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Tennesseans Reminded to Purchase Vital Records through Approved Partner
Tennesseans Reminded to Purchase Vital Records through Approved Partner

The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding new parents and others in need of vital records to be sure to order these documents through approved channels to avoid scams or excessive fees.

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TN Health News: October is Let's Talk Month
TN Health News: October is Let's Talk Month

Teen birth rates in Tennessee have drastically decreased from 53.8 births per 1,000 females aged 15 - 19 in 2008 to 26.6 in 2017.

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POSITIVE: First triplets delivered since opening of Smyrna hospital
POSITIVE: First triplets delivered since opening of Smyrna hospital

On May 30, 2017, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center delivered their first triplets since the hospital opened in 2003.

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Woman gives birth in Walgreens parking lot on Monday in LaVergne
Woman gives birth in Walgreens parking lot on Monday in LaVergne

A 22 year old woman gave birth at around 11:45 Monday morning in a pharmacy parking lot.

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Need a birth certificate? You will have to go to a new location...
Need a birth certificate? You will have to go to a new location...

The Tennessee Department of Health Office of Vital Records, which provides copies of birth certificates and other important documents, is moving.

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Tennessee to screen more newborns for rare conditions or illnesses
Tennessee to screen more newborns for rare conditions or illnesses

In 2014, the State Public Health Laboratory conducted screenings for 80,542 newborns in Tennessee. Of these, 151 were identified with diseases or disorders.

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Abortion Procedures Down for Tennessee Women, According to Statistics

Newly released data on abortions in Tennessee reveal a steady decline in the number of abortions performed over the past decade and a steady increase in the percentage of out-of-state women heading to Tennessee for the procedure. 

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