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Tennessee Department of Health Statement on Immunizations
Tennessee Department of Health Statement on Immunizations

On Thursday afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Health issued a statement on immunizations. The statement read as follows:

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Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP has been appointed deputy commissioner for TN population health
Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP has been appointed deputy commissioner for TN population health

As deputy commissioner, Warren will provide leadership for various offices and divisions within TDH including Family Health and Wellness; Policy, Planning and Assessment; Rural Health; Minority Health and Disparities Elimination; Health Planning; Grants Coordination and Strategic Alignment and Workforce Development.

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TN Dept. of Health warns of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
TN Dept. of Health warns of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide from these sources can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces, and people and animals in these spaces can be poisoned and can die from breathing the gas.

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State of Tennessee once again warns - Students need their shots to return to school
State of Tennessee once again warns - Students need their shots to return to school

All students entering seventh grade are required to have proof they have had two doses of chickenpox vaccine (or a history of illness) and a booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis...

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Department of Health wants your input on setting health objectives for communities
Department of Health wants your input on setting health objectives for communities

The Tennessee Department of Health has scheduled nine meetings across the state to collect input from the general public about the State Health Plan.

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Tennessee Dept. of Health says you need to speak to your kiddos about SEX
Tennessee Dept. of Health says you need to speak to your kiddos about SEX

In 2012, the Tennessee Department of Health recorded 31,013 new cases of chlamydia, 8,711 of gonorrhea, 923 of HIV and 261 of syphilis.

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Tennessee issues Public Health Advisory on electronic cigarettes
Tennessee issues Public Health Advisory on electronic cigarettes

Currently there is no government regulation of how much nicotine, or any other unknown chemicals, a manufacturer may put in each electronic cigarette.

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Tennessee Dept. of Health CONFIRMS They are Investigating Cases of
Tennessee Dept. of Health CONFIRMS They are Investigating Cases of "Chikungunya"

Multiple people from Tennessee recently traveled to the Caribbean, where the illness is now a widespread epidemic with over 100,000 suspected cases. Now, cases in Tennessee are being investigated. 

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TN Department of Health says get a vaccination against measles

“Our mission is to protect the health of Tennesseans, wherever they are. We don’t want people to let down their guard about diseases they may encounter in other parts of the world..."

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What's the Rating at Your Favorite Restaurant? How Does the State Handle Food Inspections?
What's the Rating at Your Favorite Restaurant? How Does the State Handle Food Inspections?

“We do scheduled and unannounced inspections to ensure rigorous safety and sanitary standards are always followed,” said Hugh Atkins, director of the TN Department of Health Division of General Environmental Health.

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Tennessee Department of Health Says: GET A FLU SHOT FOLKS!
Tennessee Department of Health Says: GET A FLU SHOT FOLKS!
State of Tennessee Asks the Question: If you could take one simple step once a year that could prevent harm from coming to an infant, pregnant woman or elderly person, would you? 
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MAJOR PROBLEM: In Tennessee More and More Babies Born with Drug Problems Because of Drugs Mom Took (Audio and Video)
MAJOR PROBLEM: In Tennessee More and More Babies Born with Drug Problems Because of Drugs Mom Took (Audio and Video)
By the first week of October, 643 babies were born dependent, compared with 629 for all of 2011.
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Another Report from the TN Dept. of Health on Childhood Health and Death Rates
Another Report from the TN Dept. of Health on Childhood Health and Death Rates
The overall death rate for Tennessee children dropped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to information released earlier this year by the State Child Fatality Review team.
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Tennessee Health Department Warns: Get Your Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine
The best prevention for mumps is the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. One dose is required for children in daycare, and two doses are required for school-aged children and college students in Tennessee.
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Department of Health Working With Department of Health to Vaccinate Raccoon's?
The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture again this fall to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
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All the More Reason to Eat Breakfast - Read This!
Men who reported they skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease than those who reported they didn’t.
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Tennessee Pharmacy Working With State Health Department on Injections That Made Some Ill
Patients ill from injections produced at a Tennessee Pharmacy...
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WARNINGS CONTINUE: State of TN Says to Be Aware of Ticks
After a record-setting number of Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases in the state last year, almost 700, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents and visitors to start thinking now about prevention of tick bites.
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Tennessee Dept. of Health Says, "MEASLES AND MUMPS OUTBREAKS REPORTED IN SOME STATES"
Recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in several states are prompting health officials to issue reminders about the importance of Measles-Mumps-Rubella, or MMR, vaccinations.
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