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Tennessee creates integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence

 

Enhancing Food Safety and Response to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is partnering with the University of Tennessee to enhance food safety and improve response to outbreaks of foodborne illness in Tennessee and across the country.

The effort is funded by a $200,000 grant awarded to TDH by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a Center of Excellence. Tennessee was one of only five states to receive such funding. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital ready to administer flu vaccine to TRICARE beneficiaries

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) is now prepared to administer the influenza (flu) vaccine to local TRICARE beneficiaries starting September 17th. Hospital staff members will determine whether the nasal spray or shot form of the vaccine is appropriate for each patient based on their age and medical history.

“Getting vaccinated provides the best protection against the flu and keeps you from spreading the illness to your family, friends and coworkers,” said Preventive Medicine chief Lt. Col. Amy Blank. People can also avoid getting or spreading the flu virus by washing their hands regularly and covering their cough or sneeze with a tissue or their sleeve, instead of into their hands. «Read the rest of this article»

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report West Nile virus cases on the rise

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWashington, D.C. – As of September 11th, 2012, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. A total of 2,636 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 118 deaths, have been reported to CDC.

Of these, 1,405 (53%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 1,231 (47%) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease.

West Nile virus (WNV) activity reported to ArboNET, by state, United States, 2012 (as of September 11th, 2012)

West Nile virus (WNV) activity reported to ArboNET, by state, United States, 2012 (as of September 11th, 2012)

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Align MD Foundation Team returns from Cambodia Medical Mission

 

AlignMD FoundationClarksville, TN – Align MD Foundation Team recently returned from a ten-day medical mission trip to Cambodia with Freedom Promise. This was the largest healing trip ever conducted by Freedom Promise and the Align MD Foundation was proud to be partner.

One of our primary goals is to assist the Cambodian Hope Organization (CHO) to develop primary health care clinic in Poipet Cambodia.

Align MD Foundation was on a ten day medical mission to Cambodia.

Align MD Foundation was on a ten day medical mission to Cambodia.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Stay Safe and Healthy in the Water this Summer

 

National Recreational Water Illness & Injury Prevention Week is May 21st-27th, 2012

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – 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.

The Tennessee Department of Health joins in the annual observance of National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week May 21st-27th to help make sure residents and visitors have a safe and healthy swimming season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Urge Motorists to Beware during Halloween Holiday Weekend

 

Drunk Driving Will Not Be Tolerated

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol would like to encourage everyone to take extra precautions this weekend to ensure a safe and happy Halloween. State Troopers will be conducting safety checkpoints, sobriety roadblocks, saturation patrols and other enforcement techniques to look for aggressive or impaired drivers and ultimately save lives. 

“Halloween should be a time for good family fun,” said Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons. “However, children, their parents and all motorists must remember that safety comes first. We are urging all motorists to act responsibly, designate a sober driver and keep roadways safe for trick-or-treaters across Tennessee.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield administers Flu Vaccine to TRICARE beneficiaries

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) is now prepared to administer the influenza (flu) vaccine to local TRICARE beneficiaries. Hospital staff members will determine whether the nasal spray or shot form of the vaccine is appropriate for each patient based on their age and medical history.

“Getting vaccinated provides the best protection against the flu and keeps you from spreading this severe illness to your family, friends and coworkers,” said acting Preventive Medicine chief Lt. Col. Kirsten Anke. People can also avoid getting or spreading the flu virus by washing their hands regularly and covering their cough or sneeze with a tissue or their sleeve, instead of into their hands. «Read the rest of this article»

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AmeriCorps Stories: How 9/11 Changed My Life

 

Corporation for National and Community ServiceWashington D.C. – In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck America a decade ago, hundreds of AmeriCorps members stepped forward to help, offering assistance to the injured, serving as family caseworkers, and helping those displaced from Ground Zero find housing and other services. For many, their service was a life-changing experience, inspiring them to pursue lives of public service.

All across the country, the events of that day and the heroism of our first responders inspired thousands of then-teenagers and 20-somethings to give back. Many voluntarily enlisted during wartime and knowingly risked their lives to protect our country. Others chose to serve their country through AmeriCorps, meeting vital community needs in education, health, disaster relief, and other areas. All have upheld the virtues of honor, sacrifice, and selflessness that have always been the source of America’s strength. «Read the rest of this article»

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THP Urges Motorists Beware: Drunk Driving Will Not Be Tolerated

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will do its part to ensure those celebrating Halloween enjoy the fall tradition responsibly and safely. Trick-or-treaters, parents and adult party goers are encouraged to follow a few simple rules to avoid becoming a scary statistic.

“Halloween is often one of the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “The decision to prevent a horrible accident from happening is easy – don’t drink and drive. Our State Troopers are prepared to patrol and remove any and all drunk drivers from our roadways.”   «Read the rest of this article»

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Fireworks Safety decreases risks of serious injury

 

Enjoy Fourth of July Festivities from Safe Distances

Nashville, TN — For many adults and children, fireworks are a tradition of summer activities. However, fireworks cause thousands of injuries and emergency room visits each year, and more of these injuries occur during Fourth of July festivities than any other holiday. As this year’s Independence Day approaches, the Tennessee Department of Health urges residents to practice safe and responsible use of fireworks to avoid related injuries.

“Although fireworks can be exciting, festive and fun, it is important to remember that improperly handled fireworks can turn a celebration into tragedy,” said Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “We remind all Tennesseans to use common sense and act responsibly to prevent serious injuries this Fourth of July.” «Read the rest of this article»

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