NashvilleHealth | 2016 September

The organization 1000 Days recently published a first-of-its kind report that examines the nutritional health of America’s mothers, infants and toddlers and highlights a set of “wins” to ensure that every child in the U.S. can have a healthy first 1,000 days. From the introduction: The 1,000...

By: Eleanor Kennedy Nashville's latest No. 1 ranking is one that should be fattening wallets throughout Middle Tennessee. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2015 American Community Survey, Nashville and its environs had the biggest household income gains in the country between 2014 and 2015. The area's...

CDC Urges Community-Wide Approach to Health NashvilleHealth and the Metro Public Health Department were pleased to recently host John Auerbach, director of policy with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for a candid discussion on reducing Nashville's hypertension rates. Dr. Auerbach told more than 50 Hypertension Workgroup...

By: Margo Sanger-Katz It may seem obvious that taxing sugary drinks causes people to drink less of them. But that’s actually controversial. Now a new study out of Berkeley, Calif., adds to the evidence that our intuition is right. Researchers followed residents of several low-income communities in Berkeley,...

By: Tim Devaney Homeless advocates and public health officials are squaring off over a controversial Obama administration proposal to ban smoking in government-assisted housing projects. The smoking ban has drawn praise from health officials who say it would spare non-smokers from the dangerous effects of secondhand smoke....



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