Dallas, TX – For the first time, the American Lung Association, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have come together to raise an important alert about the dangers of influenza (flu) for people with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and lung diseases such as asthma and COPD.
People are urged to get Flu Vaccination this year. (American Heart Association)
Washington, D.C. – Six leading public health organizations today asked federal courts to allow them to intervene in two lawsuits brought by the electronic cigarette and cigar industries against the Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 rule establishing public health oversight of e-cigarettes, cigars and other previously unregulated tobacco products.
The groups expressed concern that the Trump Administration may not adequately defend the rule (known as the “deeming rule”) or may seek to weaken or rescind it, putting the health of children and the public at risk.
Groups Express Concern Administration May Not Adequately Defend Essential Public Health Regulations Against Industry Challenges.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation are urging residents of East Tennessee areas affected by devastating wildfires to protect themselves and their families from smoke.
While inhaling smoke may adversely affect anyone, those at greatest risk include the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, or those with heart disease.
Smoke from devastating wildfires in East Tennessee areas can be damaging to your health.
Washington, D.C. – Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, as mandated by a 2009 federal law.
The lawsuit was filed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Truth Initiative and several individual pediatricians.
Homestand Highlighted By Two Fireworks Shows, Autograph Day, And Specialty Jersey Auction
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds return home to Greer Stadium this Friday, May 25th, to open a four-game homestand against the Round Rock Express (Rangers affiliate).
Highlighting the week’s worth of promotions will be two fireworks shows, the first Autograph Day of the 2012 season, and “Line Drives For Lungs Night” – a special evening for the American Lung Association in Tennessee at the ballpark during which the Sounds will wear special red and white jerseys on the field.
Nashville, TN – Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced the kickoff of Radon Action Month. This annual effort is designed to help educate Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure, encouraging actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home.
Environment and Conservation has joined forces with the American Lung Association, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Health, and various local and county health departments with an outreach program to raise awareness about this health risk and the importance of testing.
“Testing is such a smart and vital step in protecting your home environment,” said Fyke. “I encourage all Tennesseans to take action in protecting the health of loved ones from the dangers of exposure to radon.” «Read the rest of this article»
Environment and Conservation Kicks Off Education Efforts
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed January “Radon Action Month” to help educate Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure and encourage actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home.
In conjunction with the Governor’s announcement, the Department of Environment and Conservation has joined forces with the American Lung Association, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Health, and various local and county health departments with an outreach program to raise awareness about this health risk and the importance of testing.
“Tennesseans can check for the presence of radon in the home with a simple test,” said Bredesen. “I encourage each household to take this important step to protect the health of loved ones from the dangers of exposure to radon.”