Easy Steps Help Prevent Skin Cancer
Nashville, TN – When you’re having fun outdoors, it’s easy to forget how important it is to protect yourself from the sun. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet rays in as little as 15 minutes, yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure.
The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of easy steps to follow to protect your skin this summer and all through the year.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has taken action to strengthen its efforts to better assure safe, sterile compounding of drugs by entities licensed by the state.
The measures collectively address the need for safe, effective and available medications for patients who need them. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Health officials in Davidson, Knox and Shelby Counties have identified batches of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in 2013, and one human case of WNV has been reported in Tennessee so far this year.
The Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans to take steps to eliminate mosquito habitats and protect themselves from bites from mosquitoes that may transmit the virus.
Austin Peay State University School of Nursing receives $60,000 grant with Montgomery County Health Department for Breast Health
Clarksville, TN – Thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Nashville Affiliate, theSchool of Nursing will partner with the Montgomery County Health Department to begin a breast health program.
The effort will launch June 12th with a forum that will serve as a call to action for men and women to know the latest about breast cancer, specifically how to minimize their chances of developing the cancer and how to detect signs early.
Tennessee Department of Health says Free Five-Minute Online Assessment for Hepatitis could Save Your Life
Baby Boomers at Greatest Risk for Silent Killer Hepatitis C
Nashville, TN – Do you have hepatitis C, a potentially deadly viral disease? Do you know if you are more likely to have it than someone else?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now has a free, five-minute online assessment that can tell you if you are at risk.
There are different types of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines and Hepatitis C can often be cured if diagnosed and treated early. It’s important for individuals, particularly baby boomers, to know if they have any form of hepatitis. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health, Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC, and other state and federal organizations worked throughout the Memorial Day weekend on investigation, research and patient outreach efforts pertaining to issues associated with methylprednisolone acetate products from Main Street Family Pharmacy. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Health says managing exposure to Asthma “Triggers” can prevent or reduce Attacks
Nashville, TN – Asthma: if you don’t have it, you probably know someone who does. In Tennessee, approximately six percent of adults and nine percent of children have asthma. The chronic disease that narrows and inflames airways of the lungs can quickly cause breathing to become difficult.
While many people find relief with small inhaler devices, the Tennessee Department of Health recommends increased awareness about “triggers” to reduce onset of attacks. «Read the rest of this article»
Competition Designed to Increase Seat Belt Usage among Teens
Nashville, TN – Sullivan East High School in Bluff City, Tennessee has been awarded the top prize in Tennessee’s first-ever “Battle of the Belt” competition. The Tennessee Department of Health Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Trauma Centers, sponsors this statewide competition for Tennessee high schools designed to increase seat belt usage.
National Women’s Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2013
Nashville, TN – It’s your time, ladies! The Tennessee Department of Health joins celebrations of National Women’s Health Week, which kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12th.
This nationwide initiative calls attention to the importance of women’s health and empowers them to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier, happier lives. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Recent action by the Tennessee General Assembly will make it easier for more children to have important dental services including dental sealants and topical fluoride varnish treatments.
The Tennessee Department of Health supports dental care for children as a way to help prevent costly, painful dental issues as a person ages. «Read the rest of this article»
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