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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to celebrate Women’s History Month

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – For the sixth annual Women’s History Month exhibition, the Customs House Museum is featuring the work of contemporary female photographers and an installation by award-winning artist Sher Fick. Both shows fall under the theme of “family”.

Another Helper By Kelly Hider.

Another Helper By Kelly Hider.

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American Stroke Association says Vaccines may lower Kids’ Stroke Risk

 

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationSan Diego, CA – Routine vaccinations may reduce the higher risk of stroke in children that is associated with common infections, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014 in San Diego.

In a large, international study, researchers are examining the link between infections and ischemic stroke – those caused by a clot blocking blood flow in or near the brain. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Stroke Association reports awareness, response key for Stroke in Children

 

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationSan Diego, CA – Parents and healthcare professionals must be aware that children can have strokes and be prepared to respond to symptoms, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

As in adults, warning signs of stroke in children are: sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg; sudden difficulty in speaking; sudden problems in seeing; sudden difficulty walking; dizziness; or sudden onset of headache.

Think FAST

Think FAST

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Why No One Ever Asks You for Parenting Advice – Reality Check

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – My friend called me for parenting advice the other day. I was in shock. She said, “I had to call you; you’re the only one who’d understand.” Ooh, I thought, this should be good. She continues, “Charlie (not his real name) got in trouble for fighting today and I don’t know if I should punish him.”

She goes on to describe her dilemma. She wants to teach him right from wrong. She wants him to be a good person. She also doesn’t want to punish him unfairly if he was the one being bullied (which her son claims.) She wants to be a good mom. She is a good mom. But good parenting isn’t always clear-cut. «Read the rest of this article»

 

American Heart Association says Children’s Cardiovascular Fitness declining Worldwide

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Many kids don’t run as far or fast as their parents did, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.

The decline in running fitness may indicate worse health in adulthood, the researchers said.

Boy holding basketball with others in background. (Copyright American Heart Association)

Boy holding basketball with others in background. (Copyright American Heart Association)

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1st Annual Operation Warm-Up Saturday, November 9th

 

Serenity House Women’s Shelter, Inc. - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 9th, 2013, Serenity House Women’s Shelter, Inc. is sponsoring the 1st Annual Operation Warm-Up at the Evangelic Temple Church of God in Christ Fellowship Hall.

As the winter months approach us, our hearts and minds turn to those in our community who may be less fortunate; those who spend their days on the streets, and if there is space, their nights in a shelter.

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Clarksville Police Union “Clothe a Child” event Saturday

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 14th 2013, at the Sango Wal-Mart, at 8:00am, the Clarksville Police Union will be taking fifty under-privileged children clothes shopping. Each child will get to spend $100.00.

The children have been selected from 10 elementary schools spread throughout Montgomery County. The event will last no more than (1) one hour. Detective Tyler Barrett urges anyone to come out to assist and that the event should be fun for all involved.

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Helping Your Child Become a Reader

 

U.S. Department of EducationWashington, D.C. – Without doubt, reading with children spells success for early literacy. Putting a few simple strategies into action will make a significant difference in helping children develop into good readers and writers.

Through reading aloud, providing print materials, and promoting positive attitudes about reading and writing, you can have a powerful impact on your child’s literacy and learning.

Reading well is at the heart of all learning. Children who can’t read well, can’t learn. Help make a difference for your child.

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers happy to help kids at Camp SOS

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – A small group of soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” volunteered for an important mission. This mission requires them to agree to lock up their cars and cell phones. They must break contact with their friends and families.

For a week, they will live in modest cabins filled with other people at Camp Hinsch near Fort Campbell and cannot leave. Yet, they are enjoying every minute of it.

Volunteer camp counselor Pvt. Matthew Watson, 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), leads the blue team in a timed team challenge to lower the hoop to the ground in unison without dropping it July 11th, at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Volunteer camp counselor Pvt. Matthew Watson, 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), leads the blue team in a timed team challenge to lower the hoop to the ground in unison without dropping it July 11th, at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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American Heart Association says Elevated blood pressure increasing among Children, Adolescents

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The risk of elevated blood pressure among children and adolescents rose 27 percent during a thirteen-year period, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Higher body mass, larger waistlines and eating excess sodium may be the reasons for the elevated blood pressure readings, researchers said.

High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and kidney failure — accounting for about 350,000 preventable deaths a year in the United States.

Obesity and excess salt are associated with elevated blood pressure in children ages 8-17. (Copyright American Heart Association)

Obesity and excess salt are associated with elevated blood pressure in children ages 8-17. (Copyright American Heart Association)

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