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Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels Increasing coronavirus infection rates continue to impact Rutherford County and surrounding areas, according to analyzed data from the Tennessee Department of Health. Earlier this month, new COVID-19 case counts in Rutherford County began to climb after plateauing in September. Since Oct. 14, the county’s number …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Pexels Study abroad trips are being canceled nationwide as travel bans are being enforced all over the world. Middle Tennessee State University has decided to pull students from their current trips and cancel most abroad trips set in the summer. MTSU and Education Abroad Administration …

The Tennessee Department of Health and the Metro Public Health Department announced Thursday the first electronic-cigarette related death in the state, after a Nashville man suffered a serious respiratory disease associated with vaping devices and later died. MPHD officials are working with the TDH to investigate the man’s death, and no additional information has been …

Photo courtesy of PBS STDs are on the rise nationally and in Tennessee, according to the 2018 Central for Disease Control’s Annual STD Surveillance Report, published earlier last week. According to the report, which tallies the STD reports from 2014 to present, the rate of reported STDs has risen steadily each year. Reported cases of …

Photo by Gregory French / MTSU Sidelines Archive Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced an “aggressive” and comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis in Tennessee on Monday. The $30 million plan, titled “TN Together,” will focus on three components to fight against the epidemic: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. According to reports by the Tennessean, …