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Tennessee Department of Health says Suicides claim too many in Tennessee, Resources available statewide to help Save Lives

 

Suicide Tenth Leading Cause of Death in Tennessee, U.S. & Internationally

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In 2013, intentional self-harm was the tenth leading cause of death in Tennessee, a ranking that mirrors U.S. and international cause of death rankings. According to data from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Vital Records office, a total of 1,017 people in Tennessee committed suicide that year.

Statistics point out disparities in Tennessee’s diverse population and the need to understand suicide warning signs and the actions required to prevent loss of life. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health reports “Emma” and “William” keep top spots as Tennessee’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2014

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Tennessee’s modern tradition for the top names for new babies continued in 2014, with Emma and William taking the number one spots for a fourth consecutive year as the most popular names given by new Tennessee parents.

William has been the number one name chosen for baby boys born in Tennessee for eight straight years. Emma repeats as the most popular name for Tennessee baby girls after taking the top spot on the list in 2011. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces members of council for Judicial Appointments

 

Group will recommend candidates to fill vacancies on trial and appellate courts

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the 11 members of the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments that will recommend candidates to the governor to fill vacancies for Tennessee trial and appellate courts.

The council was established by executive order following the November 4th passage of a constitutional amendment creating a method for selecting judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health urges increased efforts to prevent Flu and Flu Complications

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans to increase their vigilance to prevent flu and flu-related health threats by getting immunized and talking with their healthcare providers about flu-like symptoms.

Since 2007 there have been 29 pediatric flu-related deaths recorded in Tennessee, including three in December of this year.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health warns of Severe Flu Season

 

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine Now

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health surveillance notes a steady increase in influenza activity in Tennessee and warns the 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. TDH urges everyone to protect themselves and their families by getting a flu shot now.

“Early indications suggest this could be a more severe flu season than we have had for some time,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Vaccination is likely to reduce the risk of severe illness even if not all strains are matched to the vaccine throughout the season. Because a flu vaccine is still the best protection, get it now if you have not done so.”

Flu vaccination (CDC)

Flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tenenssee Department of Health says remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep this Holiday Season

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Putting your baby to sleep using the ABCs of Safe Sleep saves lives. The Tennessee Department of Health urges parents to remember it’s very important to make sure family and friends follow these simple steps while visiting during the holidays: Babies sleep safest Alone, on their Backs and in a Crib.

“Loved ones are always eager to see and hold the newest family members during holiday visits. It’s really important that everyone who will be involved in caring for a baby knows about the safest way to put the baby to sleep,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says give the Gift of not using Tobacco

 

The Perfect Present for Yourself and Others

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Stores and businesses have long used the familiar holiday slogan, “Give the gift that keeps on giving.” While stereos, watches and even baskets of fruit delivered monthly have been advertised to provide perpetual pleasure, the Tennessee Department of Health suggests a present that really does have lasting benefits:  Stopping the use of tobacco products.

The three top benefits to a person who quits are these:  A former user can live longer and be healthier; his or her family can live longer and be healthier; and there will be more money available to spend or invest. All are noticeable fairly quickly when a tobacco users ends his or her addiction to nicotine. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health maintains position on E-Cigarettes Six Months after initial Advisory; Use At Own Risk

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN –  Six months after issuing a public health advisory on the use of electronic cigarettes, the Tennessee Department of Health advisory remains in effect.

Additionally, the department has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for regulation of electronic cigarettes and similar electronic devices that produce emissions or “vapor” that contain, despite the perceptions of many, much more than just water vapor.

American Heart Association E-Cigarette Infographic. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health begins new magazine “Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee”

 

Publication promotes healthy living opportunities in Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has introduced a new, free magazine to help people across the state discover better health and happier lives.

Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee is now available at public libraries, city and county health departments, state parks and other locations, and in a digital version for online viewing.

"Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee" produced by Tennessee Department of Health.

“Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee” produced by Tennessee Department of Health.

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Tennessee Department of Health says prepare for the Holidays by getting a Flu Shot

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The holidays are almost here, a time to be with family and friends, but it’s also cold and flu season.

Influenza-like illnesses are slowly increasing across the Volunteer State and the Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now.

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