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Tennessee Dept of Health Finds Some Overdose Deaths Associated with Buprenorphine
Tennessee Dept of Health Finds Some Overdose Deaths Associated with Buprenorphine

The TN Dept of Health found a total of 67 deaths associated with buprenorphine in 2016.

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Tennessee releases reports on all local hospitals
Tennessee releases reports on all local hospitals

The new report targeted to healthcare consumers compares the performance of each Tennessee hospital to the national experience...

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Hepatitis is a serious problem, warns the state of Tennessee
Hepatitis is a serious problem, warns the state of Tennessee

Hepatitis C is a deadly but treatable disease; that's why the Tennessee Department of Health is sharing a reminder about the importance of getting tested. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a perfect time to know your status and seek treatment if needed.

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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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Woman left children in hot car outside the Rutherford County Health Department
Woman left children in hot car outside the Rutherford County Health Department

Murfreesboro Police responded to the Rutherford County Health Department on Wednesday afternoon when a woman left two of her children outside in a hot car.

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Measles are BACK in Tennessee
Measles are BACK in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is now investigating five cases of measles in...

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FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Focus on Health Protection?

In a few weeks, thousands of students from across Tennessee will arrive at spring break destinations, primed for fun and adventure. How those students plan and prepare for these trips may affect their immediate safety and future health.

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Free Flu Shots Were Administered on Monday in Smyrna - You Can Still Get a Flu Shot for Free This Week
Free Flu Shots Were Administered on Monday in Smyrna - You Can Still Get a Flu Shot for Free This Week

The St. Thomas Mobile Health Unit worked with the Rutherford County Health Department to give out free flu shots on Monday in Smyrna and the crowd was steady throughout the day.

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State Again Sending Out Warning About Raw Milk
State Again Sending Out Warning About Raw Milk
We have more news on the the previous warning we told you about  in regards to the Tennessee Heatlh Department warning residents not to drink raw milk... 
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State of Tennessee Sends Out WARNING About Thanksgiving Meal -
State of Tennessee Sends Out WARNING About Thanksgiving Meal - "If in doubt, throw it out"
If there’s any question about the safety of a food item before, during or after cooking, remember this rule: “If in doubt, throw it out.”
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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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Do Your Children Have Their SHOTS for School Yet?
Do Your Children Have Their SHOTS for School Yet?

Meri-Leigh Smith who coordinates health initiatives within the Murfreesboro City School System told us only two exemptions exist that will allow for a child to skip the required shots prior to the start of the school year.

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Tennessee Heath Department Says: ‘Slip, slop, slap?' - Say What?
Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun's ultraviolet rays in as little as 15 minutes, yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure.
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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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Tennessee Health Department reports that blacks 9 times more likely than whites to have HIV infections
Tennessee Health Department reports that blacks 9 times more likely than whites to have HIV infections
“Of all racial and ethnic groups, African Americans continue to face the most severe burden of HIV/AIDS in Tennessee and the nation.
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