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American Heart Association reports African Americans with Healthier Lifestyles had lower risk of High Blood Pressure

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Among African Americans, small health improvements were associated with lower risk of developing high blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

African Americans who had at least two modifiable healthy behaviors at the beginning of the study, compared to those with one or none, researchers found the risk of high blood pressure at follow-up was reduced by 20 percent.

A man checking his blood pressure at an office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

A man checking his blood pressure at an office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

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2017 APSU Volleyball schedule highlighted by Season-Opening Tournament, Nationally-Ranked Teams

 

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APSU Women's VolleyballClarksville, TN – An impressive season-opening home tournament highlights Austin Peay State University’s 2017 Volleyball Schedule released by head coach Taylor Mott, Thursday.

Austin Peay Volleyball releases 2017 Schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball releases 2017 Schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

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American Heart Association says Kicking the Salt Shaker habit may not be enough

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three U.S. regions, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Sodium is an important contributor to high blood pressure, one of the leading causes of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day, which is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of salt.

Salt added at home during food preparation or at the table accounted for a small fraction of dietary sodium. (Copyright American Heart Association)

Salt added at home during food preparation or at the table accounted for a small fraction of dietary sodium. (Copyright American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Opioid Abuse Task Force travels to East Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – On Monday, March 20th, the Opioid Abuse Task Force attended a forum at East Tennessee State University located in Johnson City, Tennessee. 

Dr. Rob Pack presented an overview of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health programs that are designed to improve the health of citizens in their community.  Dr. Nick Hagemeier, who specializes in pharmacy medicine, gave an update on his research activities and outcomes from his program.

 The Task Force also visited a methadone clinic that will be opening this year in Gray, Tennessee. 

Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

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Tennessee Vols meet Georgia Bulldogs in SEC Tournament

 

#9 Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) vs. #8 Georgia (18-13, 9-9 SEC)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | 12:02pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – Seeded ninth, Tennessee heads back to the state capital for the 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday. The Vols meet No. 8 Georgia in the day’s first game at Bridgestone Arena, tipping off at 12:00pm CT on SEC Network.

Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) heads to the Music City looking to make it five consecutive years with an SEC Tournament victory. Last year, the Vols picked up two wins in Nashville, defeating Auburn in the opening game and Vanderbilt in the second round. UT’s short run came to an end in the quarterfinals with a loss to LSU.

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Ginny Gerig, Jenna Panning Win First Game in APSU Beach Volleyball History Sunday

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityBirmingham, ALGinny Gerig and Jenna Panning won Austin Peay State University’s first beach volleyball game taking their No. 1 match against UAB’s Avei Logoleo and Erika Zembyia 21-14, 19-21, 15-13, but the Govs dropped both matches, 5-0 to No. 15 Tulane and 4-1 to tournament host UAB, Sunday afternoon.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball wins it's first game Sunday during loss to UAB. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball wins it’s first game Sunday during loss to UAB. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football signs #1 FCS and OVC Recruiting Class on National Signing Day

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University football team recorded the nation’s best FCS NCAA Division I recruiting class in the country according to 247sports.com after signing 20 future Govs Wednesday morning as part of National Signing Day.

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Schedule released today for APSU Beach Volleyball

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In just 33 days, Austin Peay State University’s inaugural beach volleyball season will get underway in Birmingham, Alabama with the first of 28 matches during the two-month campaign.

The Governors will open their first-ever season in the sand with an eight-day road trip, beginning at UAB’s Blazer Beach Duals in Birmingham, March 4th-5th.

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Tennessee Vols Basketball takes on #4 Kentucky Wildcats at home Tuesday

 

Tennessee (10-9, 3-4 SEC) vs. #4/#4 Kentucky (17-2, 7-0 SEC)

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | 8:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee faces border rival Kentucky on Tuesday night when the fourth-ranked Wildcats visit Thompson-Boling Arena for a 8:00pm CT tip. The 221st meeting between the two programs will air on ESPN.

Kentucky (17-2, 7-0 SEC) represents the sixth ranked opponent that the Vols (10-9, 3-4 SEC) have faced this season. On Tuesday, Tennessee will be seeking its first win over a ranked opponent in 2016-17 while also looking to achieve its 69th win over Kentucky in program history. Of UT’s 68 wins — which are the most against the Wildcats of any collegiate team — 22 have come against a ranked UK squad.

The 221st meeting between the Tennessee Vols and Kentucky Wildcats airs on ESPN's Super Tuesday at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017 – Presidential Proclamation

 

Written by the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

President of the United States SealWashington, D.C. – When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dream with the world atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he gave mighty voice to our founding ideals. Few could have imagined that nearly half a century later, his iconic profile would forever be memorialized in stone, standing tall and gazing outward, not far from where he stirred our collective conscience to action.

In summoning a generation to recognize the universal threat of injustice anywhere, Dr. King’s example has proven that those who love their country can change it.

A foot soldier for justice and a giant of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King lifted the quiet hopes of our Nation with the powers of his voice and pen.

United States President Barack Obama. (Pete Souza)

United States President Barack Obama.

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