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Tennessee Department of Health says Women need to Make Health a Top Priority

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 12th – 18th, 2019.

This nationwide initiative brings awareness to the importance of women’s health and empowers women to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier and happier lives.

National Women's Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2019.

National Women’s Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2019.

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Tennessee Department of Health announces WIC program goes electronic with TNWIC card

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Women, Infants and Children (TNWIC) or WIC Program has transitioned from a paper-based method of issuing benefits to an electronic benefit transfer system.

Tennessee families participating in WIC now use their TNWIC cards instead of paper vouchers to purchase WIC-approved foods. TNWIC is now available in all 95 counties of Tennessee.

Tennessee WIC Program Launches Electronic Benefit Transfer Card System, TNWIC.

Tennessee WIC Program Launches Electronic Benefit Transfer Card System, TNWIC.

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Tennessee Department of Health Confirms First Tennessee Measles Case for 2019

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a case of measles after the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in a resident of the East Tennessee.

While the investigation is currently centered in East Tennessee, all Tennesseans should be aware of measles and its symptoms. These symptoms may include fever, runny nose, body aches, watery eyes and white spots in the mouth.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

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Montgomery County Health Council earns Appreciation Award from Tennessee Department of Health

 

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Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, Sanjana Stamm, Regional Director of the Tennessee Department of Health Mid-Cumberland Region, presented an appreciation award to the Montgomery County Health Council for its work promoting the health and well being of all citizens of Montgomery County.

The Montgomery County Health Council is comprised of volunteers that represent various organizations within the County.

(L to R) Joey Smith, Montgomery County Health Department Director; Chris Locke, NorthCrest Marketing and Development Director; Adam Tomlinson, Montgomery County Health Department Intern; Carlye Sommers, Green Certification Program Manager; Sanjana Stamm, Tennessee Department of Health Mid-Cumberland Regional Director; Loretta Bryant, Montgomery County Commissioner; Sharlinda Robertson, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center Representative; Morganne Cook Montgomery County Health Department Health Educator; Teanna Hayes, Montgomery County Health Department Health Educator; Bertha Drew, National Alliance of Mental Illness Representative.

(L to R) Joey Smith, Montgomery County Health Department Director; Chris Locke, NorthCrest Marketing and Development Director; Adam Tomlinson, Montgomery County Health Department Intern; Carlye Sommers, Green Certification Program Manager; Sanjana Stamm, Tennessee Department of Health Mid-Cumberland Regional Director; Loretta Bryant, Montgomery County Commissioner; Sharlinda Robertson, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center Representative; Morganne Cook Montgomery County Health Department Health Educator; Teanna Hayes, Montgomery County Health Department Health Educator; Bertha Drew, National Alliance of Mental Illness Representative.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to Repeal the Gym Tax in the Upcoming Budget

 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s first budget to include Tax Cuts

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced his plans to repeal the amusement tax on gym memberships in his upcoming budget.

“I’m pleased to be able to include a tax cut in my first budget,” said Lee. “Repealing the gym tax is an important step in reducing the burdens on small businesses in our state.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health takes part in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Love shouldn’t hurt. Healthy relationships consist of trust, honesty, respect, equality and compromise. It’s important to help young people learn how to build and recognize healthy relationships to support their development and keep them safe. The Tennessee Department of Health is taking part in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to help prevent dating violence among Tennessee teens.

Tennessee Sexual Assault Victims by Year, 2013-2017

Tennessee Sexual Assault Victims by Year, 2013-2017

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Tennessee Department of Health says Break Up with Tobacco during Tennessee Quit Week

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Are you in a toxic relationship? You are if you use tobacco products. The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 4th–9th, 2019 and invites all Tennesseans to support those who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 4th–9th, 2019

Tennessee Quit Week is February 4th–9th, 2019

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Human Trafficking a Public Health Issue in Tennessee

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health  says that human trafficking is a public health concern that affects individuals, families and communities here in Tennessee.

It is the modern-day slavery, the sale of another person for sex. While this crime is largely hidden, Tennessee leads the nation in its approach to addressing human trafficking.

It is Human Trafficking and Tennessee Won't Stand for It

It is Human Trafficking and Tennessee Won’t Stand for It

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Tennessee Department of Health issues Public Health Advisory on Nicotine/Chemicals Delivery Systems

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has updated its January 2017 public health advisory to reflect recently published research of importance to the health of Tennesseans.

Since the first TDH advisory on ENDS was issued in February, 2013 accumulating evidence has increased the level of concern regarding the risks posed by these products to the health of all persons involved, especially children.

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Emma is Back Top Baby Girl Name in 2018; William Still Biggest for Boys

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Emma has unseated Ava as the number one name for baby girls born in Tennessee, rising to the top of the list of the most popular names for babies born in 2018.

William maintains the number one spot as the most popular name chosen for baby boys in Tennessee for the 12th straight year.

Tennessee Department of Health releases Top 10 Baby Names for 2018.

Tennessee Department of Health releases Top 10 Baby Names for 2018.

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