Health

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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Entertainment

VACINATED REBA MCENTIRE CONTRACT COVID-19

Singer Reba McEntire recently shared on TikTok that she and her boyfriend, actor Rex Linn, both tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. The country superstar said being sick was not fun at all and urged her fans to be as safe as possible. “This has been

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Health

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS TENNESSEE ABORTION WAITING-PERIOD

A full panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled in favor of Tennessee’s mandatory 48-hour waiting period for abortions. “Every woman should have the information she needs to make the healthiest choice for everyone involved in a pregnancy,” said Denise Harle, senior counsel with Alliance

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