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Tennessee Department of Health says Women need to Make Health a Top Priority

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 12th – 18th, 2019.

This nationwide initiative brings awareness to the importance of women’s health and empowers women to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier and happier lives.

National Women's Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2019.

National Women’s Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2019.

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Tennessee Lady Vols welcome LSU to Thompson-Boling Area, Thursday

 

#RV/25 Tennessee vs. LSU

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee returns home for the annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange game against LSU on Thursday night, as the Lady Vols look to extend their three-game winning streak.

The game tips off at 6:00pm CT and will be available online on SECN+ and through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Bob Kesling (PxP), Andraya Carter (Analyst) and Maddy Glab (Reporter) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Lady Tigers.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols to host annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange during Wednesday's game against LSU. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Lady Vols to host annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange during Wednesday’s game against LSU. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Austin Peay State University alum Joey Smith joins 2016 Class of Pink Tie Guys

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith (’99) was recently honored for his work in the fight against breast cancer by the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure with his induction into the 2016 Class of Pink Tie Guys.

Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith

Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith

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Tennessee Department of Health says Doctors recommend HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention

 

Safe and Effective Vaccine Reduces Risk of Several Cancers in Men & Women

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – No one wants to hear his or her doctor say the word “cancer.” We all know things we can do to lower our chances of hearing that diagnosis:  avoid smoking, eat right, avoid sunburns and get regular screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies as we get older. The next generation has a powerful new tool in the fight against cancer:  the HPV vaccine.

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is extremely common; nearly everyone picks up different strains of this virus during their lifetimes, and most are harmless.

A child receiving an immunization

A child receiving an immunization

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A Pap Test and a Vaccine May Save Your Life

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the Tennessee Department of Health is urging all women to get screened for cervical cancer in 2012. Cervical cancer is a silent killer that strikes without symptoms or pain until the disease is in the most advanced stage.

“The survival rate is almost 100 percent for women whose cervical cancer is found at an early stage. Deaths from cervical cancer could be decreased dramatically through the combination of vaccination and regular Pap testing,” Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, said. “We urge all women to get screened for cervical cancer and talk to their health care providers about ways to prevent and reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Screening Key to Beating Breast Cancer

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Department of Health is challenging all Tennessee women over the age of 40 to get a clinical breast exam and mammogram. These screening tests are powerful weapons in the fight against breast cancer. The survival rate is greater than 95 percent for women whose breast cancer is found at an early stage.

“Mammograms and clinical breast exams are still the best method for finding cancer early and offering protection against the disease, leading women to get treatment before the cancer is in advanced stages,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM. “We urge Tennessee women to get screened for breast cancer and talk to their health providers about ways to reduce their risk for this disease.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Screening key to fighting Breast Cancer

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Clinical breast exams and mammograms are powerful weapons in the fight against breast cancer. But many women go without these recommended screening tests for a variety of reasons:  they don’t think they’re at risk for breast cancer, lack insurance coverage for the screenings, don’t have time for an exam or the means to travel to a health provider, or simply fear the results and what may come next. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the Department of Health is urging all women over age 40 to get these important annual screening tests and reminding them resources are available to assist them.

“All women are at risk for breast cancer, especially as they age, and there are resources available for those who don’t have insurance coverage for screening and help with treatment if that becomes necessary,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “We urge Tennessee women to get screened for breast cancer and talk to their health providers about ways to reduce their risk for this disease.” «Read the rest of this article»

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20 things that you should know about breast cancer

 

How to lower your risk and protect yourself
By Stacey Colino from Woman’s Day

womansdayAsk any woman what disease she’s most afraid of, and chances are she’ll say breast cancer. “Almost everyone knows someone who did everything ‘right’ and still got breast cancer,” says Victoria Seewaldt, MD, who is co-leader of the breast and ovarian cancer program at the Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center. “That can make women feel like they have no control.”

While you can’t control your genes, there are powerful steps you can take to protect yourself. But experts say there’s a lot of confusion about what really matters. Here’s what they want you to know about… «Read the rest of this article»

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