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Free Flu Vaccinations to be offered by Montgomery County Health Department, Tuesday

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – As part of the Tennessee Department of Health’s “FightFluTN”,  the Montgomery County Health Department will offer flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special drive-through vaccination event this coming Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.

The drive-through clinic will be at Austin Peay State University (APSU) Parking Lot 30 at the corner of Fourth Street and Main street in Downtown Clarksville.

The drive-through clinic will be at Austin Peay State University (APSU) Parking Lot 30 at the corner of Fourth Street and Main street in Downtown Clarksville.

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Montgomery County Health Department to offer Free Flu Vaccines, November 19th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, the Montgomery County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special drive-through “FightFluTN” vaccination event.

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Tennessee Governor Lee to Recognize Five Outstanding Veteran State Employees at Annual Veterans Day Event

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers and Tennessee Adjutant General Major General Jeff Holmes will recognize five veteran state employees and more than 450,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras at the annual Veterans Day event on Friday, November 8th at 11:00am CST on Tennessee Tower Plaza in Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Fewer Infant Deaths in 2018

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is celebrating the lowest infant mortality rate in the state in three years. TDH data show there were 38 fewer infant deaths in the state in 2018 than in 2017.

Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday, and is a critical indicator of the overall health of the state.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Breast Cancer Screening Important for all Women

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health wants everyone to know that breast cancer is the leading cause of new cancer cases and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Tennessee women, with approximately 5,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year in the state.

The Tennessee Department of Health reminds Tennesseans that early detection through regular screening and timely treatment can improve chances of survival of breast cancer.

Regular screening and timely treatment can improve chances of survival of breast cancer.

Regular screening and timely treatment can improve chances of survival of breast cancer.

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Tennessee State Veterinarian confirms Equine Case of EEE

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A horse in West Tennessee has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans. The Tennessee departments of Agriculture and Health (TDA and TDH) are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock.

The horse in Gibson County showed signs of illness. Testing confirmed it was suffering from EEE, and the horse was euthanized.

Eastern Equine Influenza Detected in a West Tennessee Horse.

Eastern Equine Influenza Detected in a West Tennessee Horse.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Invasive Tick detected in Six additional Tennessee Counties

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Tennessee Department of Health, and University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture today announced the detection of the invasive Asian longhorned tick in an additional six Tennessee counties:  Knox County, Jefferson County, Claiborne County, Cocke County, Putnam County, and Sevier County.

Asian Longhorned Tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

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Tennessee Department of Health reports First Death from Vaping Associated Respiratory Disease

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (THD) has reported one death in a patient with serious respiratory disease associated with use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is the first such death reported in Tennessee.

“We are extremely saddened by this loss of life and extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s family,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.

Cluster of Illness in 49 States Linked to E-cigarette Use.

Cluster of Illness in 49 States Linked to E-cigarette Use.

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Tennessee Department of Health issues statement on Lung Injury associated with Vaping

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has received reports of 49 cases of serious lung injury among people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is an immediate public health concern with potentially severe consequences.

E-cigarette. (American Heart Association)

E-cigarette. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Tipping the Scales Against Childhood Obesity

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is receiving recognition for new requirements designed to promote good health in state licensed child care agencies.

The National Resource Center (NRC) for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education cited those changes in a report https://nrckids.org/files/Final.ASHW.2018.Report_8.19.19.pdf ranking Tennessee’s regulations as the most supportive of obesity prevention in the country.  This is the first time Tennessee has topped the NRC’s annual report and it marks a substantial improvement from the state’s previous 39th ranking.

A new report ranks the state number one in the nation for child care licensing regulations that support healthy weight practices.

A new report ranks the state number one in the nation for child care licensing regulations that support healthy weight practices.

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