Lifestyle Changes Could Prevent Disease from Occurring, Save Lives
Nashville, 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.
Drinking alcohol daily may enlarge heart chamber; lead to atrial fibrillation according to American Heart Association
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee Department of Mental Health says Saturday, April 9th is Alcohol Screening Day in Tennessee
Nashville, 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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