Frank Gluck, The Tennessean

Frank Gluck

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Frank:

Gov. Bill Lee appoints Dr. Ralph Alvarado, a Kentucky state senator, as state health commissioner

Dr. Ralph Alvarado, who takes office on Jan. 16, will succeed Interim State Health Commissioner Dr. Morgan McDonald. → Read More

South Korean firm to spend $3.2B in TN, create 1,000 jobs in what governor calls historic investment

LG Chem plans to spend $3 billion to develop a cathode materials plant for electric vehicle batteries. → Read More

Tennessee's GOP leadership proposes ban on gender-affirming care as first bill for 2023

The proposal bans gender-affirming care for minors and would allow children to later sue their parents for providing them such treatments → Read More

Tennessee's GOP leadership proposes ban on gender-affirming care as first bill for 2023

The proposal bans gender-affirming care for minors and would allow children to later sue their parents for providing them such treatments → Read More

Health officials warn of nasty flu season, 'twindemic' this year

Flu reports in Australia − often a good predictor of the coming season in the Northern Hemisphere − were the worst reported since the start of COVID. → Read More

'It's so important': First lady Jill Biden urges Tennesseans to get vaccinated during stopover

The first lady's visit comes on the same day the Food and Drug Administration approved COVID booster shots for children between the ages of 5 and 11. → Read More

Suncoast Estates residents say half of homes may now be temporarily unlivable after 12-hour beating from Ian

Residents say they need tents, hygiene supplies, generators, water, portable toilets, tarps and water after taking a 12-hour beating from Ian. → Read More

Hit by Hurricane Ian, neighbors (who can) are helping neighbors

The Fort Myers, Florida-area has seen an outpouring of support, particularly from residents who themselves are weathering the storm’s aftermath. → Read More

Vanderbilt clarifies gender-affirming care policies amid conservative attacks

Gov Bill Lee calls for investigation of Vanderbilt University Medical Center transgender care clinic after right-wing writer criticism → Read More

Man turns himself in, charged in Aug. 31 shooting death

Melvin Waters, 48, was charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of Kendrick Frazier, 25, at Paul's Market on Jefferson Street. → Read More

COVID-19 infections rose sharply statewide but more modestly in Davidson County

As of Saturday, the seven-day average of cases in Tennessee was 4,013, compared to the prior week's 2,606 average. → Read More

Tennessee's near-total abortion ban goes into effect Thursday. Here's what to know about the law

An explainer on Tennessee's abortion ban, exceptions and how it might affect other forms of medical care. → Read More

AG: Tennessee included in $450 million opioid settlement against Endo International

Endo, a manufacturer of generic and brand-name opioid products, was accused of downplaying the addictive properties of their products. → Read More

COVID-19 infections rose slightly statewide, dipped in Davidson County last week

As of Saturday, the seven-day average of cases was 2,888 as of Saturday, compared to the previous week's 2,842, the department reported. → Read More

USA TODAY report revisits Nomi Health's contact with Tennessee. Here's the backstory.

A new USA TODAY investigation has found that the company was able to secure no-bid contracts in these states through political connections, despite having no health care experience. → Read More

Metro Health Department identifies fourth monkeypox case. Why this is likely not the next COVID

None of the four infected have required hospitalization. Investigators are reaching out to all people who have may have had contact with the patients. → Read More

COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations rose modestly last week in Tennessee

Confirmed COVID-19 infections rose modestly last week in Tennessee and Davidson County, newly released state data show. → Read More

Tennesseans lag the nation in getting COVID-19 booster shots. Here's why that's a problem

Less than half of Tennessee have received even one COVID-19 booster shot, despite federal recommendations and again-increasing infections. → Read More

'Hopeful chapter' or dangerous 'criminalizing': Tennesseans react to historic abortion ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means Tennessee can enact its near total ban on abortions. → Read More

Tennessee House GOP press Gov. Lee to block state distribution of COVID vaccine for youngest kids

House Republican leadership asked Lee to block state from "distributing, promoting or recommending" the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 → Read More