Recent Mumps Outbreaks Cause Concern

Jan 18, 2017 at 01:51 pm by Staff

Mumps Immunizations Needed to Protect Adults and Children Mumps has been on the rise as some neglect to immunize themselves or their children. The Tennessee Department of Heal.... Read More

America's Health Rankings

Jan 10, 2017 at 03:42 pm by Staff

Tennessee Slips One Place in 2016 Last month, United Health Foundation released the annual America's Health Rankings® report for 2016. Hawaii topped the nation as the healthi.... Read More

TDH Issues Updated Public Health Advisory on E-Cigarettes

Jan 10, 2017 at 03:27 pm by Staff

Evolving Research & Recent Regulatory Actions Increase Concerns about Impacts to Health In February of 2013, the Tennessee Department of Health issued its first public hea.... Read More

Liquid Nicotine for Electronic Cigarettes Toxic for Kids

Jan 10, 2017 at 03:20 pm by Staff

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 i.... Read More

Healthcare Provider Heal Thyself

Jan 10, 2017 at 03:05 pm by Staff

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 co.... Read More

Babies Born With Opioid Withdrawal Increasing In Rural Areas

Jan 10, 2017 at 02:54 pm by Staff

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.... Read More

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

Jan 10, 2017 at 02:48 pm by Staff

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 comprehensiv.... Read More

Addressing Childhood Obesity

Jan 10, 2017 at 01:52 pm by Staff

New Report Underscores Barriers to Evidence-Based Care Six years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released evidence-based recommendations for screening a.... Read More

What's New? In Prostate Cancer, it's HIFU

Jan 10, 2017 at 11:16 am by Staff

Urology Associates Debuts Treatment Option Nashville-based Urology Associates has recently rolled out a new therapeutic option for select prostate cancer patients using high.... Read More

Reinventing Med Ed by Adding a Third Pillar

Dec 23, 2016 at 01:21 pm by Staff

Last month, leadership of the American Medical Association, in conjunction with representatives from medical schools in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, unveiled the latest inno.... Read More