Health Care

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; September 25, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Children born in some third-world countries have a better chance of reaching their first birthday than some children born in America. This disturbing fact is one reason health and medical professionals gathered in Nashville September 20, 2012 for “Tennesseans Teaming up […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam met with Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell in Ramsey’s legislative office Thursday morning to discuss the pros and cons of embracing key pillars of the health care law.

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; September 18, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Whether you’re in your twenties or your sixties, you can reduce your chances of having a stroke or developing heart disease by learning about “bad” and “good” cholesterol. This knowledge isn’t just for “old people;” strokes and heart disease happen to […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; August 30, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren’t the only Republican politicians with a plan to end Medicare as we know it. Earlier this year, Tennessee Republicans, including state Rep. Jim Gotto, co-sponsored the Health Care Compact bill (HB0369/SB0326), an extreme measure that endangers […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 31, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health announces that the suspension of admissions at Center on Aging and Health has been lifted effective Aug. 27, 2012. The facility is a 120-bed licensed nursing home located at 880 South Mohawk Drive in Erwin. The […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 24, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to the Center for Aging and Health effective Aug. 16, 2012, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $5,000. A federal civil penalty has […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 24, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Department of Health and Department of Agriculture are urging Tennesseans, including horse owners and veterinarians, to be on the alert for the re-emergence of viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. As many states are experiencing one of the largest outbreaks of West […]

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Press release from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus; August 24, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently announced that Mountain States Health Alliance (MHSA) has been named the recipient of its 2012 National Quality Healthcare Award. The award will be presented at the NQF Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in spring 2013. As part […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 21, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Viral hepatitis B and C, which can cause life-threatening damage to the liver, can be the unintended consequence of two recent social trends: diabetes curiosity and self-inking/piercing. Diabetes curiosity refers to those who use someone else’s lancet and glucose meter diabetes […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam is still hesitant to say whether there are parts of the federal health care law Tennessee should refuse to implement if the law sticks. But he says he’s so far unswayed by other Southern governors who’ve vowed to have nothing to do with putting into action parts of Obamacare states are granted […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 15, 2012:   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Between 1998 and 2010, 32 children in Tennessee died from heat-related causes, with 13 of those fatalities occurring in vehicles. Last month alone, three children died. As the searing heat of summer continues, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 14, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Thousands of Tennesseans will be enjoying the sights, sounds and foods of county fairs in the upcoming weeks. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture remind visitors and exhibitors to prepare for a healthy trip to the fairgrounds […]

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