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Preventing the Flu

The flu feels familiar, doesn't it? It comes around every year, mainly in the winter. Most of us have had it at least once in our lives. And every year, we get the same admonition to get a flu shot. It all seems pretty routine.

But it isn't, really. More than 30,000 Americans were hospitalized for the illness during the 2017-18 flu season. And because flu strains mutate and evolve, there's no guarantee that healthy people won't catch it.

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radioCarole Myers
Housing and Health

When you think about the factors that control health and wellness, you might think about diet, exercise or vaccinations. But do you think about housing? On this episode of HealthConnections, we explore the ways housing – or the lack thereof – affects the health of individuals and their communities.

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What's Next for Navigators?

Navigators help uninsured Tennesseans choose health coverage on the individual marketplace. The federal government plans to cut funding for that program for the second year in a row. The Trump Administration argues the program has been successful, and fewer people need the help. Health insurance advocates say it's too soon to consider navigators obsolete.

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radioCarole Myers
Together Healthy Knox

In this edition of HealthConnections, Community Health Council chair Lara Fleming and Knox County Health Department's Erin Read stop by to tell Dr. Carole Myers about the upcoming community health assessment, what they plan to study for the next assessment, due in 2019, and the council’s work.

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radioCarole Myers