• State Department of Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Health Facility in Maury County

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Columbia, March 2, 2006

    Today, representatives of the Tennessee Department of Health joined Maury County officials and other state and local government officials in breaking ground for the new Maury County Health Department facility. The new Health Department location at Highway 412 at the Highway 43 exchange, in Columbia, is scheduled to be complete in early 2007. In May 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen proposed $1 million in Healthcare Safety Net funding for a new facility for the Maury County Health Department. The funding, which was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, will assist in the addition of primary care services for local residents currently without health insurance.

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  • African-Americans Affected More Often by Diabetes

    Sunday, February 26, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Disease Affects African-Americans More than Twice as Much as Whites

    Nashville, February 27, 2006

    The number of people living with diabetes is increasing dramatically in Tennessee. While diabetes affects all races, African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Diabetes was the fourth leading cause of death for Tennessee’s black community in 2004 and the sixth leading cause of death overall in the state. Hospitalizations, as well as complications that result from diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, lower limb amputations and severe kidney disease are also more common in African-Americans.

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  • African-Americans Affected More Often by Diabetes

    Sunday, February 26, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Disease Affects African-Americans More than Twice as Much as Whites

    Nashville, February 27, 2006

    The number of people living with diabetes is increasing dramatically in Tennessee. While diabetes affects all races, African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Diabetes was the fourth leading cause of death for Tennessee’s black community in 2004 and the sixth leading cause of death overall in the state. Hospitalizations, as well as complications that result from diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, lower limb amputations and severe kidney disease are also more common in African-Americans.

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  • Heart Disease Tops Leading Causes of Deaths for Tennessee’s African-Americans in 2004

    Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Heart Disease Also Number One For Hospital Discharges

    Nashville, February 24, 2006

    The top four causes of death for African-Americans in Tennessee in 2004 leads with heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The top causes of death do not differ much from the general population’s rankings of causes of death, except for diabetes, which ranks the sixth leading cause of death for all Tennesseans.

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  • Heart Disease Tops Leading Causes of Deaths for Tennessee’s African-Americans in 2004

    Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Heart Disease Also Number One For Hospital Discharges

    Nashville, February 24, 2006

    The top four causes of death for African-Americans in Tennessee in 2004 leads with heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The top causes of death do not differ much from the general population’s rankings of causes of death, except for diabetes, which ranks the sixth leading cause of death for all Tennesseans.

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  • Chattanooga Creek Soil Study Results Released

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Department of Health to Hold Community Forum

    Nashville, February 23, 2006

    The Tennessee Department of Health will hold a public meeting with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) to share the results of a soil study performed on a section of the Chattanooga Creek floodplain and discuss precautions to reduce potential exposure to hazards. The forum will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. EST, at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center located at 1151 West 40th Street in Chattanooga.

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  • Chattanooga Creek Soil Study Results Released

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Department of Health to Hold Community Forum

    Nashville, February 23, 2006

    The Tennessee Department of Health will hold a public meeting with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) to share the results of a soil study performed on a section of the Chattanooga Creek floodplain and discuss precautions to reduce potential exposure to hazards. The forum will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. EST, at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center located at 1151 West 40th Street in Chattanooga.

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  • February Marks Children´s Dental Health Month

    Monday, February 20, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Department of Health Ranks High in Dental Programs

    Nashville, February 21, 2006

    After all of the Valentine’s Day treats are gone, remember to care for your child’s oral health. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a celebration of children’s dental health sponsored by the American Dental Association.

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  • Admissions To Mabry Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Suspended

    Sunday, February 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

     Gainesboro Nursing Home Cited for Violations

     Nashville, February 6, 2006

    Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., has suspended new admissions of patients to Mabry Health Care & Rehabilitation Center and imposed a state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. The federal civil penalty has been imposed at $3,050 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor will be appointed to review the home’s operations.

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  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Addresses the Urgency of Testing, Prevention

    Sunday, February 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Health Commissioner Urges Community Involvement

    Nashville, February 6, 2006

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed this Tuesday, February 7, marks the sixth annual observance of the event that aims to motivate African-Americans to get tested and know their HIV status, educated about modes of transmission, involved in their local community and treated if they are currently living with HIV or are newly diagnosed.

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  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Addresses the Urgency of Testing, Prevention

    Sunday, February 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Health Commissioner Urges Community Involvement

    Nashville, February 6, 2006

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed this Tuesday, February 7, marks the sixth annual observance of the event that aims to motivate African-Americans to get tested and know their HIV status, educated about modes of transmission, involved in their local community and treated if they are currently living with HIV or are newly diagnosed.

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  • State Department of Health Launches Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | 6:00pm

     

    Program Addresses Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

    Memphis, January 19, 2006

    On Saturday January 21, the Tennessee Department of Health announces the kick-off a pilot program to combat childhood obesity in the state. Through a partnership with the Tennessee Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc., the Department is sponsoring “Commit To Be Fit”, a nutrition and healthy lifestyle program in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Middle Tennessee (Metropolitan Nashville) and Tennessee Valley (Metropolitan Knoxville) with plans to perfect the model and make it available statewide. “Commit to be Fit” will teach youths how to make nutritious food choices and live a healthy lifestyle by participating in individual, team or non-traditional sports and other fitness activities.

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  • State Department of Health Launches Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Program Addresses Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

    Memphis, January 19, 2006

    On Saturday January 21, the Tennessee Department of Health announces the kick-off a pilot program to combat childhood obesity in the state. Through a partnership with the Tennessee Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc., the Department is sponsoring “Commit To Be Fit”, a nutrition and healthy lifestyle program in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Middle Tennessee (Metropolitan Nashville) and Tennessee Valley (Metropolitan Knoxville) with plans to perfect the model and make it available statewide. “Commit to be Fit” will teach youths how to make nutritious food choices and live a healthy lifestyle by participating in individual, team or non-traditional sports and other fitness activities.

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  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Department of Health Encourages Education and Screening

    Nashville, January 5, 2006

    If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to live healthier, this is an opportunity to make it count. As part of Cervical Health Awareness Month during January, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding women to get screened for cervical cancer or asked a loved one to get screened.

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