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Consumer Reports Warns Against the Risks of Radiation Overexposure from Unnecessary CT Scans

 

Researchers Estimate at Least Two Percent of All Future Cancers in the U.S. Will Stem from CT Scans Alone – That’s Approximately 29,000 Cases and 15,000 Deaths Per Year

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – X-rays have been used for almost 120 years and computed tomography, or CT scans, were introduced in the 1970’s. These newer scans allow doctors to see with unprecedented precision the inner workings of the human body through the use of multiple X-ray images.  Their use has grown from fewer than 3 million per year in 1980 to more than 80 million today.

CT scans emit a powerful dose of radiation, in some cases equivalent to about 200 chest X-rays, or the amount most people would be exposed to from natural sources over seven years.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Officers Gather to Support of a Local Girl Diagnosed with Leukemia

 

We Are Jenna Strong

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 9:30am, Officers from the Clarksville Police Department gathered to take a photo for Jenna King.

Jenna King is a local 9-year-old girl who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. She immediately began her treatments and will be receiving Chemotherapy treatments for the next two years.

Detective Candace Rundle came up with the idea because she knows Jenna King’s family personally.

Clarksville Police Deputy Chief Parr presents Jenna King with the CPD Coin and the CPD Patch.

Clarksville Police Deputy Chief Parr presents Jenna King with the CPD Coin and the CPD Patch.

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Tennessee Titans take on Arizona Cardinals at LP Field Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (5-8) vs. Arizona Cardinals (8-5)

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 | 3:25pm CST
LP Field | Nashville, TN | TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (5-8) play their first home game since November 14th, hosting the NFC Wild Card hopeful Arizona Cardinals (8-5). The kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) was flexed from its original time and now is scheduled for 3:25pm CST on Sunday, December 15th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on Fox, including Nashville affiliate WZTV Fox 17. Justin Kutcher will handle play-by-play duties while Charles Davis provides analysis and Kristina Pink reports from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans on the road Sunday to face Indianapolis Colts

 

Tennessee Titans (5-6) vs. Indianapolis Colts (7-4)

Sunday, December 1st, 2013 | Noon CST
Lucas Oil Stadium | Indianapolis, IN | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (5-6) play their second of three consecutive road games this week, traveling to Indianapolis to face the AFC South’s first-place Indianapolis Colts (7-4). Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium (capacity 63,000) is scheduled for 1:00pm EST/noon CST on Sunday, December 1st.

This is the second Titans-Colts matchup in three weeks. On Thursday night, November 14th, the Titans hosted the Colts in a primetime game, only to fall by a final score of 30-27. They now look to break a streak of four consecutive losses to the Colts and earn their first win in Indianapolis since 2007.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take on the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field Thursday Night

 

Tennessee Titans (4-5) vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-3)

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | 7:25pm CST
LP Field | Nashville, TN | TV: NFL Network/WZTV

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the national spotlight descends upon Tennessee as the Titans (4-5) host the first-place Indianapolis Colts (6-3) on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:25pm CST on Thursday, November 14th.

The two clubs are separated in the AFC South standings by two games. They play twice in the next three weeks, with the rematch scheduled for Sunday, December 1st at Indianapolis.

Chris Johnson (28) breaks away from St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Titans defeated the Rams 28-21. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Johnson (28) breaks away from St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Titans defeated the Rams 28-21. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans are on the road Sunday to take on the Indianapolis Colts

 

Tennessee Titans (4-8) at Indianapolis Colts (8-4)

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 • Noon CT
Lucas Oil Stadium • Indianapolis, IN • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (4-8) play their last of three consecutive games against AFC South opponents, as they travel to play the Indianapolis Colts (8-4). Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium (capacity 63,000) is scheduled for noon CT on Sunday, December 9th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF News-Channel 5. Ian Eagle will handle play-by-play duties while Dan Fouts provides analysis. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Caring at Christmas for Coley” fundraiser for girl with leukemia

 

"Caring at Christmas for Coley"Clarksville TN – It’s the season for giving, and there’s no better gift, than the gift of life.  One Clarksville girl understands that all too well.  Coley Moore, a server at Ruby Tuesday, was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year and is in need of financial assistance to help pay medical bills brought on by the illness.

This Saturday, December 8th, when you dine at the Madison Street Ruby Tuesday, twenty percent of all non-alcoholic proceeds will go to Coley.  Coupons are available at Appleton Harley-Davidson on the 41-a bypass, and at Ruby Tuesday the day of the event.  The coupons are necessary to give Coley credit. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Register of Deeds Connie Bell to take Leave of Absence for Medical Reasons

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Connie Bell, Register of Deeds, wishes to inform the citizens of Montgomery County of the temporary physical absence from her office due to the need for a stem cell transplant.

After a lengthy battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, her physicians feel this procedure is the best course of action to hopefully cure her of this illness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Acute Anemia linked to silent Strokes in Children

 

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – Silent strokes, which have no immediate symptoms but could cause long-term cognitive and learning deficits, occur in a significant number of severely anemic children, especially those with sickle cell disease, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2011.

One-quarter to one-third of children with sickle cell disease have evidence of silent strokes in their brains, according to Michael M. Dowling, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. «Read the rest of this article»

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Task Force Red Knight Soldiers join fight against cancer

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell
3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKhowst Province, Afghanistan – One team, one fight.  It’s a phrase commonly heard throughout the ranks of Soldiers across the Army.  The phrase “one team, one fight” recently took on new meaning for a group of Soldiers in Task Force Red Knight.

The Soldiers are members of 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment who found out that two of their Soldiers’ family members have been diagnosed with cancer.

To make matters even worse, both family members are children.

One of those children is 3-year-old Ryan Downey. She is the daughter of Spc. William Downey, a cannoneer assigned to Battery A, 3rd Bn., 320th FA Reg. Ryan has been diagnosed with leukemia.

U.S. Army Maj. Richard Smith, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, uses a pair of clippers to shave the head of U.S. Army Capt. James Wade, a native of St. Petersburg, FL, and civil affairs officer, 3rd Bn., 320th FA Reg., at Forward Operating Base Salerno here Sept. 4th.  The Soldiers have also raised money for the families to help ease their financial burden. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Army Maj. Richard Smith, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, uses a pair of clippers to shave the head of U.S. Army Capt. James Wade, a native of St. Petersburg, FL, and civil affairs officer, 3rd Bn., 320th FA Reg., at Forward Operating Base Salerno here Sept. 4th. The Soldiers have also raised money for the families to help ease their financial burden. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

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