Nashville, TN – Legislation that would ban the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol in Tennessee continued to move forward in the legislature this week in Nashville. House Bill 404 would make it a Class A misdemeanor offense to sell the product, which is currently pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Palcohol, which is the brand name for the new product, was approved last year by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau before the agency rescinded that decision over labeling issues. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Health urges Everyone to Protect Themselves and Others from Cold Weather Deaths
11 Tennesseans tragically lost to hypothermia since start of 2015
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to stay warm and protect themselves, friends and family members from deadly hypothermia as another round of severe cold weather impacts the state.
A preliminary review of January and February 2015 fatalities indicates more than one-third of 30 cold weather-related deaths in Tennessee have been attributed to hypothermia, caused when the body’s core temperature drops to unsafe levels.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are warning residents that alcohol and certain drugs increase the risk for hypothermia.
The condition occurs when the body’s core temperature drops to 95° or lower and its effects can be deadly.
A total of 13,419 hypothermia-related fatalities were recorded in the U.S. in the last decade. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Police Department releases Alcoholic Beverage Commission Operation results from February 11th, 2015
Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Agents of the Clarksville Police Departments Special Operations Unit conducted compliance checks on nine businesses targeting sales of alcohol to underage persons. Four of the businesses checked were cited for selling alcohol to underage persons.
Captain Craig Gipson, the Special Operations Unit Commander, stated, “Since January 1st, forty-three businesses have been checked for compliance with ten businesses or 23 percent being cited for selling alcohol to underage persons. While the majority of businesses comply with the law, any business selling alcohol to underage persons is unacceptable.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Winters in Tennessee can be very unpredictable.
That’s why the Tennessee Department of Health urges everyone to be prepared for dangerous weather, the risk of hypothermia and other winter health concerns. «Read the rest of this article»
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.
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