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Tennessee Department of Mental Health says Saturday, April 9th is Alcohol Screening Day in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – Many Tennesseans enjoy an adult beverage from time to time as a way to unwind and relax. But when that occasional drink or substance use becomes more and more frequent, it can be cause for concern.

In recognition of National Alcohol Screening Day April 9th, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is encouraging all Tennesseans to take a short online assessment to determine if their alcohol use is leading to abuse.

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American Heart Association says Moderate Drinking has risks and benefits, however, heavy drinking heightens Short and Long term risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationPhoenix, AZ – Drinking alcohol is associated with an immediate higher risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. The risk lessens and can become protective after 24 hours for moderate drinking but remains high for heavy drinking, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

The study, a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of previous research, will also be published simultaneously in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

There may be an immediate risk of having a stroke or heart attack after drinking any alcohol, but moderate intake produces some protective health benefits within 24 hours. However, heavy drinking may increase both short- and long-term heart and stroke risks. (American Heart Association)

There may be an immediate risk of having a stroke or heart attack after drinking any alcohol, but moderate intake produces some protective health benefits within 24 hours. However, heavy drinking may increase both short- and long-term heart and stroke risks. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Police Department releases Alcoholic Beverage Commission Operation results from January 28th, 2016

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, January 28th, 2016, Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Agents of the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit conducted compliance checks on businesses targeting the sales of alcohol to underage persons.

For the first time in over a year, of the 18 businesses checked, there was 100% compliance.

Clarksville Police conducted alcohol compliance checks with 18 businesses Thursday, January 28th.

Clarksville Police conducted alcohol compliance checks with 18 businesses Thursday, January 28th.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Winter Weather Presents Unique Health Challenges

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – With the first serious cold weather storm front of 2016 headed toward Tennessee tonight, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents about the need for increased efforts to protect themselves, their families and their friends from winter weather-related harm.

“We all need to take these potentially deadly winter weather activities and storms seriously, and use warnings as an opportunity to prepare and think differently than our normal routine to prevent a tragedy,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennesseans Urged to Protect Themselves, Their Families and Their Friends during Winter Weather.

Tennesseans Urged to Protect Themselves, Their Families and Their Friends during Winter Weather.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to increase Enforcement during Christmas Holiday

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Department of Transportation stress positive impact of Increasing Seat Belt Fines

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Commissioner Bill Gibbons of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOS&HS), Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Director Kendell Poole called the increase in seat belt fines an effective additional tool to curb traffic fatalities in the state.

As of January 1st, 2016 the fine for seat belt violations will more than double. The fine for a first offense seat belt violation will be raised to $25.00 and the second and subsequent offense will be $50.00.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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NASA reports Comet Lovejoy releasing Alcohol into Space

 

Written by Bill Steigerwald
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Comet Lovejoy lived up to its name by releasing large amounts of alcohol as well as a type of sugar into space, according to new observations by an international team. The discovery marks the first time ethyl alcohol, the same type in alcoholic beverages, has been observed in a comet.

The finding adds to the evidence that comets could have been a source of the complex organic molecules necessary for the emergence of life.

Picture of the comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on 12 February 2015 from 50km south of Paris. (Fabrice Noel)

Picture of the comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on 12 February 2015 from 50km south of Paris. (Fabrice Noel)

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Allstate Insurance says Parent’s Distracted Driving Habits Influence Teens behind the Wheel

 

New report shows teens’ distracted driving not necessarily the problem after all

Allstate InsuranceNashville, TN – A new report from The Allstate Foundation unveiled some new information about teen driving habits. The report shows that not only are many parents unaware that their teens are speeding, driving distracted or while under the influence, they may be learning these habits directly from their parents.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Students to take Care in Selecting Off-Campus Housing

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Each year, college and university students living both on- and off-campus experience fire-related emergencies nationwide.

Since January 2000 through June 2015, there have been 170 college/university fire fatalities across the U.S. with a majority of those fire deaths occurring in off-campus housing, according to information compiled by Campus Firewatch.

Those off-campus housing fire deaths had common factors including a lack of automatic fire sprinklers, missing or disabled smoke alarms, careless smoking habits, and the misuse of alcohol — which impairs judgment and hampers evacuation efforts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Special Operation Unit along with ABC Agents seize $35,000 worth of Beer

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 39th, 2015, Alcohol Beverage Control Agents, along with Narcotics Agents of the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operation Unit, conducted an alcohol search warrant at the Golf Club Food Mart at 2116 Golf Club Lane, seizing the entire beer inventory.

The store has been cited for selling alcohol to persons under 21 on four different occasions, dating back to May of 2014.

Clarksville Police seize $35,000 of Beer from Golf Club Food Mart at 2116 Golf Club Lane.

Clarksville Police seize $35,000 of Beer from Golf Club Food Mart at 2116 Golf Club Lane.

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TWRA announces 7th Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend to be held June 26th-28th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 26th-28th. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held on the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Operation Dry Water is being held for the seventh year after being started by the NASBLA in 2009.

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