Babies http://wfpl.org en Tennessee Requiring Hospitals to Report Babies Born Addicted to Drugs http://wfpl.org/post/tennessee-requiring-hospitals-report-babies-born-addicted-drugs <p>A new study showing a major increase in Tennessee babies born addicted to drugs has prompted the state Health Department to require hospitals to report that information. A health department working group found the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, has increased ten-fold over the past decade. NAS can result from a mother’s drug use, including alcohol and withdrawal drugs like methadone. Henry County Medical Center's Rhonda Carnell says it’s important for healthcare providers to know the signs.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Angela Hatton 2804 at http://wfpl.org Tennessee Requiring Hospitals to Report Babies Born Addicted to Drugs