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Swim Lessons: When to Start & What Parents Should Know

Swim Lessons: When to Start & What Parents Should Know

Learning to swim should be a priority for every family. It’s an important life skill that can play a key role in helping to prevent drowning―a top cause of death among children. Children, and their parents, need to learn how to swim to help keep time in the water safe and fun! Here are some […]

TDH Reminds Women to Make Their Health a Top Priority

TDH Reminds Women to Make Their Health a Top Priority

The Tennessee Department of Health joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 12 – 18, 2019. This nationwide initiative brings awareness to the importance of women’s health and empowers women to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier and happier lives. “So often as […]

Insect Bite and Repellant Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Insect Bite and Repellant Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Keep your family safe from injury, itches and insect-transmitted disease this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Don’t use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child. Avoid areas where insects nest or congregate, such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods and gardens where flowers are in bloom. […]

Keep Kids Save Around Lawn Mowers

Keep Kids Save Around Lawn Mowers

Keep your family safe around lawn mowers by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Only use a mower with a control that stops the mower blade from moving if the handle is let go. Children younger than 16 years should not be allowed to use ride-on mowers. Children younger than 12 years […]

Kids’ Allergies Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Kids’ Allergies Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Your child’s allergy treatment should start with your pediatrician, who may refer you to a pediatric allergy specialist for additional evaluations and treatments. Here are 7 tips on how to treat your child’s allergies: Allergies feel like the cold, and can include headaches, runny noses, fatigue and other symptoms that can get in the way […]

TDH Confirms First Tennessee Measles Case for 2019

TDH Confirms First Tennessee Measles Case for 2019

The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a case of measles after the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in a resident of the East Tennessee. While the investigation is currently centered in East Tennessee, all Tennesseans should be aware of measles and its symptoms. These symptoms may include fever, […]

Tennessee Issues First Maternal Mortality Report

Tennessee Issues First Maternal Mortality Report

The Tennessee Department of Health today issued the first Maternal Mortality Review report, Tennessee Maternal Mortality Review of 2017 Maternal Deaths. This report describes the state of maternal mortality in Tennessee based on a comprehensive review of deaths of women who died while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy. The goal of this effort by […]

Break Up With Tobacco During Tennessee Quit Week!

Break Up With Tobacco During Tennessee Quit Week!

Are you in a toxic relationship? You are if you use tobacco products. The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 4 – 9, 2019 and invites all Tennesseans to support those who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them. This year’s […]

No Sweat? That’s an Issue for Home-Schooled Children

No Sweat? That’s an Issue for Home-Schooled Children

Parents who home-school their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit, but Rice University researchers say young people need more. Faculty at the Rice Department of Kinesiology studied data gathered from 100 home-schooled children age 10-17 to back up their assumption that such activities are sufficient to keep […]

UIC Study Details How Today’s High School Cliques Compare to Yesterday’s

UIC Study Details How Today’s High School Cliques Compare to Yesterday’s

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin, have found that while many high school peer crowds and influences have remained constant over time, changing demographics, cultural influences and the increasing number of college-bound youth have led to the emergence of new peer groups […]

Tennessee Department of Health Issues Alert for E-Cigarettes

Tennessee Department of Health Issues Alert for E-Cigarettes

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated its January 2017 public health advisory to reflect recently published research of importance to the health of Tennesseans. Since the first TDH advisory on ENDS was issued in February, 2013 accumulating evidence has increased the level of concern regarding the risks posed by these products to the health […]

CDC Reminds People to Wash Hands Often to Stay Healthy

CDC Reminds People to Wash Hands Often to Stay Healthy

You can help yourself and others stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs: Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone who is sick Before and after treating a cut or wound After blowing […]

One in 10 Adults in US Has Food Allergy, but Nearly 1 in 5 Think They Do

One in 10 Adults in US Has Food Allergy, but Nearly 1 in 5 Think They Do

Over 10 percent of adults in the U.S. – over 26 million – are estimated to have food allergy, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open that was led by Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University. However, researchers found that 19 percent of adults […]

New Study Finds Higher than Expected Number of Suicide Deaths among U.S. Veterinarians

New Study Finds Higher than Expected Number of Suicide Deaths among U.S. Veterinarians

Veterinarians in the U.S. are at an increased risk of suicide, a trend that has spanned more than three decades, according to a new CDC study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)External. The study is the first to show increased suicide mortality among female veterinarians. Female veterinarians were 3.5 times […]

U.S. Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias to Double by 2060

U.S. Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias to Double by 2060

The U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, published online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, is the first to forecast Alzheimer’s disease by race and ethnicity. CDC researchers predict that […]

International Academic ‘Santa Survey’ Shows Children Stop Believing in Father Christmas Aged 8

International Academic ‘Santa Survey’ Shows Children Stop Believing in Father Christmas Aged 8

It’s that time of year when children look forward to a stocking full of presents – but the first international academic “Santa survey” shows many adults also wish they still believed in Father Christmas and some had felt betrayed when they discovered the truth. The study also shows the threat of being on Santa’s naughty […]

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