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    Hot car warning: Timelapse video shows how quickly temp rises


    This timelapse video shows how dangerously hot a car can get after just 30 minutes in the summer sun.

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    Mosquito bites and West Nile virus


    In Tennessee, as of July 2, 2018, there have been no human or animal cases of WNV detected yet. There have been 13 mosquito pools found to be positive for WNV, all from Shelby County. It is early in the WNV season so it remains to be seen how many infections there will be this year.

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    Anxiety in Adolescents and Teens


    Given the array of changes and uncertainties facing a normal teenager, anxiety often hums along like background noise. For some, anxiety becomes a chronic, high-pitched state, interfering with school attendance and academic performance.