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Is it a Cold, Flu, Allergies or COVID-19? Know the Symptoms

 

Urgent CareNashville, TN – Many ailments such as a cold, allergies, flu and COVID-19 Coronavirus share similar symptoms. Under ordinary circumstances, people struggle to decide if they should call a health provider when they or other family members feel sick. But COVID-19 Coronavirus has complicated the situation this year.

Urgent Team lists symptoms for COVID-19, Cold, Flue and Allergies.

Urgent Team lists symptoms for COVID-19, Cold, Flue and Allergies.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #18

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Thursday, April 15th, 2020 Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 Coronavirus updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Fourth Confirmed case of Coronavirus Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has confirmed one additional case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Middle Tennessee, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to four.

The patient is an adult female in Middle Tennessee. TDH is working closely with local health officials to support  the ongoing investigations of COVID-19 cases. The overall risk to the public remains low as COVID-19 is not currently widespread in Tennessee or the United States.

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Tennessee Department of Health confirms Two New Cases of Coronavirus

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Davidson County and Shelby County, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to three.

“TDH is working closely with local health officials in Davidson and Shelby counties to support  the ongoing investigations of COVID-19 cases and we have full confidence in the ability of local jurisdictions to take swift action and mitigate risks,” said TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The overall risk to the public remains low as COVID-19 is not currently widespread in Tennessee or the United States.”

 Tennessee Department of Health reports Davidson County, Shelby County Announce First Cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Tennessee Department of Health reports Davidson County, Shelby County Announce First Cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Tennessee Department of Health Urges Providers to Report Cases of Vaping-associated Respiratory Illness

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is asking health care providers across the state to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes or vape, with more than 150 cases reported to date in 16 states.

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital now has Audio Appointments for Patient Convenience

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) beneficiaries, the primary care Army Medical Homes began offering a limited number of Audio Appointments on weekdays in an effort to improve the delivery of Primary Care.

Audio Appointments allow patients an opportunity to address specific medical concerns with a provider over the phone, at a scheduled time, as opposed to showing up in person for an appointment within their medical home.

Wendy Wakefield, a nurse practitioner in Gold Army Medical Home at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, talks with a patient during an Audio Appointment Friday, July 8. Audio appointments are now available for certain non-emergent medical needs at BACH. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Wendy Wakefield, a nurse practitioner in Gold Army Medical Home at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, talks with a patient during an Audio Appointment Friday, July 8. Audio appointments are now available for certain non-emergent medical needs at BACH. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital now offers convenient Audio Appointments

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In an effort to improve the delivery of Primary Care to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) beneficiaries, the primary care Army Medical Homes began offering a limited number of Audio Appointments on weekdays.

Audio Appointments allow patients an opportunity to address specific medical concerns with a provider over the phone, at a scheduled time, as opposed to showing up in person for an appointment within their medical home.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital now offers weekday Audio Appointments

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital now offers weekday Audio Appointments

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Tennessee Health Department says Flu Season Has Arrived; Urges Prevention and Treatment

 

TDH Advises Getting Immunized Quickly if You Haven’t Already

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reports of influenza are increasing across the country. TDH officials are asking all Tennesseans who have not yet had their annual flu vaccine to do so immediately, helping to protect themselves and to prevent the spread of the illness to others.

CDC and TDH also urge persons with flu-like illnesses who are at risk of severe illness with influenza due to some health conditions to seek care promptly to determine if treatment with influenza antiviral medications are needed.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Measles outbreak in California underscores importance of Immunization

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Measles, a disease considered eradicated in the United States, is making headlines due to a growing outbreak linked to a California amusement park. Most of the people infected with measles in this outbreak were not vaccinated against the disease.

While Tennessee does not yet have any reported measles cases in 2015 and no cases linked to this outbreak at this time, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding everyone of the importance of routine vaccination against measles and other illnesses.

A child receiving an immunization

A child receiving an immunization

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Tennessee Department of Health says Measles Protection important for all who travel outside the United States

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding those who travel abroad of the need for vaccination against measles.

Although measles was officially eradicated from the United States in 2000, it is still present in other regions of the world including Western Europe and cases continue to occur among Americans returning from foreign travel and among foreign visitors to the United States.

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