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Department of Health Encourages Residents to ready for Emergencies

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In keeping with the priority Tennessee has placed on emergency preparedness, Gov. Bill Haslam has declared September National Preparedness Month in the state.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, offering greater significance for the observance and renewing the focus on individual and family planning for emergency situations. This year’s observance theme is, “A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.”

The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a call to residents to take specific steps to be prepared in the event of an emergency:  get a kit; make a plan; and be informed. Detailed information is available online at www.ready.gov. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennesseans drop Tobacco to improve Health

 

Contact the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine for Free Assistance to Stop Tobacco Use

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennesseans continue to choose the path to better health by stopping smoking. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a decline in smoking rates in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health offers free support to all Tennesseans who want to quit smoking through the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1.800.QUIT.NOW.

“We are encouraged by this data demonstrating that Tennesseans want to lead healthy lives free from tobacco,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Too many Tennesseans die each year from preventable illnesses linked to tobacco use. We urge those who smoke to make a plan to quit, and to contact the QuitLine for professional support.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Don’t get Sick while Swimming this Summer

 

Precautions Urged to Prevent Water Illnesses

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Taking a refreshing dip in a pool, lake or stream is a great way to beat the summer heat. However, recreational water can hold germs that can make people sick. The Tennessee Department of Health is sharing simple tips to help all Tennesseans stay safe and healthy when swimming this summer.

“Swimming is a great way to exercise, and offers numerous health benefits,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “We want to remind everyone to take common sense precautions to protect their families from illnesses that can be spread in water and help keep swimming fun and healthy.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Practice Sun Safety to stay Healthy this Summer

 

July is UV Safety Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – As Tennesseans head outdoors to enjoy sunny summer days, the Department of Health reminds everyone to take precautions to protect themselves from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.

TDOH is joining the national observance of UV Safety Month this July. This health observance was created by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to educate people about the need to protect their eyes from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. «Read the rest of this article»

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Don’t let Food Poisoning Spoil your Picnic

 

Practice Safe Food Handling when Cooking, Eating Outdoors

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Summer is prime time for cooking and eating outdoors, and the Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans to practice safe food handling to avoid foodborne illness. Commonsense precautions for packing, transporting, cooking and storing food will help keep your outdoor meals safe and healthy.

“Summer offers lots of opportunities for Tennesseans to enjoy barbecues and picnics, but these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Safe food handling is critical when eating outdoors to protect yourself, your family and your friends from foodborne illnesses.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Stay Safe from High Temperatures this July 4th

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Since participation in outdoor activities this Fourth of July likely means encountering extreme heat, the state Department of Health calls on Tennesseans to use simple tips to reduce the risk of heat-related illness this holiday weekend and throughout the summer.

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Tennesseans urged to Practice Safe use of Fireworks to Avoid Serious Injury

 

Fourth of July Festivities Best Enjoyed from Safe Distances

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Fireworks are a tradition of summer activities for many adults and children. However, fireworks cause thousands of injuries and emergency room visits each year, and more of these injuries occur during Fourth of July festivities than any other holiday. As Independence Day approaches, the Tennessee Department of Health urges residents to practice safe and responsible use of fireworks to avoid injuries.

“We want all Tennesseans and visitors to remain safe this holiday and enjoy their Fourth of July celebrations without visiting an emergency department for a fireworks-related injury,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “The best way to prevent fireworks-related injuries is to leave fireworks displays to trained professionals.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Stay Healthy and Safe during Summer Heat

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Hot, humid weather is a hallmark of summer in Tennessee. Since it’s not always possible to stay out of the heat, the Department of Health is offering simple tips to help reduce your risk of seasonal illness during the hot summer months.

Temperatures that soar into the 90s and beyond raise the risk for heat-related illness. Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash. Signs of heat-related illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, rapid heart beat, nausea, headaches and cold/clammy skin. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennesseans join Millions Worldwide in Celebrating World No Tobacco Day

 

Contact the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine for Free Assistance to Stop Tobacco Use

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health encourages Tennesseans who use tobacco to take part in World No Tobacco Day, May 31st, by contacting the QuitLine to start their journey to a tobacco-free life. The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, provides free personalized, confidential counseling to help each caller set a plan for quitting use of cigarettes or other tobacco products.

The same help to stop tobacco use is also now available to state residents online at www.tnquitline.com. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clear the Air for Mother’s Day

 

Expectant Mothers Urged to Call the QuitLine to Stop Smoking

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is asking pregnant women who smoke to “Clear the Air for Mother’s Day” this May. This campaign is designed to encourage pregnant smokers to quit for this observance, in the hope they may quit for good. In Tennessee, nearly one fifth of women who give birth say they used tobacco during their pregnancy.

“Smoking is not only dangerous for pregnant women, but also puts their babies and other family members at risk for health problems or even death,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “This Mother’s Day, we urge pregnant smokers to put down their cigarettes to start their journey to a tobacco-free life and a smoke-free home for their baby.” «Read the rest of this article»

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