health

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; October 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating cases of meningitis involving 11 patients treated at one outpatient surgical center/pain management clinic in Nashville and one patient treated at a facility in another […]

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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 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 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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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; August 6, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thanks to modern antibiotics, many infections are treated with relative ease with an injection or other form of these medications. But some germs have become resistant to these remedies and are harder to fight. MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is one […]

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Press release from the Department of Commerce & Insurance; July 26, 2012: NASHVILLE, TN – This is a reminder that Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak will be conducting outreach meetings across the state to gather input about the health conditions that should be covered under essential health benefit categories. These public meetings are […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; June 11, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While ticks and mosquitoes are setting records for early arrival and rates of infectious diseases carried, the Department of Health reminds everyone that most people should not avoid healthy outdoor activity. “Outdoor physical activity provides too many important health benefits to […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; May 17, 2012: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season. While swimming is a fun way to be physically active, recreational water can also hold viruses and bacteria that cause illness. […]

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Rep. Mike Stewart’s plan to tax pop at another penny per fluid ounce may have fallen flat. Which is just fine with a fizzy-drink industry lobbyist, who argues that the Nashville Democrat is “using tax policy to interrupt an individual’s right of choice and personal responsibility.”

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Eat Your Vegetables

by Editorial Staff on September 24, 2010

No, it’s not mom saying that. It’s the State of Tennessee, which posted this reminder Thursday to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. The state says that Tennesseans’ consumption of vegetables ranks above the national average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes questions about diet in […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release; Sept. 1, 2010: September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month NASHVILLE – As part of the observance of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, Governor Phil Bredesen, the Governor’s Office of Children’s Care Coordination, the City of Memphis and Shelby County will join together Monday, September 13 in Memphis to spotlight continued […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Health; April 5, 2010: National Public Health Week is April 5-11 NASHVILLE, Tenn.Every community member plays a role in helping others stay healthy. Governor Phil Bredesen acknowledged the efforts of residents to make small changes to improve health by proclaiming April 5 11, 2010, National Public Health Week […]

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