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Nearly 800 hospital employees furloughed in last week amid

Details: Maury Regional Health also announced plans to furlough 340 workers. A spokesman for the hospital says, as they saw a spike in the need to treat COVID-19 …

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Close contact exposure, quarantine orders: What Tennessee

Details: Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey encourages people to answer contact tracers and give them as much information as possible, so officials can identify potential spreaders of the virus.

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1,235 COVID-19 cases, 160 deaths reported at Tennessee

Details: UPDATE (7-3-20) The Tennessee Department of Health has released the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths at nursing homes across the state. …

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345 cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Tyson Foods

Details: Metro Health officials confirmed at least 90 COVID-19 cases at the Tyson Foods plant in Goodlettsville and officials are continuing to monitor and investigate a cluster of cases.

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COVID-19 infects 17 Tennessee nursing homes WZTV

Details: The Tennessee Department of Health has released a list of nursing homes that have been infected with coronavirus. The statewide list first came out on April 10 and is updated each day at 2 p. m.

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Tennessee hospitals implement restrictions amid growing

Details: Health officials said these are the best ways to prevent illnesses from spreading: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. …

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State releases COVID-19 guidelines for Tennessee

Details: "The health and well-being of both the professional salon industry and its clientele is a top priority, and the best way to help ensure that is to always practice great salon and personal hygiene

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Vanguard settles massive lawsuit claiming it failed to

Details: A large health company is agreeing to settle a multi-million dollar lawsuit after claims that it failed to provide Tennessee nursing home residents with proper care, resulting in infections and in

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Tennessee healthcare exec sentenced to nearly 2 years in

Details: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- A Tennessee health care executive has been sentenced for her role in a $4. 6 million Medicare kickback scheme involving durable medical equipment. Brenda Montgomery, 71

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Vanderbilt nurse's error killed patient, hospital under

Details: The hospital is now undergoing an ongoing review to "protect the health, safety and welfare of patients serve by the facility." Here's a statement from Vanderbilt:

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What's being done to get people in rural Tennessee areas

Details: State health leaders say they’re experiencing a slowdown in vaccine uptake for the first time in the coronavirus pandemic. Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey says

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LIST: Free drive-through COVID-19 testing locations

Details: The Tennessee Department of Health has released their list of drive-through COVID-19 testing sites opening this weekend. 16 testing events will …

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Shocking violations at Cigna-Healthspring WZTV

Details: If you've ever been frustrated by your health insurance company, you're not alone.A FOX 17 news investigation uncovers details about a national health insurance company based right here in

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Metro Health Department issues order mandating masks

Details: The Metro Public Health Department has released details regarding Public Health Order 8, which mandates the use of facial coverings or masks. The …

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State of the State: Teacher raises, $250M mental health

Details: In an effort to combat mental health challenges in schools, the governor wants to create a $250 million mental health trust fund for K-12 students to place mental health support services in …

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Tennessee Dept. of Health: Half of COVID-19 cases are from

Details: Exactly half of all COVID-19 cases in Tennessee are from unknown sources, the Tennessee Department of Health announced Tuesday. Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said in earlier

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Tennessee reports 3,500 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, 31 new

Details: UPDATE (10-25-20) The Tennessee Department of Health reported an additional 3,500 novel coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the state's total to …

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Feeling the pressures of the pandemic: Suicide hotlines

Details: The pandemic combined with an expected economic downturn may lead to a rush of mental health struggles. According to a report from McKinsey, …

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Brentwood mom takes control of her health as elective

Details: In the path forward, with tornadoes, the coronavirus pandemic, and racial unrest, regular health concerns for many have been on the back burner …

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Tennessee receives over $2 million in grants for fight

Details: NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Tennessee over $2 million to help fight against COVID-19. 29 health …

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Some Nashville residents who have been vaccinated have

Details: NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) reports of the nearly 300,000 residents who have received at least one dose of …

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Tennessee among states impacted by rapidly growing

Details: Health leaders say children younger than 5-years-old, adults 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from a Salmonella infection.

