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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Chicks and Ducklings are Risky Easter Gifts

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Baby chicks and ducklings are cute and fluffy, but they aren’t appropriate gifts for Easter. Holding, hugging, or kissing these birds can pose a serious health risk for all ages.

Live poultry commonly carry Salmonella bacteria. While not harmful to the birds, when humans handle birds, the bacteria can spread and cause extreme abdominal upset. In severe cases, the illness requires hospitalization and can be fatal.

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks should not be given as gifts.

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks should not be given as gifts.

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Pre-deployment Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric screening establishes baseline to fight Traumatic Brain Injury

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A short computer-based program that plays more like a memory game than a medical assessment is recording personal data that can help Soldiers affected by traumatic brain injury.

The U.S. Department of Defense introduced the assessment in 2008, across all services for service members deploying to specific areas of operation. The Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric is a computer-based assessment given during pre-deployment screening and is one measure that can be used in evaluating Soldiers for TBI.

Sgt. Benjamin Watts, assigned to the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, completes the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric at the ANAM site on post, September 25th, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Sgt. Benjamin Watts, assigned to the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, completes the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric at the ANAM site on post, September 25th, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Tennessee’s 2018 Status of the Suicide Report Release Announcement

 

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Supports The Suicide Mortality Review and Prevention Act of 2018

Tennessee Suicide Prevention NetworkNashville, TN – The 2018 Status of Suicide in Tennessee provides state legislators, mental health professionals, and the general public with information on the problem of suicide in our state and what is being done to prevent it.

Each year’s edition includes a detailed report on suicide trends within Tennessee, both overall and for various subgroups, featuring the latest statistics available from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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AAA says Don’t Be Asleep at the Wheel, Drowsy Driving

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues. The new research provides an unprecedented analysis of in-vehicle dashcam video from more than 700 crashes, confirming that the danger of drowsy driving soars above official estimates.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver drowsiness was involved in an estimated 1.4% of all police-reported crashes nationwide in years 2011–2015. (AAA)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver drowsiness was involved in an estimated 1.4% of all police-reported crashes nationwide in years 2011–2015. (AAA)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Get to the Heart of the Matter on Valentine’s Day

 

February is American Heart Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN –  On Valentine’s Day people may feel compelled to make public and sometimes pricey displays of love, such as sending flowers to a sweetheart’s workplace, giving chocolates or sweets or taking that special someone out to a lavish dinner.

The Tennessee Department of Health suggests giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of a healthier heart.

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

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It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners from across the state in celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 5th-9th, 2018 renewing the call to each and every Tennessean to be part of our state’s celebration of Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.

“The impacts of tobacco and nicotine addiction in Tennessee go beyond the damage done to the health, quality of life and incomes of people using these products, most of whom got addicted as youth,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 5th–9th, 2018

Tennessee Quit Week is February 5th–9th, 2018

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Steps to Slow the Spread of Flu

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, TDH reminds Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities.
 
“Our main message is this:  Get a flu vaccine now if you haven’t had it yet,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Even in years where the vaccine is less effective, it is still the best way to protect ourselves and vulnerable people around us from the flu.

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated, Take Precautions to Prevent Infection.

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated, Take Precautions to Prevent Infection.

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Comprehensive Wellness Pharmacy becomes official MedSafe collector

 

Comprehensive Wellness PharmacyClarksville, TN – Comprehensive Wellness Pharmacy is proud to be an approved “collector” with a MedSafe receptacle onsite for your convenience for your unused medications. MedSafe is completely anonymous and promotes the well-being of individuals and the Clarksville, TN community.

It is easy to operate and accepts controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter medications. MedSafe is also a DEA preferred and approved method of discarding any unused medications. By being a “collector,” CWP is an approved DEA registrant, and has applied with the DEA to collect controlled substances from users.

 MedSafe receptacle located at Comprehensive Wellness Pharmacy on Dunlop Lane.

MedSafe receptacle located at Comprehensive Wellness Pharmacy on Dunlop Lane.

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Tennessee Department of Health says When Taken as Prescribed, Antibiotics Save Lives

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Antibiotics play an integral role in fighting bacterial infections, but lose their effectiveness if not prescribed and taken appropriately. Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics and experts say that increasingly causes trouble in treating some infectious diseases.

During Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to raise awareness about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and combating the threat of resistance.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Talk with your Health Care Provider about Breast Cancer Screening, Rick Factors

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women in the United States.

With nearly 4,700 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Tennessee every year, the Tennessee Department of Health encourages residents to talk with a health care provider on when to schedule their annual mammograms. Mammography screening should begin no later than age 50.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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