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Tennessee Group raising Awareness of Legal Substances that can cause Serious Harm to Babies in the Womb

 

Harmful Effects to Baby May Include Lower I.Q. for Life

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – An occasional glass of wine. A cigarette. A pain pill, prescribed by a doctor. All three are perfectly legal, yet each may cause harm to an unborn baby. Effects can range from short- to long-term, from behavioral and learning issues to a withdrawal syndrome the baby endures right after birth, to physical defects. Some or all of these can have an adverse impact over the baby’s entire life.

A group of health, medical and government professionals from Tennessee is combining strengths to help more women of child-bearing years understand the potential dangers of alcohol, nicotine and prescription medicines. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Summer A Good Time To Immunize Children

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health encourages parents to have their school-age children immunized now to avoid long lines and extended wait times that may occur closer to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

Immunization requirements apply to any student enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time including all Kindergarten students. Requirements also apply to all rising seventh graders.

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A child receiving an immunization

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Tennessee Department of Health advises Clinicians to have Heightened Awareness about MERS Co-V with International Travel Patients

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In response to a Korean outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, commonly known as MERS Co-V, the Tennessee Department of Health has issued an alert to healthcare providers.

The alert issued Friday, June 12th, urges clinicians to ask their patients about recent travel, to look for evidence of the illness in patient assessments and to share their findings and information with public health officials.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Child Heatstroke, Deaths in Vehicles Preventable

 

Time for vigilance is now

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – “Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars.”

That’s the message Michael Warren, MD, repeatedly stresses and wants all Tennesseans to start thinking about now. As director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Family Health and Wellness office, he studies ways to keep children safe and believes “parents can never be too vigilant in protecting their children from heatstroke in vehicles.”

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Tennessee Department of Health expands Newborn Screening Service to speed Test Results

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The majority of babies born in Tennessee are healthy, free from diseases and disorders. A few, however, arrive with rare conditions or illnesses that may be treated more effectively if identified early.

For this reason, the Tennessee Department of Health has expanded its newborn screening laboratory testing to six days a week and is increasing testing to cover more disorders. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health urges preparedness for Seasonal Severe Weather

 

TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – While a tornado can occur anytime throughout the year, the peak risk months in Tennessee for property damage and loss of life from twisters and floods are March, April and May.

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency this week reminded residents of the need to be alert for severe weather public messaging and to have a plan to protect themselves and their families.

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Tennessee Department of Health urges Travelers to Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes

 

Chikungunya Virus Disease Spread by Bites

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding vacation and business travelers about the importance of protecting themselves from mosquitoes that may transmit chikungunya virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue.

The first confirmed case of chikungunya virus disease in Tennessee occurred in 2014; since then 42 additional cases have been documented, all involving travel outside the state.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Tuberculosis is a Preventable, Treatable and Curable Disease

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health reminds Tennesseans tuberculosis is a major public health concern. The number of TB cases increased in Tennessee in 2014 to 151 compared to 143 cases reported in 2013.

“We know we can’t let our guard down,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “The Tennessee Department of Health works daily to identify TB infection, prevent TB disease and treat infectious TB disease to help save lives. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health urges Everyone to Protect Themselves and Others from Cold Weather Deaths

 

11 Tennesseans tragically lost to hypothermia since start of 2015

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to stay warm and protect themselves, friends and family members from deadly hypothermia as another round of severe cold weather impacts the state.

A preliminary review of January and February 2015 fatalities indicates more than one-third of 30 cold weather-related deaths in Tennessee have been attributed to hypothermia, caused when the body’s core temperature drops to unsafe levels.

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Cold Weather

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Tennessee Department of Health warns Raw Milk poses Health Risks for users of all ages

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In the quest for good health, some may believe “100 percent natural” is always best. That belief, however, doesn’t take into account some life-saving scientific advances which have made many products safer without any significant effect on their nutritional value.

“Pasteurized milk is a prime example of one food that is much safer thanks to a simple heating process that destroys harmful bacteria,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “It has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century.” «Read the rest of this article»

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