Department of Health

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; October 4, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health today provided updated information regarding an ongoing investigation of an outbreak associated with epidural steroid injections. A total of 18 patients with meningitis, epidural abscess, or posterior circulation stroke associated with either cervical or lumbar epidural […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; September 25, 2012:  NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to prevent the spread of rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program […]

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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; June 28, 2012: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with partner organizations across the state to reduce deaths and life-threatening conditions caused by summer heat. With temperatures predicted to exceed 100 degrees for several days in much of the state, Tennessee residents and […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; June 26, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health’s semi-annual report on healthcare associated infections released this week has good news for Tennessee hospitals and their patients. Surgical site and bloodstream infection rates are below the national baseline, providing evidence of progress made by hospitals […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; April 26, 2012 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Faith Team Ministries effective April 25, 2012. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations. Faith Team Ministries, a seven-bed licensed home […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release; Feb. 25, 2011: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health is warning restaurant owners of individuals posing as health inspectors who call to arrange restaurant inspections and demand payment. TDOH has received a number of reports in recent days from Asian cuisine restaurants in several counties that have been contacted by someone asking […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release, Dec. 16, 2009: Non-safety Related Recall of Vaccine Product for Children NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health has determined that health providers in the state received 11,210 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine now impacted by a voluntary, non-safety related recall. Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., is recalling four lots of H1N1 […]

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