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  • DR. JILL BIDEN, RWJF CEO RICHARD BESSER TO HEADLINE NASHVILLE SUMMIT What is the connection between health and learning? Join us to find out. Register. For so many documented reasons, a student’s physical, emotional and mental health is critical to academic success and future achievement.  Unfortunately, Tennessee......

  • What is the connection between health and education? For so many documented reasons, a student’s physical, emotional and mental health is critical to academic success and future achievement.  Unfortunately, Tennessee falls behind the nation in student health in a number of measures.  Our partner organization, SCORE,......

  • By Senator Bill Frist, M.D Earlier this month, my wife Tracy and I explored on horseback for three days the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area — a gem of the national park system in east Tennessee. As we rode the trails, experiencing the gently......

The Challenge We Face

  • By Lisa Rapaport Reuters Health – Middle-aged people with risk factors for heart attacks and stroke may be more likely to develop dementia in old age than people with healthy cardiovascular systems, a U.S. study suggests. Like previous research, the current study linked so-called vascular......

  • By Amanda MacMillan How much sugar a woman eats while she’s pregnant may affect her future children’s risk of developing allergies and allergic asthma, according to a study in the European Respiratory Journal. Although previous research has linked asthma and high-sugar intake in kids themselves, this is......

  • By Karen Kaplin There are lots of reasons why doctors encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies. Compared with babies who get formula, babies who are breastfed are less likely to die as a result of infections, sudden infant death syndrome or any other reason.......

Take Action

  • By Health.com You may know that poor diet or smoking is linked to heart disease, but you may not know that things like not flossing your teeth can affect your heart health. Watch the video learn about more surprising things that hurt your heart. Your......

  • By Melonee Hurt Getting your child to the bus stop on time each morning is only a small fraction of the stresses that can accompany a new school year. Kids’ sleep patterns need to shift from the relaxed days of summer thanks to that early......

  • By Carolyn Crist The weight that Americans typically gain between ages 20 and 50 may raise their risk of developing cancer, heart disease and other major illnesses, according to a new study. Even those who only gained 10 pounds faced a higher risk of major......



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