Nashville, TN – Even with the availability of naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, and fewer prescription drugs being diverted, the number of Tennesseans who die each year due to drug overdoses increased again in 2014.
The total of overdose deaths rose by nearly 100, from 1,166 in 2013 to a record-setting 1,263 in 2014. If those numbers are hard to comprehend, consider this: more people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee last year than were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
Fort Campbell, KY – Over 185 medical Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started the process to earn the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge at the Medical Simulation Training Center here July 27th.
In the end, only 25 Screaming Eagle Soldiers stood in line at the Lozado Physical Fitness Center this morning to be awarded the coveted badge.
Many medical Soldiers who sport the EFMB will say it’s one of the most challenging things they have accomplished in their careers, and the proof is in the numbers.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies were recognized tonight at the Montgomery County Commission Meeting for saving lives through the use of CPR and automated external defibrillators in three different incidents.
In the first incident on June 27th, Deputy Joshua Gardner arrived to a Gip Manning Road residence where a man was found unresponsive.
Take Precautions To Avoid Electric Shock Drowning
Nashville, TN – For thousands of Tennesseans, summer means spending time with family and friends while swimming and boating. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is ensuring residents have a safe summer by inspecting Tennessee’s public marinas and docks and reminding Tennesseans to take steps to prevent electric shock drowning (ESD).
Earlier this year, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office began the first-ever inspections of the electrical wiring and equipment of Tennessee’s more than 300 public marinas and docks.
Bridgestone Americas rounds up for better heart health; raises $230,000 for the American Heart Association
Nashville, TN – In just six months’ time, Bridgestone retail customers across the nation have raised $230,000 for the American Heart Association in a charitable effort benefiting the health nonprofit.
All 2200 Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works tire and automotive service centers across the nation participated in the Round Up program from October 2014 through March 2015, through which all customer transactions are rounded up to the nearest dollar as an optional donation.
Nashville, TN – A new video is capitalizing on the popularity of a cappella – and a Nashville group who’s achieved national fame – to help teach people how to perform Hands-Only CPR.
It features Nashville’s own Street Corner Symphony interrupting a family dinner with a classic disco song. The message is two-fold: call 911 when you see a teen or adult collapse, and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive.”
Nashville, TN – Many public pools in Tennessee and around the country open for the season on Memorial Day. While swimming is a fun way to be active and beat the heat, thousands of Americans get sick every year from germs found in pools and other swimming places.
The Tennessee Department of Health joins the observance of Healthy and Safe Swimming during the Memorial Day Weekend to spread the word about helping keep swimming sites safe and healthy.
American Heart Association reports Most Americans don’t know common stroke signs, but an app can help
Nashville, TN – If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know the signs of stroke.
Only 8 percent of those recently surveyed in the American Stroke Association/Ad Council Stroke Awareness Continuous Tracking Study could identify each letter in F.A.S.T., an acronym of the most common stroke warning signs.
Next Volunteer Orientation Class March 3rd
Clarksville, TN – Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies.
Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, the vital work is made possible by community volunteers.
Biggest-ever National Wear Red Day features buildings, people, places going red for women’s heart health; many local activities coming
Nashville, TN – The Middle Tennessee skyline will take on a special heartwarming red glow next Friday.
Twenty-two local buildings will be lighting up red as part of the 12th annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6th, as part of the biggest Go Red celebration ever in Middle Tennessee. This icon day of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is the day when everyone Goes Red across the nation to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer.
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