10:00 PM Nov 5, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Sriram Bala • Flickr) If current trends continue, it’s estimated nearly one-third of people will have diabetes by 2050.
The arrival of November means it is American Diabetes Month.
8:00 PM Sep 25, 2014
As the debate over immigration policy continues in Tennessee and across the nation, Nashville continues to move ahead with its own efforts to engage and empower immigrants who call the city home.
4:00 PM Sep 24, 2014
(Photo courtesy of M. Kuhlman) Booster seats can reduce injuries during a car crash by 45 percent, but a new survey finds 90 percent of parents move their children to seat belts before they’re big enough.
NASHVILLE – Children often want to act like grownups, but experts said having children ride in cars the way mom and dad do is something that should be put off for as long as possible.
5:00 PM Sep 20, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Images Money • Flickr) New research shows states that have expanded Medicaid are seeing a surge in the number of parents with health insurance, compared to little change in uninsured rates in states like Tennessee that have not opted for expansion.
NASHVILLE – When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states – with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not.
10:00 PM Sep 17, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Antti T. Nissinen • Flickr) Tennesseans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves this summer to give blood. Blood donations typically fall off during summer months as people are busy with outdoor activities and vacations, but the need for blood remains constant.
NASHVILLE – The summer may be winding down, but the need for blood donors in Tennessee is up.
2:00 PM Sep 12, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE – One thing nearly all Tennesseans can agree on is they want good health and independence as they age, and efforts are under way in the state to make sure those opportunities exist today and into the future.
10:00 PM Sep 3, 2014
NASHVILLE – A meal of a burger, French fries and a milkshake tops a list of the most calorie-laden meals served at restaurant chains nationwide.
9:00 PM Aug 27, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Randen Pederson/Flickr) Tennessee parents have one more item to add to that back-to-school checklist, getting the kids in for an eye exam.
NASHVILLE – With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are reminded the eye health of their children is critical to their educational success.
5:00 PM Aug 13, 2014
(U.S. Department of Agriculture • Flickr) According to the Center for Rural Affairs, rural areas have higher percentages of households receiving SNAP benefits than urban areas or small cities.
NASHVILLE – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high.
3:00 PM Aug 10, 2014
TELLICO PLAINS – A special recognition is coming this weekend for a small community that is a gateway to the Cherokee National Forest.
3:30 PM Aug 6, 2014
NASHVILLE – For a rising number of Tennesseans, as they grow older and enter retirement and go through other major life changes, it’s not a time to slow down, but a chance to seek out meaning.
10:00 PM Jul 30, 2014
NASHVILLE – Saturday marked the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the progress made since its passage is being recognized across Tennessee.
1:00 PM Jul 24, 2014
NASHVILLE – A constitutional amendment giving Congress and states control of political campaign spending is moving toward a vote on the U.S. Senate floor, after winning approval last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
1:00 PM Jul 22, 2014
NASHVILLE – More than a quarter-million Tennesseans without health insurance could also lose access to primary care, with Community Health Centers across the state now looking down the edge of a looming fiscal cliff.
8:00 PM Jul 16, 2014
NASHVILLE – From days at the beach to afternoons out biking and hiking, people across Tennessee are eagerly soaking up the sunshine.
2:00 PM Jun 27, 2014
NASHVILLE – Two Tennessee cities are near the top of the latest rankings of the deadliest large cities in the nation for pedestrians.
9:00 PM Jun 25, 2014
NASHVILLE - Less cigarette smoking, soda drinking and physical fighting, but more time at computers and other tech devices. That’s the snapshot from the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Youth Risk Behavior survey.