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NEW SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT LOCATOR WESBITE FOR TENNESSEE

A new substance abuse treatment locator website from the Tennessee Department of Health is available now at FindHelpNowTN.org. This site links individuals directly to care and help if they are struggling with a substance use disorder. “There is an immediate, critical point, where those struggling with substance abuse and misuse are

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THIRD CONFIRMED PEDIATRIC FLU-RELATED DEATH IN TN

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed a third pediatric influenza-related death in Tennessee on Tuesday. Nationwide, six flu-associated pediatric deaths were reported during the second week of the new year — totaling 85 pediatric flu deaths so far this season. Two children were in the East Tennessee area and one

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ADULTS ON TENNCARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DENTAL BENEFITS

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Adults on TennCare are now eligible for extensive dental benefits as of January 2023.  This will affect over 600,000 adults across the state. In 2022, Governor Lee proposed a $25 million investment to offer dental care to adults 21 years and older on TennCare. Children on TennCare,

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OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2023 HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE STARTS NOVEMBER 1ST

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”) reminds Tennesseans to review and update their health insurance coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (“FFM”) when the Open Enrollment period for 2023 opens on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Consumers will have at least two insurance choices on the FFM

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BANANA BOAT RECALL DUE TO CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL

On Friday, Edgewell Personal Care Company  stated that Banana Boat’s Hair and Scalp sunscreen are being recalled after tests detected trace levels of the carcinogen benzene. According to the release, “While benzene is not an ingredient in any Banana Boat products, the review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from

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TENNESSEE GETS SHIPMENT OF ORAL ANTI-VIRAL COVID-19 PILLS

The Tennessee Department of Health announced that the state has received shipments of the Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19. The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for molnupirvar by Merck and Paxlovid™ by Pfizer as oral antiviral treatments of COVID-19. Early studies indicate these treatment options may

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BCBS SETTLEMENT OFFER IS REAL, BUT DON’T COUNT ON A WINDFALL

Are you among the millions of people who received a letter or email from Blue Cross Blue Shield about a settlement? Did you stop to wonder if it’s legitimate?  It is, but it’s not any kind of windfall to get too excited about. The proposed settlement resolves claims that Blue Cross

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FORMER CAREGIVER INDICTED, CHARGED IN VULNERABLE ADULT ABUSE CASE

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division has resulted in the arrest of a Memphis man on a charge of abusing a vulnerable adult in his care. TBI began its investigation into Denzel Triggs (DOB: 1/19/93) in February, after receiving information from

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AREA HOSPITALS ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT URGING VACINATIONS

Joint Statement from Blount Memorial Hospital, Covenant Health, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Sweetwater Hospital Association, Tennova Healthcare and The University of Tennessee Medical Center  Knoxville, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2021) – The past 18 months have been difficult for everyone in many ways, and the surge in COVID-19 infections over the

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HARDEE’S HIGHLAND SQUARE SCORES 68 ON HEALTH INSPECTION

Hardee’s #1501824 30 Highland Square Crossville, TN 38555 Food Service Establishment Inspection | Routine August 19, 2021 | View Original Inspection PDF Score & Grade: 68 Observations & Corrective Actions 5: Observed employee vomiting in trash can during inspection. Discussed with PIC she was unaware employee had been sick. Employee was sent

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