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NashvilleHealth News

  • Women’s Heart Alliance Names Nashville a “City with Heart” We are excited to launch a partnership with the Women’s Heart Alliance. Nashville is the organization’s pilot location for their “Cities and Communities with Heart” Initiative, which aims to reduce heart disease and stroke among women.......

  • [View the story “#AskNashHealth Quittin’ Time Recap” on Storify]...

  • Quittin’ Time Week Wraps With Success, Call to Action to Rally Quittin’ Time in Tennessee wrapped on Friday, but as was noted in last Tuesday’s kickoff event at the Tennessee State Capitol, there is more work to do! Alongside dozens of attending leaders from the......

The Challenge We Face

  •   Support programs for new mothers help them to breast-feed their babies for longer periods and to keep breast milk as the baby’s only source of nutrition, according to a new review of existing evidence. The researchers concluded that breast-feeding support – whether educational or......

  • By Susan Scutti Looking for a fountain of youth? You may need to search no further than your sneakers. Exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins to feed their energy-producing machinery — and this arrests the aging process, according to......

  • By Steph Yin Cardiovascular disease claims 610,000 lives in the United States each year. It is the leading cause of mortality nationwide, accounting for one in every four deaths. A new analysis, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that a substantial portion......

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  • By Marlene Cimons On that November Sunday in 2015, Stephanie Thomas Nichols was 40 miles into her drive home to Townsend, Del., from her vacation cabin in Western Maryland when she felt an odd sensation in her upper body. “No pain, just pressure, heaviness,’’ recalls......

  • By: Jamie McGee Nashville ranks as 37th most dangerous city for walkability, up from the 15th most dangerous in 2014, according to a new report from Smart Growth America. There were 209 pedestrians struck and killed by cars in Nashville in a ten-year period through 2014.......

  • By Moriah Balingit School cafeterias often draw on less-than-pleasing stereotypes, with many thinking back to the days of servers in hairnets peddling unappetizing slop to lines of disappointed schoolchildren. Rodney Taylor, Fairfax County Public Schools’ food services director, sees something entirely different. In his ideal......



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