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  • 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

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated a statement about infant sleep positioners, warning parents again not to use them. “These products – sometimes also called ‘nests’ or ‘anti-roll’ products – can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death,” the statement......

  • Your baby needs sleep. And so do you. You’ll both sleep easier if you know what the sleep risks are, and how best to keep your little one safe while he slumbers. Sleeping Risks All babies under 1 year old are at risk for sudden......

  • University of Adelaide researchers have confirmed that abnormalities in a common brain chemical are linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In the first study of its kind looking at babies outside the United States, researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Medical School investigated......

Take Action

  • October is typically associated with fall colors of orange, yellow and red, but pink is another color you may be noticing quite a bit during this time of year. That is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the color pink is to remind......

  • There are hundreds of symptoms which can indicate a mental health issue is developing, but it can be difficult to know when to pay attention to them and when they are not a concern. Here is a relatively simple way to be able to assess......

  • The American Lung Association has been helping people quit smoking for over 35 years through Freedom From Smoking®. Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the country, Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands individuals quit smoking for good and is now......



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