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A Call for Change
A Call for Change

As Tennessee's infant and maternal mortality rates continue t be among the highest in the nation, leaders examine causes and possible remedies.

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News of Note in Addiction
News of Note in Addiction

Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began with prescription opioids leading the way.

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Middle Tennessee Youth & Family Resources
Middle Tennessee Youth & Family Resources

Editor's Note: We recognize the following information is not an exhaustive list of all the service providers helping support our area youth. If you know of additional services and organizations that should be included, please email editor@nashvillemedicalnews.com, and we'll add the information to this article.

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Making the Grade
Making the Grade

Men's Health Report card shows improvement in key markers.

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Tennessee Department Of Health Warns Of Phone Scam Attempt
Tennessee Department Of Health Warns Of Phone Scam Attempt

Local and Out-of-State Residents May be Targeted

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Building Bridges
Building Bridges

Monique Anthony is on a mission to improve health outcomes and eliminate disparities for countless Tennesseans.

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TDH Addresses State's Opioid Epidemic
TDH Addresses State's Opioid Epidemic

TDH is working collaboratively to turn the tide on Tennessee's opioid epidemic

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TDH Statement on Flu Season
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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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TDH Regional Workshop to Improve Population Health Strategy
TDH Regional Workshop to Improve Population Health Strategy

The Tennessee Department of Health is holding workshops across the state to provide residents and healthcare professionals the opportunity to suggest ways to improve population health. Nashville's event is scheduled for Oct. 21 from 9 am-1 pm at Lentz Public Health Center.

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Providers, Lawmakers Working to Curb NAS.
Providers, Lawmakers Working to Curb NAS.

The prevalence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in Tennessee has increased more than tenfold in the past decade, and providers and lawmakers alike are taking note. A drug-withdrawal syndrome that most commonly occurs after in-utero exposure to opioids, NAS has been diagnosed in more than 600 Tennessee infants since Jan. 2016.

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Expanded Practice: Dr. Michael Warren Focuses on Population Health for TDH
Expanded Practice: Dr. Michael Warren Focuses on Population Health for TDH

Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP had a plan. After finishing his medical training, he would return to the rural eastern North Carolina county where he grew up and join a primary care pediatrics practice. He really wanted to serve his neighbors.

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