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Talk To Dad About HEALTH On Father's Day!
Talk To Dad About HEALTH On Father's Day!

Dads deserve more than a pair of dress socks this Father's Day. And while they might be perfectly satisfied with breakfast tacos in bed, Murfreesboro's St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital notes that the men in your life would benefit longer-term from a frank conversation about health.

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Republicans Come Up With TN Health Plan
Republicans Come Up With TN Health Plan

This legislative package includes eleven different initiatives that will all reshape healthcare in Tennessee through Consumerism, increasing Access, improving Rural health systems, and Empowering patients to ensure individuals and families to make all medical decisions, instead of insurance companies or the government.

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Jimmy Jones was wheelchair bound for years, but Tuesday - He walked out of the Murfreesboro VA Hospital on his own
Jimmy Jones was wheelchair bound for years, but Tuesday - He walked out of the Murfreesboro VA Hospital on his own

Do to the MRSA (Mer-sa), doctors had to amputate his leg. After the surgery, he was wheelchair bound and fell into depression that lasted for years....

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Mental Healthcare in Rutherford County, TN
Mental Healthcare in Rutherford County, TN

Ranking as one of the country's fastest growing counties, Rutherford County faces new challenges in meeting the demand for mental health care.

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Free Lunch with Free Heart Health Seminar at StoneCrest in Smyrna
Free Lunch with Free Heart Health Seminar at StoneCrest in Smyrna

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States so make a healthy lifestyle part of your daily routine. February is American Heart Month, a perfect time to raise awareness about personal heart health

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Our Children and Their Mental Health
Our Children and Their Mental Health

From the moment they come into this world, our children present us with infinite possibilities. Whether as a parent, sibling, friend, or neighbor, as their guardians and support system, it is our collective duty...

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May is Asthma Awareness Month: Managing Chronic Disease
May is Asthma Awareness Month: Managing Chronic Disease

May is National Asthma Awareness Month and more than seven-thousand Tennesseans were hospitalized for asthma in 2010, the most recent data available.

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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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Over 200,000 Tennesseans Enrolled Through Health Insurance Marketplace

Figures recently released show more than 231-thousand Tennesseans have enrolled in the federal health insurance marketplace passed into law at the urging of President Obama.

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Protect yourself and others from the COLD - From the Dept. of Health
Protect yourself and others from the COLD - From the Dept. of Health

The Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to stay warm and protect themselves, friends and family members from deadly hypothermia as another round of severe cold weather impacts the state.

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Tennessee Health Department releases information on going
Tennessee Health Department releases information on going "100% Natural"

In the quest for good health, some may believe "100 percent natural" is always best. That belief, however, doesn't take into account some life-saving scientific advances which have made many products safer without any significant effect on their nutritional value.

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Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute named Top Performer
Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute named Top Performer

Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville has been named a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting body for health care organizations in the United States.

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Have you had a Polio vaccination? You may need it.

The Tennessee Department of Health, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is issuing polio vaccination guidance for individuals planning travel to and from 10 countries...

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Addressing Mental Health in the Communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties
Addressing Mental Health in the Communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties

With the ongoing increase in efforts to effectively address mental health in communities across the country, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed together to  provide a solution for the community. 

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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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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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Can Homeless in Murfreesboro Find Proper Mental Health?
Can Homeless in Murfreesboro Find Proper Mental Health?
WGNS has aired multiple stories in recent weeks about homeless persons living in our community and one question that has come to light revolves around mental illness. Includes our past video interviews with the homeless. 
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Free Health Screenings in Murfreesboro This Saturday
Free Health Screenings in Murfreesboro This Saturday
Poor health, questionable health or simply curious about the status of your blood pressure? 
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Trigger points could be causing chronic pain
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Trigger points could be causing chronic pain

One of the most common causes of chronic pain is also one of the least understood.  Although discovered as early as the 1940s, myofascial trigger points are still often overlooked as a cause of chronic pain.

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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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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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WIC Clinic in Smyrna to Hold Grand Opening on Wednesday Morning
The Rutherford County WIC clinic provided more than 24,000 client encounters in the past year, with more than 9,600 of those served at the Smyrna facility. 
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TENNESSEE SAYS: Beware of Your Swimming Pool, Lake, Spa, Public Pool, Creek... (Video)
Recreational Water Illnesses, or RWIs, are caused by germs in the water that are spread to people by swallowing, breathing in vapors of, or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools...
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