Clarksville, TN - I was the victim of a random assault two weeks ago.
While walking to dinner in Nashville, I was confronted “face to face” by a homeless man. He was EXTREMELY drunk.
So,instead of just walking past him, or sidestepping him, I decided to let my ego overload my good judgement. I told him to “step off” and he punched me in the face.
Now I Lay Me Down To …
Nashville, TN – Sleep is not a luxury; it is a basic health need long known to affect a person’s ability to think and function.
Increasingly scientists and researchers are learning more about other values of sleep that may impact health and help improve and extend lives. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – While swimming is a fun way to beat the heat and be physically active, thousands of Americans get sick every year due to germs found in the places where we swim.
“We can all help keep our swimming areas safe this summer by following a few easy steps,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD. “Taking precautions like showering before swimming and never letting children swim without supervision helps prevent illness and injuries.”
Clarksville Police Department releases Alcoholic Beverage Commission Operation results from May 15th, 2014
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Agents of the Clarksville Police Departments Special Operations Unit conducted ABC operations targeting sales of alcohol to minors. Compliance checks were completed on 11 stores with 3 of those stores being cited for selling of alcohol to minors.
These operations are ongoing. Agent Tanner Pew is the lead investigator.
Washington, D.C. – Everyone, on all types of boats, should wear properly-fitted life jackets, or personal flotation devices (PFD) says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). By wearing a life jacket, you can dramatically decrease your chances of drowning while boating. “Wear It!” every time you’re on the water.
Recreational boating can be a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. And making safety a priority can ensure that boating stays fun.
Clarksville Police Department releases Alcoholic Beverage Commission Operation results from April 18th, 2014
Clarksville, TN – On April 18th, 2014 Agents of the Special Operations Unit (SOU) conducted ABC operations targeting sales of alcohol to underage persons.
15 Stores were checked resulting in 4 stores (26 %) being cited for sales to persons under 21 years old. Agent Tanner Pew is the lead investigator.
These operations are ongoing. There is no further information at this time. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – The risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia compared to those who don’t have trouble sleeping, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
The risk also seems to be far greater when insomnia occurs as a young adult compared to those who are older, said researchers who reviewed the randomly-selected health records of more than 21,000 people with insomnia and 64,000 non-insomniacs in Taiwan.
Tennessee Department of Health says preparation for Spring Break should include focus on Health Protection
Nashville, TN – In a few weeks, thousands of students from across Tennessee will arrive at spring break destinations, primed for fun and adventure. How those students plan and prepare for these trips may affect their immediate safety and future health.
“One of the biggest concerns for every spring breaker should be protection against skin cancer,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Exposure to ultraviolet rays, whether on a ski slope, sandy beach or tanning bed, puts you at increased risk for melanoma, a skin cancer that is painful and deadly.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will continue its commitment to provide increased enforcement, public awareness and reduce the loss of life and property on state roadways through grant programs in 2014. Funding was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office (GHSO).
The Sober Up TN Program allows the THP to allocate additional hours for state troopers to patrol the interstates, conduct sobriety checkpoints, perform bar checks and educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving.
Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, January 12th, 2014 at approximately 12:41am, on Peachers Mill Road just past the bridge, a motorcycle traveling South driven by Andrew S. Hafen, age 24 of Clarksville, departed the roadway and crashed.
The driver apparently failed to negotiate the slight curve as he approached Hidden Springs Court just past the bridge. «Read the rest of this article»
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