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Tennessee Medical Association announces Chattanooga Pediatrician as president

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – There’s a new president of the Tennessee Medical Association, and it’s a Chattanooga pediatrician. Dr. Nita Shumaker is only the second woman to hold that position.  She says Tennessee has a major problem with opioids. Last year 60 people died in the United States, every day from the drugs. 1,451 deaths were […]
1 month ago
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CDC to launch awareness campaign warning of opioid dangers

ATLANTA (AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to launch a new ad campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid addiction. CDC acting director Anne Schuchat discussed the problem at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on Wednesday in Atlanta. Schuchat said the rising rate of deaths and […]
10 months ago
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USDA funds telemedicine projects in Hamilton, Marion and Polk Counties

Tennessee's USDA Rural Development Director announced funding for five Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) projects in Tennessee.