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Treatment in the nation’s neonatal intensive care units saves millions of infants born prematurely every year. But the treatment is not without cost. Painful procedures such as needle pricks can impact early brain development. In a multi-institution study conducted researchers for the first time have quantified a...

By Bill Purcell Employers are an important lever in the effort to improve overall population health – perhaps one that has been the most undervalued in many conversations about improving the health status of our population. The fact is, most of us spend the largest part of...

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 launching an...

By Gretchen Reynolds Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years,...

Nashville, Tenn. – State leaders and officials today reignited a call to reduce tobacco use in Tennessee, sharing a collective commitment to helping Tennesseans quit the habit. Holding a press conference alongside several attending leaders from the state’s government, business, and non-profit organizations, Tennessee Department of...



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