Nashville, 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.
Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tivicay (dolutegravir) tablets and Tivicay PD (dolutegravir) tablets for suspension to treat HIV-1 infection in pediatric patients at least four weeks old and weighing at least 3 kg (6.61 pounds) in combination with other antiretroviral treatments.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (THD) has reported one death in a patient with serious respiratory disease associated with use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is the first such death reported in Tennessee.
“We are extremely saddened by this loss of life and extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s family,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.
Tennessee Department of Health Urges Providers to Report Cases of Vaping-associated Respiratory Illness
Nashville, 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.
Written by Chris Frazier
Fort Rucker, AL – The profession of arms is inherently dangerous. Every Soldier knows that when they take the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, they could lose their life.
But not every loss occurs in a desert or mountain range halfway around the world. The risks back home are just as deadly.
Queen Latifah asks America, “What The HF?” to raise awareness about signs, symptoms of heart failure
Learn how to recognize and manage HF, a dangerous, chronic condition affecting more than 6.5 million Americans
Dallas, TX – Heart failure (HF) kills thousands of people each year. But, the chronic, progressive condition can be managed if it’s diagnosed and treated early.
The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, is making it easy for people to test their heart failure knowledge while learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of HF through a new interactive quiz that asks, “What The HF?”
Nashville, TN – With temperatures near the 100° mark predicted for parts of the state this week, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents and visitors to “respect the sun’s might” by protecting themselves from excessive heat and intensive sunlight damage.
“When temperatures get as high as they are expected to in the upcoming days, we all need to look out for one another and make sure no one becomes a victim to the heat,” said John Benitez, MD, medical director of the TDH Emergency Preparedness Office.
TDH Advises Getting Immunized Quickly if You Haven’t Already
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee Coaches Required to Complete Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course
Nashville, TN – Tennessee parents and coaches will be learning more about sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death among student athletes.
The Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law in April 2015 requiring coaches and parents of athletes 18 years and younger to be informed about the signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. While this new law takes effect January 1st, 2016, the Tennessee Department of Health has training materials available now online.
Chikungunya Virus Disease Spread by Bites
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding vacation and business travelers about the importance of protecting themselves from mosquitoes that may transmit chikungunya virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue.
The first confirmed case of chikungunya virus disease in Tennessee occurred in 2014; since then 42 additional cases have been documented, all involving travel outside the state.
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