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Tennessee Celebrates Reduction in Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

 

Tennessee Department of Health Recognizes Hospital-based Efforts

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam and Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, joined other state and local officials at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville Thursday, February 25th to celebrate the success of the statewide initiative to reduce sleep-related deaths among infants.

TDH has partnered with the Charlie’s Kids Foundation and Tennessee hospitals since 2014 to help new parents and hospital staff members learn the “ABCs of Safe Sleep.” Tennessee has seen a 25 percent reduction in sleep-related deaths of infants during this period.

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH; Sleep Baby Safe and Snug Author John Hutton, MD; Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam; Owen Hanke; Charlie’s Kids Foundation Co-founder Maura Hanke; Annie Hanke; Charlie’s Kids Foundation President Sam Hanke, MD and TDH Assistant Commissioner of Family Health & Wellness Michael Warren, MD, MPH celebrate Tennessee’s reduction of sleep-related deaths at the Tennessee Residence Feb. 25, 2016.

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH; Sleep Baby Safe and Snug Author John Hutton, MD; Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam; Owen Hanke; Charlie’s Kids Foundation Co-founder Maura Hanke; Annie Hanke; Charlie’s Kids Foundation President Sam Hanke, MD and TDH Assistant Commissioner of Family Health & Wellness Michael Warren, MD, MPH celebrate Tennessee’s reduction of sleep-related deaths at the Tennessee Residence Feb. 25, 2016.

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American Heart Association says Bystander CPR on Kids has increased, survival odds improve for some

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationOrlando, FLBystander CPR on kids is increasing and is improving survival from cardiac arrest outside the hospital, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers analyzed 2,176 children (infants to age 18) with cardiac arrest, drawn from a key national registry of 80 million people representing 55 communities in 23 states in the United States.  The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) registry tracks characteristics and impact of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1 and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health strives to prevent Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

 

October is SIDS Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – October is SIDS Awareness Month in the United States. SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, occurs when an infant dies without explanation.

In 2010, eight infants in Tennessee died of SIDS. While cases of SIDS in Tennessee have declined over the past decade, other sleep-related deaths are on the rise. «Read the rest of this article»

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Breastfeeding Best for Baby, Best for Mom

 

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1st-7th, 2012

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – A new or expectant mother must make a lot of decisions that affect her health and the health of her baby. Among the most important: Should I breastfeed my baby? Governor Bill Haslam has declared August 1st-7th World Breastfeeding Week in Tennessee to demonstrate the state’s ongoing support of this vital practice. As part of the recognition of this health observance, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding all potential, expectant and new mothers of the importance of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies.

“Breastfeeding is the very foundation of optimal nutrition and health and is superior to formula for the vast majority of women,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “We fully support all efforts to encourage more mothers to nurse their babies.”

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Community Education is key to preventing Infant Deaths

 

October is SIDS Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The number of deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is declining in Tennessee. But while SIDS cases have decreased, other sleep-related deaths are on the rise in the state. During National SIDS Awareness Month this October, the Department of Health is encouraging all Tennesseans to focus on safe sleep practices as an important strategy for reducing infant mortality in Tennessee.

“Lowering the number of infant deaths in Tennessee is no simple task, but eliminating these cases of SIDS and other sleep-related deaths can make a substantial impact on our infant mortality rate,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»

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Seven Manufacturers announce Recall for 2 million drop-side cribs

 

Industry Launches New Initiative to Secure Drop Sides with Free Immobilization Devices

Washington, DC — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), with the cooperation of seven firms, is announcing voluntary recalls of more than two million cribs to address drop-side hazards and other hazards that affect the safety of young children.

The recalling firms are providing consumers with free repair kits to immobilize the drop sides or other remedies. «Read the rest of this article»

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