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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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Man wanted for HIV exposure turns himself in

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On May 16th, 2011, Joseph Daundrey Thomas is alleged to have engaged in unprotected sex, with a 34 year old woman he met online, knowing that he was infected with HIV. The Clarksville Police Department put out a request for public assistance in locating Thomas on June 21st, 2011.

Thomas has surrendered himself to the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Department. He is currenting in the Montgomery County Jail.

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Clarksville Police are requesting assistance in locating a Man with a Warrant for Criminal Exposure to HIV

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is requesting assistance locating a man with a warrant on file for Criminal Exposure to HIV.

On May 16th, 2011, Joseph Daundrey Thomas (B/M, DOB: 12/9/82) is alleged to have engaged in unprotected sex, with a 34 year old woman he met online, knowing that he was infected with HIV.

Joseph Thomas

Joseph Thomas

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