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Land Between the Lakes gives Summer Safety Tips

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers provide their annual list of summer safe habits for outdoor recreation.

“We want everyone to have fun while they’re here,” explains Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Captain Duane Cameron. “Practicing safe habits makes all the difference.” Cameron asks visitors to keep safety in mind while enjoying Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and neighboring communities.

Entrance sign to Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

Entrance sign to Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

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Clarksville Police Department reminds boaters – Don’t let boating under the influence sink a good time

 

Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – As the July 4th holiday approaches, law enforcement will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence. The Clarksville Police Department will be conducting heightened awareness and enforcement of boating under the influence laws as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

In partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the Clarksville Police Department is working to increase boater awareness of the hazards associated with boating under the influence, and decrease the number of accidents and deaths attributed to impaired boating and other unsafe boating practices.

Clarksville Police Department to take part in Operation Dry Water, June 30th through July 2nd.

Clarksville Police Department to take part in Operation Dry Water, June 30th through July 2nd.

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TWRA says Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.

Annually, the Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year, there were not any boating-related fatalities over the holiday weekend for the second consecutive year. There were six reported accidents, four of which resulted in injuries.

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Nearly 1 in 5 with highest cardiac risk don’t think they need to improve health according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Nearly one in five people who reported the greatest number of cardiac risk factors did not believe they needed to improve their health, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

While most people in the study at the highest risk for a heart attack were more likely to agree on needed health improvements, more than half of those perceiving this need identified barriers to change, which were most commonly lack of self-discipline, work schedule and family responsibilities.

A Canadian study found that nearly one in five of those at highest risk for a heart attack did not believe they needed to improve their health. (American Heart Association)

A Canadian study found that nearly one in five of those at highest risk for a heart attack did not believe they needed to improve their health. (American Heart Association)

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United States Army to issue PT bracelet with 24/7 fitness tracking, remote mentoring

 

U.S. Army Public Affairs

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – U.S. Army officials on Saturday announced it will soon field a personal fitness bracelet that will allow Army leaders to track their Soldiers’ fitness in real time.

The technology will enable Army leadership to monitor their Soldiers’ activity level, physical location, and intake of foods, liquids, and other substances. It also allows leaders to provide remote mentoring in real time, according to Dr. Duke McDirkington, the lead scientific advisor from the U.S. Army’s Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, and the co-chair of the Army’s Physical Training Belt Task Force.

Army officials on Saturday announced it will soon field this personal fitness bracelet that will allow Army leaders to track their Soldiers' fitness in real time. The technology will enable Army leadership to monitor their Soldiers' activity level, physical location, and intake of foods, liquids, and other substances. (U.S. Army)

Army officials on Saturday announced it will soon field this personal fitness bracelet that will allow Army leaders to track their Soldiers’ fitness in real time. The technology will enable Army leadership to monitor their Soldiers’ activity level, physical location, and intake of foods, liquids, and other substances. (U.S. Army)

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American Heart Association says Long-Term Heavy Drinking may Age Arteries over time

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Drinking too much, can affect the elasticity of the arterial walls (arterial stiffness) and prematurely age the arteries, interfering with blood flow.

Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, compared to consistently moderate drinkers. (American Heart Association)

Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, compared to consistently moderate drinkers. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Police handle multiple calls Saturday night/Sunday morning

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police nightshift patrol officers were kept busy Saturday night and Sunday morning with numerous calls-for-service that included vandalism with a firearm and a vehicle crashing into a house.

Officers investigated a report of shots fired around Paddock Place Apartments on Union Hall Road at 9:25pm. Five vehicles were found with bullet damage. Witnesses reported a slim black or Hispanic male, dressed in black, running from the scene.

Vehicle leaves roadway and crashes into house on Meredith Way early Sunday morning.

Vehicle leaves roadway and crashes into house on Meredith Way early Sunday morning.

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Ring in the New Year Safely with AAA’s Great Pretenders Party Guide

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – To help host safe celebrations this New Year’s Eve, the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation has released a new edition of The Great Pretenders Party Guide.

This guide includes flavorful, nonalcoholic recipes from prestigious AAA Diamond-rated establishments and, most importantly, includes tips for providing a safe, memorable, and responsible environment for your guests.

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AAA says Celebrate The Holidays Safely By Planning Ahead

 

Tow to Go service available December 23rd – January 1st

AAAKnoxville, TN – More than 103 million Americans will travel for the year-end holidays including a record number by car (93.6 million). When you add the accompanying holiday celebrations, that record number of motorists will face an increased threat of impaired driving next week.

AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to plan ahead if they will be celebrating with alcohol. This means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab, staying where you are celebrating or finding another safe way home like the Tow to Go program.

Celebrate the Holidays Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate the Holidays Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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American Heart Association says Inherited Taste Perceptions may explain why some people eat too much Salt

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Inherited differences in taste perceptions may help explain why some people eat more salt than recommended, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

“Genetic factors that influence taste aren’t necessarily obvious to people, but they can impact heart health by influencing the foods they select,” said lead author Jennifer Smith, B.S.N., R.N., a Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

Reduction in Salt Consumption Recommended. (Copyright American Heart Association)

Reduction in Salt Consumption Recommended. (Copyright American Heart Association)

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