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Tennessee Department of Health states Fluoridated Community Water is making a difference in Dental Health of Tennesseans

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In 1951, the average cost of a new house in the U.S. was $9,000, gas was 19 cents a gallon and the “I Love Lucy” television show made its debut.

That same year, dental health in Tennessee took an important step forward when Milan, in Gibson County, became the first city in the Volunteer State to fluoridate its water supply.

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Tennessee Department of Health issues Hepatitis C Epidemic Public Health Advisory

 

Disease that Can Destroy Livers on the Rise

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory urging residents to increase their awareness about Hepatitis C, a life-threatening disease spread by direct contact with blood from an infected person.

The rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent “the tip of the iceberg” of the state’s Hepatitis-C epidemic, according to TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Disease Investigations linked to Increased Raw Milk Consumption

 

TDH Investigating Cases of Gastrointestinal Disease

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating multiple gastrointestinal disease reports among people who say they consumed raw milk prior to their illness. TDH has confirmed two cases of cryptosporidiosis in individuals in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Region.

Both cases of illness are associated with consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow share program. TDH is interviewing additional participants in the program to determine if other people have been sickened.

Raw milk and products made from it can pose severe health risks, including death. (CDC)

Raw milk and products made from it can pose severe health risks, including death. (CDC)

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Latinos Live Familismo; How this can help improve the health of the Latino community

 

Written by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Familismo or familism. While many look to social psychologists to define this cultural characteristic, Latinos live it.

Our cultures of origin — Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian or other Spanish-speaking countries — are rooted in family, in connecting, helping each other become the best we can be, putting our children first and supporting each other through good times and bad.

Fruit preparation. (American Heart Association)

Fruit preparation. (American Heart Association)

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Consumer Reports says Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs are the Health Crisis of This Generation

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Decades of inaction to curb the overuse of life-saving antibiotics by physicians, dentists, patients, and farmers has created hard-to-treat “superbugs” that are spreading and growing stronger, with dire consequences, according to Consumer Reports, the world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit consumer organization.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the unrestrained use of antibiotics sickens at least 2.25 million Americans each year and kills another 37,000 people.

New report investigates the rise of the superbug and offers advice on immediate actions to thwart the spread; CR survey reveals 41 percent of Americans unaware of antibiotic resistance.

New report investigates the rise of the superbug and offers advice on immediate actions to thwart the spread; CR survey reveals 41 percent of Americans unaware of antibiotic resistance.

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds Citizens that National HIV Testing Day is June 27th

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In observance of National HIV Testing Day June 27th, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage Tennesseans to know their HIV status.

“We agree with current CDC guidelines that everyone aged 13-64 years be tested once for HIV,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD. “Our data show the urgent need for increased efforts to prevent HIV. On average, more than two individuals are diagnosed with HIV every day in Tennessee and no county is immune from the disease. Persons at high risk include injection drug users and their sex partners, persons with multiple sex partners and sex partners of HIV-infected persons. Persons who are at high risk should be tested annually.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports looks to halt the spread of Superbugs

 

Consumer ReportsWashington, D.C. – Consumer Reports, the world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit consumer organization, on Monday announced its commitment to help wipe out antibiotic-resistant bacteria or “superbugs.”

Infections related to the use of antibiotics sicken about 2.25 million Americans each year and kill 37,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Superbugs are strains of bacteria that are resistant to several types of antibiotics.

Superbugs are strains of bacteria that are resistant to several types of antibiotics.

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Tennessee Department of Health says you should know the risks of Hepatitis C

 

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Hepatitis C is a deadly but treatable disease; that’s why the Tennessee Department of Health is sharing a reminder about the importance of getting tested.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a perfect time to know your status and seek treatment if needed.

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AAA Encourages Everyone to Gear Up for a Safer Ride

 

Nationwide, Bicycle Fatalities Continue to Rise Year over Year

AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationKnoxville, TN – May is National Bike Safety Month and AAA encourages all bicyclists to take necessary precautions while sharing the road with motorists. This means making safety a top priority, not just in May, but throughout the year.

Bicycle fatalities continue to increase across the U.S. according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital launches pandemic exercise to meet immunization requirements

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Army recently changed the immunization documentation process, and Fort Campbell found a unique way to meet the requirements efficiently and quickly last week.

In collaboration with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Department of Preventive Medicine, the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell tenant units participated in a post-wide pandemic exercise.

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers the MMR vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, during a two-day post-wide Pandemic Exercise held at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center March 25 and 26. (BACH)

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers the MMR vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, during a two-day post-wide Pandemic Exercise held at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center March 25 and 26. (BACH)

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