May 7, 2015
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
Nashville, TN – Hepatitis C is a deadly but treatable disease; that’s why the Tennessee Department of Health is sharing a reminder about the importance of getting tested.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a perfect time to know your status and seek treatment if needed.
May 6, 2015
Time for vigilance is now
Nashville, TN – “Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars. Children should never be left alone in cars.”
That’s the message Michael Warren, MD, repeatedly stresses and wants all Tennesseans to start thinking about now. As director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Family Health and Wellness office, he studies ways to keep children safe and believes “parents can never be too vigilant in protecting their children from heatstroke in vehicles.”
American Heart Association reports Most Americans don’t know common stroke signs, but an app can help
May 1, 2015
Nashville, TN – If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know the signs of stroke.
Only 8 percent of those recently surveyed in the American Stroke Association/Ad Council Stroke Awareness Continuous Tracking Study could identify each letter in F.A.S.T., an acronym of the most common stroke warning signs.
April 30, 2015
Funding made possible through “Animal Friendly” license plate sales
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is now accepting applications for the 2015 Animal Friendly Spay/Neuter Grant program. Grants provided through this initiative support low-cost spay and neuter programs for dogs and cats in Tennessee and are funded through sales of Animal Friendly license plates.
“This program benefits human health as well as animal health by helping control the number of unwanted dogs and cats,” said TDH Environmental Health Director Hugh Atkins. “We encourage both nonprofit organizations and government agencies to consider participating in the program.”
April 21, 2015
Nashville, TN – The majority of babies born in Tennessee are healthy, free from diseases and disorders. A few, however, arrive with rare conditions or illnesses that may be treated more effectively if identified early.
For this reason, the Tennessee Department of Health has expanded its newborn screening laboratory testing to six days a week and is increasing testing to cover more disorders. [Read more]
April 13, 2015
Nashville, TN – As the April 15th income-tax filing deadline approaches, IRS Spokesman Mark Green offers tax tips for those still working on their tax returns.
“Millions of taxpayers are rushing to complete their taxes and thousands more realize they’re going to need more time. We estimate that 2.9 million Tennessee Taxpayers will be filing tax returns this year. Thus far we have received over 1.8 million tax returns with an average refund of $2,893,” said Green. As taxpayers begin to work on finalizing their tax returns, here are some valuable free helpful tax tips to avoid the stress and help beat the rush.
April 13, 2015
TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans
Nashville, TN – While a tornado can occur anytime throughout the year, the peak risk months in Tennessee for property damage and loss of life from twisters and floods are March, April and May.
Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency this week reminded residents of the need to be alert for severe weather public messaging and to have a plan to protect themselves and their families.
April 11, 2015
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host the 2015 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 5th-7th in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.
The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW workshop is primarily aimed at women, and is an opportunity for those 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing. [Read more]
April 10, 2015
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) today announces the annual “Top Ten” categories of consumer complaints. The utilities category ranked as the No. 1 complaint category with more than 480 consumer complaints.
TDCI’s Top Ten complaint categories were compiled from 5,099 total complaints fielded by the Consumer Affairs Division during calendar year 2014.
April 7, 2015
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is now accepting applications for its youth and junior trooper academies in Nashville this summer. As part of the THP’s community service initiatives, this is the second year the agency has hosted free trooper academies for youth.
There are two separate camps that will be held at the THP Training Center this summer. The agency’s junior trooper school, a day camp for children grades 6-8, will take place June 22nd-26th. The youth academy is an overnight camp for students in grades 9-12 that begins on July 6th and concludes on July 10th. The camps are open to boys and girls. [Read more]