NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure has summarily suspended the license of Christian Wells, a resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The suspension became effective October 3, 2017. As a result of the summary suspension, Wells was immediately prohibited from practicing as a licensed massage therapist in Tennessee.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 10:45am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 1:12pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH urge Tennesseans to get their annual flu shot now. Governor Haslam and Commissioner Dreyzehner will get their seasonal flu vaccinations Monday, October 2 at the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department in Jackson.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 10:32am
NASHVILLE--Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed October 1-7, 2017 Child Health Week in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well-being of children first during Child Health Week and every day of the year.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 10:16am
Terms of Service and Key Health Outcome Benchmarks Solidify Public Benefit to Region
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, today announced the request for a Certificate of Public Advantage from Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance has been granted. The approval allows the two entities to combine under the corporate umbrella of Ballad Health.
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 11:54am
Fentanyl Identified as Primary Cause of Increase in Overdose Deaths
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,631 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2016, the highest annual number of such deaths recorded in state history. This is an increase from the 1,451 overdose deaths recorded among Tennessee residents in 2015.
Friday, September 15, 2017 | 5:05pm
Davidson County Nursing Home Cited for Violations
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Nashville Metro Care and Rehabilitation Center effective September 15, 2017 and imposed three civil monetary penalties of $5,000 each for a total of $15,000. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.
Monday, September 11, 2017 | 9:41am
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner is partnering with the National Missing & Unidentified Persons System, NamUs to host a series of Missing Persons Day events across the state. The goal of these events is to help families reconnect with missing loved ones.
Friday, September 08, 2017 | 4:39pm
CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee nurse strike teams will deploy from Chattanooga on Saturday, September 9 and travel to Florida to work with local, state and federal officials in response to Hurricane Irma. The nurses will depart from the Volunteer Air National Guard Armory in Chattanooga at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
Friday, September 08, 2017 | 12:10pm
Nashville – The State of Tennessee deployed multiple teams of health care and search and rescue professionals south today to help local, state, and federal officials in Florida dealing with the impact of Hurricane Irma, the second, catastrophic hurricane to strike the continental U.S. this season.
Friday, September 08, 2017 | 8:37am
CHATTANOOGA – Multiple teams of Tennessee health care professionals will begin deploying from Chattanooga on Friday, September 8 and travel to Florida to work with local, state and federal officials in response to Hurricane Irma. The first of five ambulance strike teams, with 57 total members, will depart from the Volunteer Air National Guard Armory in Chattanooga at noon Eastern Time today. Nurse strike teams will deploy to Florida on Saturday.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 | 10:27am
Cases of West Nile Virus, La Crosse Encephalitis increasing in Tennessee
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health has now confirmed 19 human cases of West Nile Virus infection and 11 cases of La Crosse Virus infection in the state so far in 2017. Mosquito-borne illness is more common during late summer and TDH recommends taking simple steps to avoid mosquito bites and help prevent mosquito-borne illnesses.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 | 11:06am
U.S. Outbreaks Remind of Importance of Vaccination
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health urges parents and other caregivers to make sure all children are vaccinated against measles. While measles was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000 thanks to widespread vaccination, outbreaks have occurred in recent years in pockets of unvaccinated people in communities across the country. The most recent outbreak has been in Minnesota this summer which sickened 79 people; that is more measles cases than were reported in all of the U.S. in 2016. Most of those sickened in the Minnesota outbreak were children under 10 years of age who had not been vaccinated.
Monday, August 28, 2017 | 9:44am
Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Education Partner to Boost Student Achievement and Health
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Departments of Education and Health are working together to help bring tools, success stories and evidence to education decision makers that illustrate the significant impacts of physical activity on the whole student, particularly academic performance.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | 10:27am
NASHVILLE - A total solar eclipse, when the moon completely covers the sun, will be visible August 21. Tennessee is one of 14 states that will be in the path of totality, a 70 mile-wide path where the sun is completely blocked by the moon. The Tennessee Department of Health encourages everyone to enjoy this once in a lifetime event, but urges eye protection and common sense safety.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 11:04am
Shelby County Home for the Aged Cited for Violations
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Cummings Foster Group Home effective August 4, 2017. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.