Neighborhood Health at Lebanon Adds Dental Services
Neighborhood Health at Lebanon Adds Dental Services

Neighborhood Health at Lebanon has recently added dental services to the full-service health clinic. A dentist and hygienist are available three days a week, and the clinic accepts both appointments and walk-in clients.

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On the Front Lines of Oral Cavity Cancer Prevention, Detection
On the Front Lines of Oral Cavity Cancer Prevention, Detection

Dentists, dental hygienists, pediatricians, family practitioners and other primary care providers play an important role in the early detection of oral cavity cancers, and ... equally importantly ... in fostering prevention by providing education on key risk factors.

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CAC Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults
CAC Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

New report finds even a small amount of coronary artery calcium in those under age 50 is a big predictor of increased risk for coronary heart disease.

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The Next Generation of Dentistry
The Next Generation of Dentistry

Meharry is bringing the latest in technology and innovation to dental students.

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'You Be the 1' Encourages Everyday Action to Help Youth with Often Hidden Issues
'You Be the 1' Encourages Everyday Action to Help Youth with Often Hidden Issues

New initiative, launched on Random Acts of Kindness Day, encourages understanding and provides resources to help young people cope with life challenges

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Straight from the Heart
Straight from the Heart

Cardiologists work to educate public, physician colleagues on aortic dissection.

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Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

An expert panel takes a fresh look at the most common mode of death and outlines 10 measures to try to flip the script.

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VUMC Expands Heart & Vascular Services
VUMC Expands Heart & Vascular Services

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has expand its service line to offer specialized expertise in complex vascular diseases.

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Now You See It ... Now You Don't
Now You See It ... Now You Don't

Update: FDA investigating increased risk of adverse events when not properly used.

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THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety
THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety

The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety supports providers across the state in the quest to move to zero preventable harm.

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Recent Mumps Outbreaks Cause Concern
Recent Mumps Outbreaks Cause Concern

Mumps has been on the rise as some neglect to immunize themselves or their children. The Tennessee Department of Health is concerned about increases in mumps cases, including an ongoing outbreak in neighboring Arkansas which so far involves more than 2,400 suspected or confirmed cases of the illness.

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America's Health Rankings
America's Health Rankings

United Health Foundation recently released the 27th edition of the organization's annual health rankings.

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TDH Issues Updated Public Health Advisory on E-Cigarettes

In February of 2013, the Tennessee Department of Health issued its first public health advisory on electronic nicotine delivery systems. After reviewing a growing body of unbiased, scientific research, TDH is issuing an updated advisory that provides more information and urges current and potential users to understand new evidence of risks associated with e-cigarettes and similar devices.

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Liquid Nicotine for Electronic Cigarettes Toxic for Kids
Liquid Nicotine for Electronic Cigarettes Toxic for Kids

Last month, the Annals of Emergency Medicine reported on the toxic effects to a six-year-old child who accidentally swallowed liquid nicotine. The child ingested the product intended for her parents' electronic cigarettes and required immediate emergency medical treatment that included intubation and an overnight stay in a pediatric intensive care unit.

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Healthcare Provider Heal Thyself
Healthcare Provider Heal Thyself

In response to alarming evidence of high rates of depression and suicide among U.S. healthcare workers, the National Academy of Medicine is launching a wide-ranging "action collaborative" of multiple organizations to promote clinician well-being and resilience.

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Babies Born With Opioid Withdrawal Increasing In Rural Areas
Babies Born With Opioid Withdrawal Increasing In Rural Areas

An increasing number of newborns are being born with drug withdrawal symptoms from opioids in rural areas of the United States as compared to births in urban areas, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study.

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Surgeon General Report Calls E-Cigarette Use by Youth, Young Adults a Public Health Threat
Surgeon General Report Calls E-Cigarette Use by Youth, Young Adults a Public Health Threat

A new report released by the U.S. Surgeon General last month raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among America's youth and young adults. The first comprehensive federal evaluation on the subject was written and reviewed by more than 150 experts.

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Addressing Childhood Obesity
Addressing Childhood Obesity

Stakeholders release report on barriers to evidence-based care for childhood obesity.

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