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Tennessee Department of Health Issues Updated Public Health Advisory on E-Cigarettes

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is issuing an updated public health advisory on electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS based on recent federal regulatory action and new evidence of risks associated with use of e-cigarettes and similar devices.

Evolving Research and Recent Regulatory Actions Increase Concerns about E-Cigarettes Impact to Health. (American Heart Association)

Evolving Research and Recent Regulatory Actions Increase Concerns about E-Cigarettes Impact to Health. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health Free Flu Shot Events Planned Statewide December 5th to “FightFluTN”

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health says Get a flu shot! Tennessee’s county health departments are holding special “FightFluTN” events December 5th, 2018 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza is spreading across the state.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Action to Save Lives: Get a Flu Vaccine

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that flu kills. Seasonal influenza is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in Tennessee and across the U.S. every year.

“The numbers are sobering. Every death, especially children, we see each flu season makes me very sad, and our hearts go out to all the families who have lost loved ones due to influenza,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Advantage of Free Support to Quit Smoking during Great American Smokeout

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health says support can make all the difference for those trying to quit smoking, and Tennesseans trying to move toward a life without tobacco products are not alone.

The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1.800.QUIT.NOW offers free assistance, resources and counseling to help smokers transition to a smoke-free life.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project Protects People and Pets

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, will begin in Tennessee in October, 2018.

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

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Tennessee Department of Health Works to Improve Dementia Care

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is working with partner agencies to improve care for those living with dementia.

One vital part of this effort is the ongoing work to reduce unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications among residents living with dementia within Tennessee nursing homes.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

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Tennessee Department of Health Urges Tennesseans at Risk for Hepatitis A to Get Vaccinated Now

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a hepatitis A outbreak in Nashville, Chattanooga and the Mid-Cumberland Region with nearly 100 cases statewide.

This hepatitis A outbreak is linked to a large, multi-state outbreak that has been going on since early 2017, primarily affecting recreational drug users and persons experiencing homelessness in other states including the nearby states of Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.

Tennessee Department of Health stresses vaccination need due to Hepatitis A outbreak in Tennessee. (CDC)

Tennessee Department of Health stresses vaccination need due to Hepatitis A outbreak in Tennessee. (CDC)

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It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners from across the state in celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 5th-9th, 2018 renewing the call to each and every Tennessean to be part of our state’s celebration of Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.

“The impacts of tobacco and nicotine addiction in Tennessee go beyond the damage done to the health, quality of life and incomes of people using these products, most of whom got addicted as youth,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 5th–9th, 2018

Tennessee Quit Week is February 5th–9th, 2018

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Steps to Slow the Spread of Flu

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, 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.
 
“Our main message is this:  Get a flu vaccine now if you haven’t had it yet,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Even in years where the vaccine is less effective, it is still the best way to protect ourselves and vulnerable people around us from the flu.

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated, Take Precautions to Prevent Infection.

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated, Take Precautions to Prevent Infection.

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Tennessee Department of Health Finds Some Overdose Deaths Associated With Buprenorphine

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Buprenorphine is an important part of treatment for many with substance use disorder, and coupled with therapy and support it can save lives. However, Tennessee Department of Health data show an increase in deaths associated with buprenorphine when the drug is used with another respiratory depressant.

As organizations and individuals across Tennessee work to reduce the impact of the epidemic of drug overdoses in our state, TDH is raising awareness of risks associated with buprenorphine when combined with other drugs.

Buprenorphine Coupled with Counseling Effective in Addiction Treatment, but Has Risk for Misuse.

Buprenorphine Coupled with Counseling Effective in Addiction Treatment, but Has Risk for Misuse.

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