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'Pray for our state': 15 COVID-19 assessment centers to

Details: Just an hour after health officials confirmed 52 cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee promised to have 15 coronavirus assessment sites open by the end of …

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Can Tennesseans be forced to wear a mask

Details: And the Commissioner of the Department of Health, acting under statutory authority to promulgate rules to prevent the spread of disease, Tenn. Code Ann. 68-1-201, 68-5-104, has given local health

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COVID-19 is rapidly spreading in Tennessee's rural

Details: Tennessee health officials said more counties and rural areas are in the red zone for coronavirus this week. “There are now 10 metros and 24 counties on …

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Letters posted on AT&T building in downtown Nashville

Details: The health and well-being of the people who work at or visit 333 Commerce is our most important priority. We continue to monitor the situation closely, …

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Dickson nursing home patient tests positive for COVID-19

Details: The company states it is following protocols as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Dickson County Health Department to …

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Tennessee to start mass COVID-19 testing on 70,000 nursing

Details: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said the state will start testing all residents and staff at nursing homes. There are more than 700 long-term long care facilities in the state and more than 70,000

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Tennessee Department of Health has Coronavirus test kit

Details: NASHVILLE, Tenn. --As health officials nationwide continue to prepare for a potential Coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) …

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Tennessee: Coding error caused 300 people to be

Details: Tennessee health leaders blame supply, ice storm for slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout TBI investigating Lincoln County officer-involved shooting Washington Post …

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21 Tennessee counties have no hospital as Decatur County

Details: DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Decatur County General Hospital has announced it's closing its doors. This comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a global public health emergency. The Board of

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Congressman Dr. Mark Green demands answers from Mayor

Details: Update: Brian Todd with the Metro Health Department contacted FOX 17 News to state there was a typo in the department's initial release of the …

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Amid global outbreak, World Health Organization says

Details: The World Health Organization has officially declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic — a worldwide spread of a new disease. At least two factors of …

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Man who threw Fashion House party in E. Nashville enters

Details: UPDATE (8-14): Attorneys for a man charged with violating health orders after throwing a house party in East Nashville say he has entered a conditional plea. Jeffrey Mathews entered a …

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HHS announces $315,481,757 in Provider Relief Funds for

Details: The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the distribution of $315,481,757 in Provider Relief Funds to safety net hospitals in Tennessee. This …

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Rutherford County testing locations for COVID-19 no longer

Details: UPDATE (3/20 at 4:17 p. m. ) Rutherford County officials say the list of COVID-19 testing locations released Thursday no longer have tests available. In a …

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Dr. Piercey: Second Tyson Plant in Middle Tennessee

Details: This statement was released last Friday: The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) continues to investigate and monitor a cluster of COVID-19 cases associated with the Tyson plant in …

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Metro Health Dept. revises Safer at Home Order; adds

Details: The Metro Public Health Department announced revisions to the Safer at Home Order for residents of Nashville and Davidson County. Dr. Michael Caldwell, Director of the Metro Public Health

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Governor sees telehealth as solution as texts to mental

Details: Governor Bill Lee is pushing for Tennesseans to use telehealth and other resources to deal with an increasing mental health problem in the state. …

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Chinese restaurant caught washing supplies in lake had

Details: Metro Public Health experts and restaurant owners say while health inspections are very important, inspectors cannot constantly watch a restaurant and …

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23 COVID-19 related deaths confirmed at Gallatin nursing

Details: The Tennessee Department of Health reported 15 total coronavirus related deaths to residents of Sumner County, which is the most per county in the state.

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Case of COVID-19 confirmed in Shelby County, mayor says

Details: There is a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Shelby County, the Shelby County Mayor's Office confirmed to FOX 13. According to the health …

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New Oregon law allows students to take 'mental health days

Details: Mental health experts say it is one of the first state laws to explicitly instruct schools to treat mental health and physical health equally, and it comes at a time educators are increasingly

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Household contacts of Tennessee's first novel coronavirus

Details: Health officials said these are the best ways to prevent illnesses from spreading: Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap

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Tennessee healthcare organizations call on lawmakers to

Details: Tennessee healthcare organizations are calling on Gov. Bill Lee and state lawmakers to ban flavored vaping products. E-cigarettes are facing backlash as health officials investigate a growing

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Push to end lifetime healthcare for Metro Council members

Details: Councilmembers Tonya Hancock, Erin Evans and Freddie O’Connell are sponsoring a bill that would increase councilmembers criteria to receive lifetime health coverage for their family.

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Metro Board of Health selects new Director of Health WZTV

Details: The Metro Health Department serves about a 700,000 population with a budget of $69 million. Metro Council still has to approve Dr. Caldwell’s contract for it to be finalized.

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New crisis treatment center open for mental health

Details: NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Starting Saturday, a 24/7 mental health center is open in Nashville, offering treatment for those in extreme mental distress. The idea is to take the people who are

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Medical price gouging: How to battle your bill WZTV

Details: The Institute of Health finds some hospitals set charges 10 times higher than their actual cost. No wonder medical bills are blamed for the majority of bankruptcies.

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