Frieden visited with staff at the headquarters of the Memphis & Shelby County Wellness Department after that toured the Hollywood Health Loop Clinic. Nashville received a $7.5 million federal grant earlier this year, but Memphis received no funding . Meanwhile, Government Health IT reviews: A new program at the Centers for Disease and Avoidance will monitor the progress state health departments are producing in chronic disease avoidance and control by integrating the reviews currently produced by separate systems. The management information program shall monitor data about tobacco control, diabetes prevention and control, healthy communities, and surveillance of state-based behavioral risk factors in every continuing says and territories, for three years initially.Blockbuster new research: Vegetarians are much less healthy than meats eaters in key wellness categories Vegans take notice: A blockbuster new research from Austria which will send shock waves and generate substantial denials among vegetarians has figured people who eat just vegetables are less healthful in key health groups and also have a poorer standard of living than individuals who include some meat within their diets. [Editor’s notice: I don’t necessarily trust every conclusion of the study, but I believed this would be a fascinating item for discussion, among vegetarians even.