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NashvilleHealth News

  • By Brittney L Jackson Based on the most recent data, Tennessee has the fifth-highest childhood obesity rate at 20.5 percent in kids from ages 10-17, according to a project study by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The latest data is from......

  • By Jessica Bliss Sally Palmer calls herself a “science translator.” She takes all the gobbledygook research talk from climate and conversation experts and turns it into information the everyday-person can understand. Specifically, she talks plants — which she regards as her close friends. Officially, Palmer’s......

  • NASHVILLE – Molly Sudderth has joined NashvilleHealth as the organization’s director of Community Engagement. Founded in 2015 by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, NashvilleHealth is creating a culture of health and wellbeing in Davidson County. At NashvilleHealth, Sudderth will assist with implementation of......

The Challenge We Face

  • HBP Risk Factors at a Glance A number of factors and variables can put you at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension). Understanding these risk factors can help you be more aware of how likely you are to develop high blood pressure.......

  • If your baby is born too early, the miracle of birth might be overshadowed by health concerns and the possible long-term effects of prematurity. However, there’s much you can do to take care of your premature baby — and yourself — as you look toward......

  • The number of babies born prematurely in Tennessee increased from 2015 to 2016 — a trend that underscores disparities in women’s health around the state, a maternal health expert said. Overall, Tennessee earned a “D” for its preterm birth rate of 11.3 percent in 2016 from March......

Take Action

  • Smokers often say, “Don’t tell me why to quit, tell me how.” There’s no one right way to quit, but there are some requirements for quitting with success. Key steps for quitting are covered here. The decision to quit smoking is one that only you......

  • There’s no sure way to prevent lung cancer, but you can reduce your risk if you: Don’t smoke. If you’ve never smoked, don’t start. Talk to your children about not smoking so that they can understand how to avoid this major risk factor for lung cancer.......

  • Reduce Portion Sizes Portion size is the amount of food you eat, such as 1 cup of fruit or 6 ounces of meat. If you are trying to eat smaller portions, eat a half of a bagel instead of a whole bagel or have a......



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