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Tom Wilemon avoided jargon like "social determinants," instead revealing the tragedy behind... more »
posted 02/18/13
Tennessee is a state with an obesity epidemic, a fact that a team of reporters at The Tennessean... more »
posted 07/16/12

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Experts debate whether fast food trumps soul food as a contributing factor to diabetes in the south.

Savitri R. Matthews, director of programs for the American Diabetes Association in Nashville, is walking proof that people can succeed in warding off the disease. Matthews used to weigh 296 pounds. Now, she weighs 138.

Dialysis is lifeline for many as kidney failure in Tennessee has doubled in the last two decades.