Clarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave have finalized the schedule for this year’s Spring Fling slated to take place rain or shine on Saturday, May 4th.
Come out and enjoy a day of free, family fun. A bird hikes with the Warioto Audubon Society, wild flower hike led by APSU botanist Rob Shepard and a trail hike led by Suva Batsin from our local chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association.
American Heart Association says adolescents’ poor health behaviors raise risk of heart disease as adults
More than 80 percent of them had a poor diet and many were not physically active.
Dallas, TX – U.S. adolescents’ high levels of poor health behaviors and unfavorable cardiovascular risk factors may increase their chances of heart disease as adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Researchers estimated the current state of cardiovascular health of U.S. adolescents based on the seven cardiovascular health components defined in the American Heart Association’s 2020 impact goals, which include both health behaviors and factors: blood pressure, total cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), blood glucose, healthy diet, physical activity and smoking. The 4,673 adolescents were 12-to 19-years-old and represented about 33.2 million adolescents nationally.
The benefits of eating right were in addition to those from taking preventive drugs, even in countries with varying economic levels.
Dallas, TX – If you have cardiovascular disease , a heart-healthy diet may help protect you from recurrent heart attacks and strokes, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
“At times, patients don’t think they need to follow a healthy diet since their medications have already lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol — that is wrong,” said Mahshid Dehghan, Ph.D., study author and a nutritionist at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. “Dietary modification has benefits in addition to those seen with aspirin, angiotensin modulators, lipid-lowering agents and beta blockers.”
Washington, D.C. – Food is expensive, but preparing your own meals can be healthier and less expensive than eating out.
Get the most for your food budget! There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. The three main steps are planning before you shop, purchasing the items at the best price, and preparing meals that stretch your food dollars. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has published The Angler’s Guide to Tennessee Fish, a new identification guide on the vast variety of fish species in the state. The new guide is currently available at TWRA offices and online at the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org.
Tennessee waters offer opportunities for anglers of all ages, experience and interests. Tennessee has 29 major reservoirs, 19,000 miles of streams, plus thousands of smaller lakes and ponds. «Read the rest of this article»
More than one-fifth of tested Seafood Mislabeled, Incompletely Labeled, or Misidentified by Store or Restaurant Employee
Results Impact Consumer Costs, Food Safety, and Species Protection; Consumers Union Supports Legislation to Prevent Seafood Fraud, Standardize Labeling, Strengthen Seafood Safety
Yonkers, NY - A Consumer Reports investigation reveals that more than one-fifth of 190 pieces of seafood bought at retail stores and restaurants in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut were not what they claimed to be – either mislabeled as different species of fish, incompletely labeled, or misidentified by employees.
Golden Pond, KY – Come out to Land Between The Lakes (LBL) and celebrate nature with an up-close look at all sorts of creatures, especially those that are often underappreciated. Cool and Crawly Critters Day will be at Woodlands Nature Station (NS) Saturday, July 16th, 2011, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
“The Nature Station will be buzzing with opportunities for children to learn first-hand about the benefits of critters that sometimes give us the creeps,” said NS employee Carrie Szwed. “Families will experience a full day of discovery!” «Read the rest of this article»
“When in doubt, throw it out,” says Tennessee public health official
Nashville, TN - Due to power outages experienced in storm and flood-impacted areas across the state, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding affected residents of the importance of food safety.
To ensure public health and wellness, a senior department official is urging individuals to throw away all perishable food that may have been exposed to temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours or more. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – West Kentucky 4-H is offering a 3-day Summer Camp for 4th through 8th graders who love the outdoors.
The camp will take place at the West Kentucky 4-H camp in Dawson Springs, KY from June 27th- June 30th. Children who participate will fish, camp, hike, swim, learn archery and make crafts.
Applications for the camp in June can be picked up at Parent Central Services or at the Christian County Extension Office located in Hopkinsville KY. Deadline for registration is May 16th and orientation will be held on May 17th. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will no longer offer fish (bass and bluegill) for stocking into private ponds and small lakes.
Due to the high cost of raising and distributing private pond fish, in addition to the need to stock more fish into public waters of the state, the agency has decided to discontinue the private pond stocking program. Current pond fish applicants scheduled to receive largemouth bass in the spring of 2011 will be the last for the program. «Read the rest of this article»
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