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Tenenssee Department of Health says remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep this Holiday Season

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Putting your baby to sleep using the ABCs of Safe Sleep saves lives. The Tennessee Department of Health urges parents to remember it’s very important to make sure family and friends follow these simple steps while visiting during the holidays: Babies sleep safest Alone, on their Backs and in a Crib.

“Loved ones are always eager to see and hold the newest family members during holiday visits. It’s really important that everyone who will be involved in caring for a baby knows about the safest way to put the baby to sleep,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee New Parents to receive Book teaching Safe Sleep for Infants

 

Tennessee Department of Health Partners with Tennessee Hospitals, Charlie’s Kids Foundation

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is partnering with the Charlie’s Kids Foundation and Tennessee hospitals to provide teaching materials to help new parents and hospital staff members learn the “ABCs of safe sleep.”

TDH will provide hospitals that join the project with copies of the Sleep Baby Safe and Snug board book for each baby born in their facility in 2014.

The Tennessee Department of Health has purchased 86,000 copies of Sleep Baby Safe and Snug and will provide copies for each baby born in partner hospitals in 2014.

The Tennessee Department of Health has purchased 86,000 copies of Sleep Baby Safe and Snug and will provide copies for each baby born in partner hospitals in 2014.

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Tennessee releases 2011 Child Fatality Report; Child Fatality Rate Drops in Tennessee

 

Report Highlights State’s Progress in 13 Categories

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The overall death rate for Tennessee children dropped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to information released by the State Child Fatality Review team.

Notable factors in that reduction are a decrease in sleep-related infant deaths due to suffocation or strangulation, which were down 16.8 percent from 2010 to 2011, and a 20 percent drop in deaths of black children between 2007 and 2011. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health strives to prevent Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

 

October is SIDS Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – October is SIDS Awareness Month in the United States. SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, occurs when an infant dies without explanation.

In 2010, eight infants in Tennessee died of SIDS. While cases of SIDS in Tennessee have declined over the past decade, other sleep-related deaths are on the rise. «Read the rest of this article»

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