We often call 911 when dealing with a health emergency, but policymakers are now considering creating a new, three-digit number to call during a mental health crisis.
According to a recent report from the American Cancer Society, Tennessee needs to do more to fight cancer in the state.
This week, the market will highlight local farmers and their products, and Saturday’s weekly market will feature a salsa bar, cooking demo, Instagram photo contest and children’s scavenger hunt.
The East Coast is experiencing skyrocketing mosquito activity this summer; in fact, they’re two to three times more active, according to AccuWeather.
The country is aging and growing and Tuesday morning in the Senate Health Committee, Senator Alexander said the gap between needed medical professionals and the people who need them may grow. ETSU Quillen College of Medicine’s Chair of Family Medicine, Dr. Reid Blackwelder weighs in.
Some mental health experts and disability advocates believe the spike in autism statistics have more to do with improved diagnostics rather than an actual rise in autism.
A Johnson City physician was disciplined by the Tennessee Department of Health last month for his method of prescribing various medications.
Want to improve the community’s overall health? Focus on improving education and eliminating poverty.
You can learn a lot about people’s values by asking them one simple question – “What would you do if you had an unlimited amount of money?”
Counselor Loren Biggs says the widening cultural acceptance of drinking is contributing to local trends in alcohol abuse.
“I take a really big interest in my clients,” fitness coach Shawn Dunn said recently. “When I sit down with them I explain that it’s going to be a relationship. Because I have relationships with my clients, they get pulled into the family” of clients, he said.
Are you experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and/or fatigue? If so, you’re not alone.
A decade ago, methamphetamine was the largest drug problem in East Tennessee. Today, the slow-killing drug has taken a back seat to a deadlier opioid epidemic, but meth continues to take its toll on the region.
One of the many conundrums emergency doctors and nurses face on a daily basis is whether to treat pain with over-the-counter medication or an opioid.
In an effort to promote health and wellness in the region, the Governor’s Foundation recently named Washington County a candidate for official designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community.