Post Tagged with: "health"

Antioch Resident Infected With West Nile

by / on October 3, 2012

Health officials are now reporting they’ve found the first human case of West Nile virus in Davidson County. Infected mosquitos were found in Goodlettsville, Hermitage and Antioch over the summer. The person with West Nile lives in Antioch, but no other details are being released at this time.

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Men’s Health Report Card Shows Gains in Tennessee

by / on June 12, 2012

Men in Tennessee still have a way to go in improving their health, according to a Vanderbilt report released Tuesday. It showed Fs in cancer-related deaths but As in heart disease.

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Corker’s Antibiotic Incentive Bill Passes Senate

Corker’s Antibiotic Incentive Bill Passes Senate

by / on May 24, 2012

Tennessee Republican Bob Corker’s GAIN Act has passed the Senate. As WPLN’s Nina Cardona reports, it’s a plan to spur development of new antibiotics that work on drug-resistant “superbugs.”

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Massive Weekend Clinic Coming to Music City Needs Eye Doctors and Dentists

by / on January 3, 2011

Come February, McGavock High School will be transformed into a massive health clinic for two days. Medical, dental and vision services will be offered to an estimated 2,000 people, all free of charge.

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No Sign of Illness Stemming from Flood

by / on June 1, 2010

State health officials say there’s no evidence of any outbreak in illness stemming from last month’s flooding.

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Blackburn: Healthcare Battle Far From Over

by / on March 16, 2010

As Washington lurches toward a final decision on healthcare overhaul, Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn is digging in her heels in opposition. And she says if Congress does pass the bill, some states still won’t go along.

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Midstate Fares Well in Ranking of State’s Healthiest Counties

by / on February 17, 2010

A new report shows that many of Tennessee’s healthiest counties are in the midstate.

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Vanderbilt Dominates Stimulus Grant Money for Medical Research in TN

by / on September 30, 2009

Vanderbilt University has claimed the lion’s share of stimulus funds spent on health research in Tennessee to date.

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Service Invites Twitter Questions About Drug Prices

by / on September 28, 2009

A local business called Change:Healthcare is offering consumer information on health and prescriptions via Twitter.

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CDC Sends Swine Flu Test Kits to Tennessee

by / on May 1, 2009

Next week, Tennessee will become one of the first states able to officially confirm cases of swine flu instead of sending tests to the Centers for Disease Control.

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