrawal process, which includes seizures, tremors, fever and vomiting.

Back in June, East Tennessee Children's Hospital told us about how 40 percent of its babies in the neonatal intensive care unit were dependent on opiates. The hospital pioneered a treatment to slowly wean babies off the drugs.

Belize girl heads home after successful tumor removal and chemo

Belize girl heads home after successful tumor removal and chemo

We've followed the story of a little girl from Belize who came to Knoxville last spring.

She needed treatment for a tumor on her face the size of a watermelon.

She's about to return to her home country but not before she visited the Fantasy of Trees.

"Today we are very happy to be here," Juan Ishim said.

The Fantasy of Trees is quite a spectacle especially for visitors from a small village in Belize.