Health Information Tennessee
Health Information Tennessee is advancing access to better health information and is poised to become the "go to place" for health information in Tennessee. Tennessee health data have never been as accessible as they are now through HIT - a dynamic, user-friendly information service featuring online access to reliable health data and information that's fast and easy to use.
HIT provides online access to official State of Tennessee data for births, deaths, population, nursing home and hospital facilities, featuring Data Query - that can provide users with customized tables, graphic bar or pie charts, area plots and trends from the Tennessee Department of Health data based on user-specified election of variables (i.e., year, age, population, ICD-10, race, sex, and county). A variety of selected tables, reports, county profiles and links to a wide range of resources for health information are also provided.
HIT is a public information Website that disseminates Tennessee health related data interactively for use by the public, researchers, educators, students, community health organizations and other interested parties. The Health Information Tennessee Web site is a service provided by the Tennessee Department of Health.
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Lyme Disease Support Network of Middle Tennessee
This organization provides information and support for people who have (or might have) Lyme Disease and other tick-borne related illnesses. Lyme Disease is becoming more and more common in Tennessee. The disease is spread by tick bites, but it can be hard to diagnose and treat. Early symptoms can include rashes, fever, malaise, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint aches, and others. Later symptoms (which can occur a month or more after the tick bite) can include fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain with or without arthritis, numbness, tingling, burning, itching, tremor, muscle twitching, Bell's palsy, vision problems (e.g., double vision), sensitivity to light or motion or sound, balance problems, short-term memory loss, sleep disturbance, nausea or vomiting, and others. The support group holds monthly meetings. Please click on the link above for additional information, including dates, times and location of meetings. The photo above is of a deer tick, one of the major carriers of Lyme Disease.