NashvilleHealth | 2016 August

August 2016

By The American Heart Association News Children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week, according to the American Heart Association’s first-ever scientific statement recommending specific sugar limits for...

By Kathy Wood-Dobbins Communities across Tennessee have been celebrating events as part of National Health Center Week during the week of Aug. 7-13. Health centers are hosting back-to-school drives, community breakfasts, patient appreciation events, free health screenings and much more. The goal of National Health Center Week is to raise...

  By Holly Fletcher An explosion of new drugs, medical apps and an ever-expanding array of ways to get treatment are reinventing how people consume health care. Yet those who would most benefit from the latest technology simply can’t afford it. And, across Tennessee and the country, the gap between these two groups has only...

By Bill Paul, M.D. Measles, mumps and whooping cough have all visited Tennessee this year, and thankfully we have avoided major outbreaks of these frightening diseases. We have been protected in large part because Tennessee families make sure that their children are immunized, but the threat has not...



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