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  •   NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS + LOCAL ACTION   The value of partnership cannot be understated. From national initiatives with large-scale goals to locally-focused action, NashvilleHealth partners are pursuing measurable ambitions to keep Nashville healthy.  In each of our three core focus areas, as well as our......

  • [View the story “#AskNashHealth Keeping Your Newborn Healthy Chat Recap” on Storify]...

  • Caring for a newborn: there are few things that carry more questions. To help new moms and moms-to-be, we recently talked to NashvilleHealth Board Member, Dr. Stephaine Walker on Twitter, about newborn baby care. Now we want to keep the conversation going. Today, we are......

The Challenge We Face

  • By Robert Jimison Whitney Thore had gained nearly 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary syndrome, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure. Her emotional distress peaked while she was living abroad and dealing with a breakup. Frustrated and unable to find......

  •   By Tim Herrera In the past two weeks, I’ve taken three naps at work, a total of an hour or so of shut-eye while on the clock. And I have no shame or uncertainty about doing it. I couldn’t feel better about it, and......

  • By William Wan MARTINSVILLE, VA. — After decades of lawsuits, public campaigns, and painful struggles, Americans have finally done what once seemed impossible: Most of the country has quit smoking, saving millions of lives and leading to massive reductions in cancer. That is unless those......

Take Action

  • Source: University of North Carolina Health Care Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively mapping that DNA damage at high resolution......

  • It can diagnose a serious condition right in your own bed By Christa Sgobba Snoring all night might not just be keeping your partner awake—it might be signaling something serious about your health. Excessive snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, a serious condition where......

  • Taking good care of your mouth — teeth and gums — does more than help ensure you have a bright, white smile. A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall health, reducing the......



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