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Tennessee Department of Health Clinics Offer Free Flu Vaccine

 

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee’s county health department clinics are now offering flu vaccine to people of all ages at no cost to patients until vaccine supplies are depleted. Seasonal influenza is now circulating with cases increasing across the country.

The Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now to help protect themselves and those around them from the flu virus.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Zika and Other Diseases Demand Awareness among Travelers

 

Areas with Warmer Climates Present Need for Increased Protection Strategies

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health cautions travelers headed to Mexico, Central America, South America, Hawaii and Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico and other locations with year-round warm climates to have increased awareness about the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses and to take appropriate bite protection measures.

The cautionary message follows a recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all pregnant women consider postponing travel to areas where an emerging health threat, zika virus infection, is ongoing.

Zika virus, dengue and chikungunya virus are spread to people through mosquito bites.

Zika virus, dengue and chikungunya virus are spread to people through mosquito bites.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Winter Weather brings Increased Risk for Carbon Monoxide Issues

 

Simple Safety Precautions May Save Lives

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Many of us do it:  when winter weather arrives, we try to make our homes as airtight as possible or try alternative heating methods to save money on heating costs.

While energy conservation is certainly important, so too is protecting your personal and family health. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urge residents to know about potential home health and safety hazards during the winter months.

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American Heart Association says New CDC Report Amplifies Concerns About E-cigarette Ads and Youth

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. –  American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a new Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The report, which analyzed data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), found that seven in 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million youths – see e-cigarette ads from one or more media sources:

Unlike tobacco products, e-cigarettes are not age-restricted. Use among youth approximately doubled between 2011 and 2012, by which time an estimated 1.78 million students in grades 6–12 had tried the devices, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Unlike tobacco products, e-cigarettes are not age-restricted. Use among youth approximately doubled between 2011 and 2012, by which time an estimated 1.78 million students in grades 6–12 had tried the devices, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tennessee Department of Health says discuss Dietary Supplements with your Healthcare Provider to reduce risks

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – If you are using or considering using products marketed as dietary supplements, the Tennessee Department of Health recommends talking with your healthcare provider to understand your needs and risks.

This TDH recommendation follows a recent study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration which reported injuries and emergency room visits associated with dietary supplements including energy and weight loss products.

Talk to your Doctor about Dietary Supplements before using.

Talk to your Doctor about Dietary Supplements before using.

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American Heart Association Pleased New CDC Study Shows More U.S. Adults are Putting Out Cigarettes for Good

 

But prevalence among uninsured and those on Medicaid raises concern

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

The study, which examined 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, noted that overall adult smoking rates dropped a full percentage point between 2013 and 2014. It also reported on differences in U.S. smoking rates, including that uninsured adults or those insured through Medicaid smoke at rates twice as high as those covered by private health insurance or Medicare:

Farmers' market produce stand showing assorted fruits and vegetables. (American Heart Association)

Farmers’ market produce stand showing assorted fruits and vegetables. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Overuse of Antibiotics can Harm Individuals and Damage Drugs’ Value to Society

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Antibiotics are crucially important tools doctors have to fight life-threatening bacterial diseases, but are losing their effectiveness against some infections.

The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which can decrease their healing capabilities and contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is November 16th-22nd, 2015

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is November 16th-22nd, 2015

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers Breast Cancer Education, Mammography appointments

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY –  Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

This heartbreaking statistics is why Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s nutrition, women’s health and mammography staff are passionate about sharing their knowledge about breast cancer and other wellness tips with the community October 19th from 11:00am to 1:00pm in front of the “C” Building of the hospital. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project protects People and Pets

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, began in Tennessee September 25th, 2015.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health. We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program to reduce rabies in wildlife, which helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

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APSU professors Antonio and Amy Thompson publish “But if a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur…,” a scholarly book on zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The decaying, dangerous world of mega-popular television show and comic series “The Walking Dead” is not real and will never be our reality.

But if zombies did start shambling down our real world streets, it wouldn’t be the worst idea if we had a plan.

Taking advantage of a unique overlapping of both personal and professional interests, Dr. Antonio Thompson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, and his wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, recently completed work on a new academic book, titled “But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur: Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications.”

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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