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Tennessee Department of Health says Parents need to discuss Sexually Transmitted Diseases with their Children

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Sex. It’s a difficult topic for many parents to discuss with their children, but those conversations may save a life or prevent pain and suffering from a sexually transmitted disease.

“There are more than 20 sexually transmitted diseases and while all are preventable, not all are curable,” said Carolyn Wester, MD, MPH, medical director of the TDH HIV/STD Section. “Some are deadly, some can cause permanent damage to the reproductive and nervous systems, and some can cause bouts of pain for the rest of a person’s life. Unfortunately too many children become sexually active at very young ages, so it’s important for parents to provide accurate information earlier than later, and to help their children understand the consequences of their actions.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health joins Community Partners to offer Free Testing for National HIV Testing Day

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins a coalition of health providers and other partners across the country taking part in National HIV Testing Day Friday, June 27th.

As part of this effort to raise awareness and promote prevention of HIV, TDH is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to provide free HIV testing at sites across Tennessee June 26th-28th. TDH encourages all sexually active Tennesseans, regardless of age, to get tested for HIV. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health sees fewer Tuberculosis cases, but says case complexity on the rise

 

World TB Day Symposium to Address Challenges, Share New Tools

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The number of confirmed cases of tuberculosis, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, reached a historic low in Tennessee in 2013. However, many TB cases seen in Tennessee in recent years are complex and more challenging for health care providers to treat.

As part of the observances of World TB Day March 24th, TDH is working to remind Tennesseans that TB is a significant public health concern. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says HIV/AIDS is still here, still preventable

 

World Aids Day is December 1st, 2013

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The world changed dramatically in 1981. IBM sold its first personal computer loaded with MS DOS software. The space shuttle Columbia made its inaugural flight. MTV brought music videos into living rooms.

Just when it appeared technology was making life better for nearly everyone, doctors in San Francisco, CA were baffled by an illness that defied all known treatment. That frightening, incurable disease would soon become known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers new programs for area youth

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks & Recreation hosts two programs at all the Burt-Cobb and Crow community centers in to reach help mentor and aide middle school and high school-aged members of the community.

The Burt-Cobb Community Center is home to the Dream Chasers Group Mentoring Program each Tuesday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Dream Chasers is focused on helping at-risk youth, ages 13-17 in a small group atmosphere. Teens can enjoy free pizza courtesy of Little Caesar’s and talk about their lives with mentors who can provide positive influences. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 6th, 2013

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Service Celebration
  • Dream Chasers
  • Spring Adult Softball/Kickball Meeting Scheduled
  • Making a Difference
  • Nominate a Coach TODAY!

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department to help at-risk youth and adults

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN -  Clarksville Parks and Recreation will begin hosting programs at all three community centers in the New Year to help reach at-risk youth and adults.

The Burt-Cobb Community Center will begin the Dream Chasers Group Mentoring Program on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013.  Dream Chasers is focused on helping at-risk youth, ages 13-17 in a small group atmosphere and will meet weekly from 4:00pm until 5:30pm at the Burt-Cobb Center. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation has new programs to help at-risk youth and adults

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation will begin hosting programs at all three community centers in the New Year to help reach at-risk youth and adults.

The Burt-Cobb Community Center will begin the Dream Chasers Group Mentoring Program on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013.  Dream Chasers is focused on helping at-risk youth, ages 13-17 in a small group atmosphere and will meet weekly from 4:00pm until 5:30pm at the Burt-Cobb Center. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Getting To Zero” AIDS Deaths is goal of World AIDS Day 2011

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is collaborating with community partners across the state to promote the importance of HIV prevention and treatment through planned activities for World AIDS Day on December 1st, 2011. This year’s theme is “Getting to Zero,” Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.

“The first step in getting to zero is for all sexually active people to know their HIV status,” Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, said. “World AIDS Day is an excellent opportunity to emphasize the importance of making HIV testing a routine part of health care and of everyone knowing how to prevent receiving or transmitting the virus.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AmeriCorps Stories: How 9/11 Changed My Life

 

Corporation for National and Community ServiceWashington D.C. – In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck America a decade ago, hundreds of AmeriCorps members stepped forward to help, offering assistance to the injured, serving as family caseworkers, and helping those displaced from Ground Zero find housing and other services. For many, their service was a life-changing experience, inspiring them to pursue lives of public service.

All across the country, the events of that day and the heroism of our first responders inspired thousands of then-teenagers and 20-somethings to give back. Many voluntarily enlisted during wartime and knowingly risked their lives to protect our country. Others chose to serve their country through AmeriCorps, meeting vital community needs in education, health, disaster relief, and other areas. All have upheld the virtues of honor, sacrifice, and selflessness that have always been the source of America’s strength. «Read the rest of this article»

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