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Increasing Number Of Tennesseans Dying From Drug Overdoses

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.

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Innovative Meharry Program Helps Mothers with Opioid Addiction
Innovative Meharry Program Helps Mothers with Opioid Addiction

The Rainbow Program at Meharry offers pregnant and postpartum women with substance abuse disorders new hope.

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New Antiviral Drug Inhibits Epidemic SARS, MERS & More
New Antiviral Drug Inhibits Epidemic SARS, MERS & More

A multi-institutional team of researchers has found a new antiviral drug candidate that could treat or prevent a number of potential pandemic outbreaks.

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The New Face of Opioid Addiction
The New Face of Opioid Addiction

From businessmen to housewives, today's opioid addicts are in a fight for their lives.

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Difficult Conversations
Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are, by definition, difficult. The new Alive SHARE program helps train healthcare providers in the skills needed to navigate hard conversations with patients and families.

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Taking the Bull by the Horns
Taking the Bull by the Horns

Like most states, Tennessee is facing an opioid crisis. TMA President Nita Shumaker, MD, discusses a number of efforts to stem the epidemic.

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Appropriate Use Criteria Published for Valvular Heart Disease Imaging Tests

Document provides guidance to physicians for diagnosing and managing patients.

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Alzheimer's Foundation Of America Seeking Nominations For Dementia Care Professional Of The Year

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is now accepting nominations for its 2017 "Dementia Care Professional of the Year."

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Addressing Adolescent Angst in a Digital World
Addressing Adolescent Angst in a Digital World

Growing up can be difficult in a digital age. Dr. Jess Shatkin shares insights on how primary care providers can support parents in an age of increasing adolescent anxiety and depression.

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TJC Sharpens Focus on Healthcare Access for Children
TJC Sharpens Focus on Healthcare Access for Children

Always a champion for children's health, the Tennessee Justice Center is taking more steps to ensure coverage for nearly a million Tennessee kids.

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You Be the 1
You Be the 1

You Be the 1 campaign, started by local couple John & May Bumpus, hopes to reach struggling teens through kindness and empathy and connect them to area resources.

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Op Ed: National Minority Donor Awareness Week
Op Ed: National Minority Donor Awareness Week

On July 5, writer and teacher Clint Smith tweeted a video of his father dancing with his sister at her wedding reception.

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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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'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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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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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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