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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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Tennessee Department of Health says Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease a Silent, Slow-Acting Killer

 

Lifestyle Changes Could Prevent Disease from Occurring, Save Lives

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Healthcare professionals are seeing evidence of a troubling new epidemic: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a potentially fatal condition that can follow a lifestyle of too little physical activity and a high-calorie diet with too much sugar.

The disease develops gradually as extra fat accumulates in the liver, usually has no early warning signs and causes irreversible harm to one of the body’s most important organs.

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Drinking alcohol daily may enlarge heart chamber; lead to atrial fibrillation according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Despite the common perception that moderate alcohol intake is good for the heart, new research suggests long-term alcohol consumption, even as little as one drink a day may enlarge the heart’s left upper chamber (atrium) and increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Daily, long-term alcohol consumption was associated with a five percent higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation. (American Heart Association)

Daily, long-term alcohol consumption was associated with a five percent higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Increases Anti-Drug Coalitions To Prevent Substance Abuse

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – In counties and communities across Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

These local efforts, funded by the State of Tennessee since 2008, help get the word out about the dangers and consequences of substance use.

Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances.

Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances.

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Clarksville Police release update on motorcyclist found dead on Tiny Town Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On July 2nd, 2016, a Clarksville Police Department patrol officer discovered a crashed motorcyclist near the intersection of Tiny Town Road and Cainlo Drive. The motorcyclist, 29-year-old Jeremy Halstead from Clarksville, was later pronounced dead at Tennova Heathcare in Clarksville.

The driver of a red truck, Joseph Karnes, a 24-year-old Waverly resident, has been arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and Vehicular Homicide.

2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by the victim.

2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by the victim.

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Clarksville Police find dead motorcyclist on Tiny Town Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – A Clarksville Police Department District Three patrol officer discovered a crashed motorcyclist near the intersection of Tiny Town Road and Cainlo Drive at 5:11am today, July, 2nd, 2016.

Officer J. Katz radioed that he could not find a pulse on the individual; the motorcyclist was later pronounced dead at Tennova Heathcare in Clarksville.

Clarksville Police investigate hit and run on Tiny Town Road.

Clarksville Police investigate hit and run on Tiny Town Road.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrests Burglary Suspect Patrick Kraniak

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) have made an arrest and recovered over $50,000 in stolen property and guns.

Patrick Richard Kraniak, 19, was arrested on June 21st, 2016 in connection with an aggravated burglary in the 3500 block of Vickers Road and two aggravated burglaries in the 3700 block of Tarsus Road.

The aggravated burglary on Vickers Road occurred on March 16th, 2016. Seven rifles and shotguns, a gun case, small safe, construction materials, $2000 in cash, and a 2006 Toyota Camry were stolen from the residence.

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Clarksville Police Department reminds citizens not to operate a Boat under the Influence

 

Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water

On the road or on the water, you’re going nowhere if you are impaired

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – With the recreational boating season in full swing, the Clarksville Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on boating under the influence.

The nationwide awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, is a partnership of the Clarksville Police Department, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard with a mission of putting an end to impaired boating.

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

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Clarksville Police release update on Vehicle Accident Involving Pedestrian on Ashland City Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Monday morning, May 30th, 2016 at 1:23am hours, Clarksville Police Department Investigator Larry Harris responded to a crash at US-41A Bypass (Ashland City Road) and Gupton Lane.

A 2014 Nissan Maxima driven by 39-year-old Michael Main from Clarksville was going straight eastbound when it struck 41-year-old Howard Williams from Clarksville.

A vehicle struck a pedestrian on Ashland City road early Monday morning.

A vehicle struck a pedestrian on Ashland City road early Monday morning.

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2016 Boating Season Kicks Off with Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

 

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.

Along with the use of life jackets, TWRA wants to stress the responsible use of alcohol while boating. It is important to consider the effects of drinking and driving whether on water or land. In a boat on the water, the effects of alcohol increase because of external stressors such as engine vibration, wave motion and glare from the sun.

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