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Tennessee Department of Health Urges Tennesseans at Risk for Hepatitis A to Get Vaccinated Now

July 22, 2018

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a hepatitis A outbreak in Nashville, Chattanooga and the Mid-Cumberland Region with nearly 100 cases statewide.

This hepatitis A outbreak is linked to a large, multi-state outbreak that has been going on since early 2017, primarily affecting recreational drug users and persons experiencing homelessness in other states including the nearby states of Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.

Tennessee Department of Health stresses vaccination need due to Hepatitis A outbreak in Tennessee. (CDC)

Tennessee Department of Health stresses vaccination need due to Hepatitis A outbreak in Tennessee. (CDC)

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It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee

February 1, 2018

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners from across the state in celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 5th-9th, 2018 renewing the call to each and every Tennessean to be part of our state’s celebration of Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.

“The impacts of tobacco and nicotine addiction in Tennessee go beyond the damage done to the health, quality of life and incomes of people using these products, most of whom got addicted as youth,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 5th–9th, 2018

Tennessee Quit Week is February 5th–9th, 2018

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Steps to Slow the Spread of Flu

January 20, 2018

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, TDH reminds Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities.
 
“Our main message is this:  Get a flu vaccine now if you haven’t had it yet,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Even in years where the vaccine is less effective, it is still the best way to protect ourselves and vulnerable people around us from the flu.

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated, Take Precautions to Prevent Infection.

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated, Take Precautions to Prevent Infection.

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Tennessee Department of Health Finds Some Overdose Deaths Associated With Buprenorphine

January 8, 2018

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Buprenorphine is an important part of treatment for many with substance use disorder, and coupled with therapy and support it can save lives. However, Tennessee Department of Health data show an increase in deaths associated with buprenorphine when the drug is used with another respiratory depressant.

As organizations and individuals across Tennessee work to reduce the impact of the epidemic of drug overdoses in our state, TDH is raising awareness of risks associated with buprenorphine when combined with other drugs.

Buprenorphine Coupled with Counseling Effective in Addiction Treatment, but Has Risk for Misuse.

Buprenorphine Coupled with Counseling Effective in Addiction Treatment, but Has Risk for Misuse.

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that it’s not too Late to Get a Flu Shot

December 13, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The holidays are about celebrating the season and spending time with family and friends. Because influenza and other viruses are easily spread where groups of people gather together, it is important to do your part to keep everyone around you healthy.

“We want to protect our family, friends and community from illness during this special time of year and throughout the winter months when the risk for influenza is typically the greatest,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

The Flu Vaccine Remains the Best Protection Against the Flu. (CDC)

The Flu Vaccine Remains the Best Protection Against the Flu. (CDC)

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Diabetes Prevention Begins With You

December 7, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – As the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes is the primary cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations and adult-onset blindness.

The Tennessee Department of Health encourages individuals to take the necessary steps to prevent this disease.

Increase your physical activity. Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity daily and children should get at least one hour of activity every day.

Increase your physical activity. Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity daily and children should get at least one hour of activity every day.

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Education and Support Available for Alzheimer’s Disease

December 5, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Today in Tennessee, 110,000 people over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to 140,000.

The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter to provide support and education for Tennesseans on this disease.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

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Tennessee Department of Health says When Taken as Prescribed, Antibiotics Save Lives

November 20, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Antibiotics play an integral role in fighting bacterial infections, but lose their effectiveness if not prescribed and taken appropriately. Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics and experts say that increasingly causes trouble in treating some infectious diseases.

During Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to raise awareness about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and combating the threat of resistance.

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Tennessee Department of Health encourages everyone to Get Annual Flu Vaccines Now

October 4, 2017

Tennessee Governor, Health Commissioner Get Annual Flu Shots

Tennessee Department of HealthJackson, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH rolled up their sleeves and received their annual flu shots today in Jackson. Immunization against the flu is important to the community as it not only protects those receiving the vaccine, but also family, friends and coworkers.

“A flu shot is one of the easiest steps you can take each year to keep yourself healthy during flu season,” Governor Haslam said. “Flu shots are readily available across Tennessee and getting one can protect you and others around you, especially those who may be more susceptible to the flu.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam receives his annual influenza vaccination at the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department in Jackson, Tennessee October 2nd, 2017.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam receives his annual influenza vaccination at the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department in Jackson, Tennessee October 2nd, 2017.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Increasing Number of Tennesseans Dying from Drug Overdoses

September 19, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,631 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2016, the highest annual number of such deaths recorded in state history. This is an increase from the 1,451 overdose deaths recorded among Tennessee residents in 2015.

“Each of these numbers represents a person, with family and friends who are now facing the loss of someone dear to them to a cause that is preventable,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

2012-16 Drug Overdose Deaths in Tennessee [Read more]

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