Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Hospital Association are recognizing 18 birthing hospitals with the BEST for Babies Award for their efforts to reduce infant deaths in Tennessee.
The BEST award stands for breastfeeding, early elective delivery reduction and safe sleep for Tennessee babies.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Cautions Consumers Not to Use Inclined Infant Sleep Products
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents and caregivers about the dangers of popular inclined sleep products for infants, citing the findings of a new study.
The study is part of a growing body of evidence showing that inclined sleepers with higher angles do not provide a safe sleep environment for infants.
Several inclined sleepers have previously been recalled by the CPSC.
American Heart Association reports Heart Defects in Infant may predict Heart Problems in Birth Mother later in life
Circulation Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Women who give birth to infants with congenital heart defects may have an increased risk of cardiovascular hospitalizations later in life, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
The study of more than one million women is the first to show congenital heart defects in newborns may be a marker for an increased risk of their mothers developing heart problems, including heart attack and heart failure, years after pregnancy.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn
7th District of Tennessee
Washington, D.C. – At President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, he invited a very important guest from our own Clarksville, TN. We all know that any person who signs up for the armed services already exhibits an extraordinary character.
The sacrifice that they, and their families, make to serve our country is beyond measure. Through their commitment to protecting our nation, we are forever in their debt. America is the greatest country on earth, but it can only remain so because of the selfless acts of those who serve in our military.
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee Group raising Awareness of Legal Substances that can cause Serious Harm to Babies in the Womb
Harmful Effects to Baby May Include Lower I.Q. for Life
Nashville, TN – An occasional glass of wine. A cigarette. A pain pill, prescribed by a doctor. All three are perfectly legal, yet each may cause harm to an unborn baby. Effects can range from short- to long-term, from behavioral and learning issues to a withdrawal syndrome the baby endures right after birth, to physical defects. Some or all of these can have an adverse impact over the baby’s entire life.
A group of health, medical and government professionals from Tennessee is combining strengths to help more women of child-bearing years understand the potential dangers of alcohol, nicotine and prescription medicines. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of two cases of enterovirus D68 in Tennessee. One patient resides in West Tennessee and the other in East Tennessee. Both were young children who were hospitalized for their illnesses, but are now home and doing well.
“As expected, Tennessee has been impacted by enterovirus D68 as have most other states this fall,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “We have now confirmed two cases, while other samples have tested positive for different, common, seasonal cold viruses. It is also likely other samples will test positive for EV-D68 in the future. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – On Thursday, August 8th, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Robertson County man for possessing child pornography on his computer.
Carlos Cruz Garcia, 39, of Greenbrier, was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. Between March and July of 2013, an online undercover operation was conducted which identified Garcia’s computer as having files containing prepubescent children engaged in sexual activities with adults.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners Recalled by Baby Matters LLC After Five Infant Deaths
CPSC, Firm Settle Administrative Litigation
Washington, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, PA, is announcing a voluntary recall of all models of its Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers.
This recall is announced as part of the settlement of an administrative case filed by CPSC in December 2012, which sought a mandatory recall of the Nap Nanny and Chill products.
From 2009 to the present, the Commission staff has received at least 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products, including five infant deaths.
Nashville, TN – All parents want their new baby to be as healthy as possible. Sadly, one of every 33 babies born in the United States has a condition that affects the structure of one or more parts of its body, sometimes referred to as a birth defect.
These conditions range from minor problems to serious issues that cause death in one of every five affected infants. «Read the rest of this article»
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