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Tennessee Department of Health Issues Updated Public Health Advisory on E-Cigarettes

 

Tennessee Department of Health (TDH)

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is issuing an updated public health advisory on electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS based on recent federal regulatory action and new evidence of risks associated with use of e-cigarettes and similar devices.

Evolving Research and Recent Regulatory Actions Increase Concerns about E-Cigarettes Impact to Health. (American Heart Association)

Evolving Research and Recent Regulatory Actions Increase Concerns about E-Cigarettes Impact to Health. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health Free Flu Shot Events Planned Statewide December 5th to “FightFluTN”

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health says Get a flu shot! Tennessee’s county health departments are holding special “FightFluTN” events December 5th, 2018 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza is spreading across the state.

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Tennessee Department of Health continues response to Hepatitis A Outbreak

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health continues to investigate and respond to a hepatitis A outbreak impacting the state with more than 400 cases of illness to date. One death associated with this hepatitis A outbreak has been reported.

The outbreak in Tennessee most heavily affects Nashville and Chattanooga.

Tennesseans Most at Risk Urged to Get Vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

Tennesseans Most at Risk Urged to Get Vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Action to Save Lives: Get a Flu Vaccine

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that flu kills. Seasonal influenza is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in Tennessee and across the U.S. every year.

“The numbers are sobering. Every death, especially children, we see each flu season makes me very sad, and our hearts go out to all the families who have lost loved ones due to influenza,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Advantage of Free Support to Quit Smoking during Great American Smokeout

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health says support can make all the difference for those trying to quit smoking, and Tennesseans trying to move toward a life without tobacco products are not alone.

The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1.800.QUIT.NOW offers free assistance, resources and counseling to help smokers transition to a smoke-free life.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project Protects People and Pets

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, will begin in Tennessee in October, 2018.

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

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Tennessee Department of Health Works to Improve Dementia Care

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is working with partner agencies to improve care for those living with dementia.

One vital part of this effort is the ongoing work to reduce unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications among residents living with dementia within Tennessee nursing homes.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan forms Opioid Task Force

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is forming an Opioid Task Force to help the City develop a coordinated local response to the opioid crisis gripping America.

The Mayor’s Opioid Task Force is charged with advising the Mayor of Clarksville on a coordinated plan to reduce opioid abuse, dependence and overdose in Clarksville and to draft a report of findings and recommendations for action.

Citizens group will monitor lawsuit against drug makers and advise City of Clarksville on steps to reduce abuse and overdoses.

Citizens group will monitor lawsuit against drug makers and advise City of Clarksville on steps to reduce abuse and overdoses.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Banquet set for September 20th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green CertificationMontgomery County, TN – Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Green Certification Banquet. Come enjoy a night dedicated to environmental stewardship and all things green. The banquet will be held Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Doors open at 5:30pm and the evening’s festivities will begin promptly at 6:00pm.

Sara Holloway Cox, Healthy Development Coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Health, will present “How Sustainability Impacts Personal and Community Health”. Attendees will also hear from Rebeckah Dopp, of ERS, who will discuss e-waste recycling in Middle Tennessee and Red Knight Distribution will show how Styrofoam is transformed into something totally new.

2018 Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Banquet to be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on September 20th.

2018 Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Banquet to be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on September 20th.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office gives Hepatitis A Vaccinations to Inmates and Jail Deputies

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and their inmate medical provider Correct Care Solutions, along with the assistance of the Montgomery County Health Department and Tennessee Department of Health, administered 610 hepatitis A vaccines to inmates and jail deputies on Saturday, August 4th, 2018.

The need to vaccinate the inmates and jail employees was to prevent an outbreak after an inmate tested positive for hepatitis A. The inmate tested positive on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 and has since been quarantined and is under medical care. As of today, no other inmate has tested positive for hepatitis A.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office administers Hepatitis A Vaccinations at the Montgomery County Jail after one inmate tested positive on August 2nd.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office administers Hepatitis A Vaccinations at the Montgomery County Jail after one inmate tested positive on August 2nd.

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