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Tennessee Department of Health gives Heat Safety Tips

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is sending this reminder about heat safety due to the unusually high and potentially record-breaking heat predicted in much of Tennessee this holiday weekend.

Do NOT leave children or animals in parked cars for any length of time.

High temperatures expected this holiday weekend across Middle Tennessee.

High temperatures expected this holiday weekend across Middle Tennessee.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to Repeal the Gym Tax in the Upcoming Budget

 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s first budget to include Tax Cuts

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced his plans to repeal the amusement tax on gym memberships in his upcoming budget.

“I’m pleased to be able to include a tax cut in my first budget,” said Lee. “Repealing the gym tax is an important step in reducing the burdens on small businesses in our state.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health says a Pap Test & a Vaccine may Save Your Life

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on your health! The Tennessee Department of Health urges women to contact their health care provider or local health department to ask about routine screening for cervical cancer, a silent killer that strikes without symptoms or pain.

Cervical cancer can be prevented with recommended vaccination and regular screenings.

Cervical cancer vaccination (CDC)

Cervical cancer vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Human Trafficking a Public Health Issue in Tennessee

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health  says that human trafficking is a public health concern that affects individuals, families and communities here in Tennessee.

It is the modern-day slavery, the sale of another person for sex. While this crime is largely hidden, Tennessee leads the nation in its approach to addressing human trafficking.

It is Human Trafficking and Tennessee Won't Stand for It

It is Human Trafficking and Tennessee Won’t Stand for It

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Tennessee Department of Health issues Public Health Advisory on Nicotine/Chemicals Delivery Systems

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has updated its January 2017 public health advisory to reflect recently published research of importance to the health of Tennesseans.

Since the first TDH advisory on ENDS was issued in February, 2013 accumulating evidence has increased the level of concern regarding the risks posed by these products to the health of all persons involved, especially children.

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Emma is Back Top Baby Girl Name in 2018; William Still Biggest for Boys

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Emma has unseated Ava as the number one name for baby girls born in Tennessee, rising to the top of the list of the most popular names for babies born in 2018.

William maintains the number one spot as the most popular name chosen for baby boys in Tennessee for the 12th straight year.

Tennessee Department of Health releases Top 10 Baby Names for 2018.

Tennessee Department of Health releases Top 10 Baby Names for 2018.

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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 continues response to Hepatitis A Outbreak

 

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Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health continues to investigate and respond to a hepatitis A outbreak impacting the state with more than 400 cases of illness to date. One death associated with this hepatitis A outbreak has been reported.

The outbreak in Tennessee most heavily affects Nashville and Chattanooga.

Tennesseans Most at Risk Urged to Get Vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

Tennesseans Most at Risk Urged to Get Vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

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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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