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Tennessee launches additional efforts in 2013 to reduce the number of Drug-Dependent Newborns

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In 2013, 921 newborns in Tennessee experienced withdrawal from drugs their mothers used while pregnant.

Many people across Tennessee, including a group of state leaders, are working to reduce that number and in the past year launched several efforts to help prevent the suffering and expenses associated with the condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.

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Dr. Harold Vann’s Coping with Life Based on Experience-Created Wisdom

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Clarksville resident Dr. Harold Vann served as a pediatrician for 37 years.

His training began at the University of Tennessee Medical School followed by an internship and residency in Pediatrics at the City of Memphis Hospital followed by another residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University.

He served as president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and he is distinguished for his efforts to establish KidsCare, a pediatric clinic devoted to serving TennCare patients in Montgomery County; Dr. Vann served as Chief of Pediatrics and Chief of Staff at Clarksville Memorial Hospital.

"Coping with Life: Finding Joy in Dealing with Troubles" by Dr. Harold Vann

“Coping with Life: Finding Joy in Dealing with Troubles” by Dr. Harold Vann

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, February 13th, 2014

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – On February 3rd, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his fourth State of the State address to the legislature.

The highlight of the speech was the Governor’s plan to revive – and expand – a proposal from former Governor Bredesen to offer free college tuition to graduating high school seniors going to community or technical colleges.

In 2007, Governor Bredesen proposed using lottery funds to guarantee a free community or technical college degree for any graduating senior with a ‘C’ average or higher. The plan ultimately failed to receive the support of the Republicans in the State Senate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts provides Legislative Update for March 29th, 2013

 

House Bill 1117/Senate Bill 1200 Adding Offenses To the Victims Compensation Fund

Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts from House District 67 generously takes the time to provides the readers of Clarksville Online with updates on issues which are currently on the legislative agenda for the Tennessee House of Representatives which may be of interest to the residents of Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Governor Bill Haslam unveils “Tennessee Plan” for Health Care Reform

 

Leverages Federal dollars to purchase private health insurance for Tennesseans without access

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveiled his plan to pursue real health care reform in the state.

Haslam announced that he will not expand TennCare rolls under the Affordable Care Act but instead is working to leverage the available federal dollars to purchase private health insurance for Tennesseans who would not otherwise have access to coverage.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Health says a PAP Test and a Vaccine may save you Life

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the Tennessee Department of Health is urging all women to get needed screening for cervical cancer in 2013. Cervical cancer is a silent killer that strikes without symptoms or pain until the disease is in the most advanced stage. However, cervical cancer is highly preventable due to the availability of screening tests and the vaccine against Human Papillomavirus.

“Deaths from cervical cancer could be reduced dramatically through the combination of vaccination and regular Pap testing,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “The survival rate is almost 100 percent for women whose cervical cancer is found at an early stage. All women should get periodic screening for cervical cancer and talk with their health care providers about ways to prevent and reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds Tennesseans of the need for Flu Vaccination

 

Seasonal Flu Cases Now Widespread in Tennessee

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread in our state. But it’s not too late to vaccinate!

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now to help protect vulnerable people around them, their families and themselves from the flu virus. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health leads Statewide effort to address problem of Babies Born Dependent on Addictive Drugs

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Weighing in at just over four pounds, one of the newest residents of Tennessee isn’t just premature, he’s dependent on addictive drugs.

Within a few hours of the delivery, hospital staff members knew by his seizures, high-pitched cries, tremors, fever and vomiting this innocent baby was another tragic case of neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition caused when an unborn child is exposed to powerful drugs used legally or illegally by a mother during pregnancy. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health tells Parents it’s time for Back-To-School Immunizations and Checkups

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Parents working on checklists to get their children ready for the start of school have an important health item to include: required immunizations.

In Tennessee, children enrolling in school for the first time and all children going into 7th grade must provide schools with a state immunization certificate before classes start as proof they have had immunizations necessary to protect them and their classmates from serious vaccine-preventable diseases. «Read the rest of this article»

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Doctor Mark Green Holds Campaign Event at J. R. Hand’s House with Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey

 

Election 2012Clarksville, TN – On May 9th, 2012 J. R. Hand opened his home to hold an event for Doctor Mark Green’s campaign for State Senate in District 22, which includes Montgomery, Houston and Stewart Counties.

In attendance for the event were Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, State Senate Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron, State Senator Jack Johnson, State Senator Ken Yager, State Senator Brian Kelsey, Commissioner of Economics and Community Development Bill Hagerty and Montgomery County State Representative Curtis Johnson. J. R. Hand’s father Charles Hand was also in attendance. «Read the rest of this article»

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