Dr. Adam Huggins practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A task force of state health officials is trying to reverse an alarming rise in the number of Tennessee babies born addicted to drugs.
Babies born wiith addictions often spending many days in the hospital as they go through the painful withdrawal process.
Dr. Adam Huggins, an OB-GYN at Summit Medical Center, says he’s definitely seen an increase in the number of drug addicted newborns. He says it’s physically hard on the child and emotionally difficult for the medical staff that cares for them.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A tax expert is warning state officials that Tennessee will be among the hardest-hit states if federal officials don't resolve the so-called fiscal cliff.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Dr. Stan Chervin updated Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials yesterday, saying states that depend heavily on sales taxes for revenue would feel the most stress if tax breaks are not extended.
Chervin is a senior research consultant with the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 800 medically fragile newborns are cared for each year by an organization launched in Tennessee more than a decade ago with the help of former Titan offensive tackle Fred Miller.
Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee conducts more than 4400 home visits a year to follow the growth of at-risk babies to the age of 2.
Executive director Vicki Beaver says her nurses are ready to take a phone call from moms in need of assistance 24 hours a day.