Upcoming Health Fair

So excited to announce that our next health fair will be in Knoxville! Join us Saturday, October 29th!

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Nashville Health Fair

We are so grateful to everyone who helped make our Nashville health fair a success!!

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Smyrna Military Appreciation Health Fair

We had the best time providing health screenings for the military and first responders in Smyrna, TN. Thank you for all you do!

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Healthy Tennessee

Click to learn more about how we are trying to improve access to preventative healthcare across the state of Tennessee.

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Healthy TN in Action!

We affect positive health changes by offering Health Fairs across the state of Tennessee! Click below to see a VIDEO of us in action!

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Healthy Tips for All

Read some of our Preventive Health Care Tips.

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Have a Health Question?

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Healthy Tennessee Visits Across the State – Coming Soon to You!

We are steadily making our way throughout the state! Keep an eye out for our Health Fairs!

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Weekly Health Spotlight: Tennessee Department of Health Invites Tennesseans to Help Develop Plans to Improve Population Health

October 24, 2016

Tennesseans Invited to Help Develop Plans to Improve population Health “The Tennessee Department of Health will conduct regional workshops across the state in October and November, providing residents opportunities to suggest ways to improve population health.  Dates, times and  locations are: Oct. 13 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., University of Memphis, University Center Oct. 21 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Lentz Public Health Center, Nashville Oct. 26 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., YMCA of East Tennessee, Knoxville Oct. 28 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Metro Health Dept., Jackson Nov. 4 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Southeast… [Read More]

Do you know how to reduce your risk of liver cancer?

October 18, 2016

Obesity and Diabetes Tied to Liver Cancer “A large study has found that body mass index, waist circumference and diabetes are all associated with an increased risk for liver cancer. Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and its incidence has tripled since the mid-1970s in the United States. For the study, in Cancer Research, researchers pooled data from 14 prospective studies with more than 1.5 million participants. After controlling for age, sex, alcohol use, smoking and race, they found that being overweight increased the relative risk for liver cancer by between 21 percent and 142 percent as B.M.I…. [Read More]

Weekly Health Spotlight: Lasting Genetic Effects of Smoking

October 12, 2016

Smoking Permanently Damages your DNA, Study Finds “Smoking scars DNA in clear patterns, researchers reported Tuesday. Most of the damage fades over time, they found — but not all of it. Their study of 16,000 people found that while most of the disease-causing genetic footprints left by smoking fade after five years if people quit, some appear to stay there forever. The marks are made in a process called methylation, which is an alteration of DNA that can inactivate a gene or change how it functions — often causing cancer and other diseases…”

There’s a way to help teens cope with stress

October 06, 2016

Teaching Teens to Cope with Social Stress “Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity? New research suggests they can. Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls of anxiety and depression. David S. Yeager, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a leading voice in the growing effort to help college students stay in school, has been turning his attention… [Read More]

Weekly Health Spotlight: Tennessee Child Health Week October 3rd-9th

October 03, 2016

Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Week This Week “Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well-being of children first during Child  Health Week and every day of the year. ‘Each of us has a role to play to help keep Tennessee children safe, healthy and on track,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Children watch what we do, so each of us can encourage and influence healthy behavior  choices by modeling good health in our own lives.  Do they see us… [Read More]