Post Tagged with: "Tennessee Department of Health"

Doctors Marion Kainer David Reagan and health commissioner John Dreyzehner address media questions about Ebola. Credit: Emily R. West/WPLN

Tennessee Health Commissioner On Alert, But Thinks Ebola Risk Is Low

October 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner says he doesn’t want Tennesseans to panic when they travel, and he wants them to pay attention to the facts about the disease.

According to epidemiologist and entomologist Abelardo Moncayo, the Asian Tiger mosquito pictured here is capable of transmitting the Chikungunya virus. And there are many Asian Tiger mosquitoes in Tennessee, very active during daylight hours. "If you're outside having a picnic, he says, "and you're bitten by mosquitoes, that's probably the mosquito that's biting you." Credit: Naturegirl78 via Flickr

Why Timing Is Terrible For Tennessee Arrival Of Chikungunya Virus

June 17, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Tennessee happens to have the kinds of mosquitoes that could transmit the Caribbean virus. And it also happens to be peak season for group mission trips to nations hard-hit by Chikungunya, such as Haiti.

Meningitis Investigation Proved Test Case for E-Records

Meningitis Investigation Proved Test Case for E-Records

February 4, 2013 at 2:05 am

Tennessee’s top health officials didn’t set out to promote electronic medical records when they visited the state capitol last week. But in recounting their investigation of the deadly meningitis outbreak, they essentially handed lawmakers a test case for what value e-records can bring.

Dreyzehner: Tainted Steroids Lead to New Infections, More Uncertainty

December 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

People who received tainted steroid injections aren’t in the clear just yet, according to Tennessee’s Health Commissioner. His comments come as health officials are seeing new types of infections linked to the shots

State Drafts New, Tougher Rules for Pain Clinics

August 8, 2011 at 5:36 am

Pain management clinics in Tennessee will face new, stricter rules after the first of the year, as the state tries to clamp down on the over-prescribing of pain medications.

Inspection Fraud Targets Asian Restaurants

February 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Con artists are posing as health inspectors in an effort to scam Tennessee restaurants.

H1N1 Vaccine Hits Million-Dose Milestone in Tennessee

November 23, 2009 at 8:17 am

Tennessee has now received a million doses of the H1N1 vaccine since it began inoculating the public against the virus in October.

Tennessee Women’s Health Gets “Barely Passing” Grades

Tennessee Women’s Health Gets “Barely Passing” Grades

August 25, 2009 at 1:42 pm

A new report card on the health of Tennessee women is out. It’s heavy on Cs, Ds, and Fs, but there are signs of improvement.

Tennessee is Already Gearing up for Flu Season

June 24, 2009 at 10:15 am

Tennessee Department of Health is already gearing up for the coming flu season, now complicated by H1N1, or the “swine flu” virus.

CDC Confirms Swine Flu in Tennessee

May 4, 2009 at 8:31 am

Tennessee health officials announced the state’s first probable instance of swine flu is now its first confirmed case of the virs.