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American Heart Association lists Five Healthy Habits may add more than a decade to life

 

Circulation Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating a healthy diet, regular exercise and not smoking, could prolong life expectancy at age 50 by 14 years for women and just over 12 years for men, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

America is one of the wealthiest countries worldwide, yet Americans have a shorter life expectancy compared with other high-income countries, including Japan, Canada and Norway.

A new study suggests that living a healthy lifestyle during adulthood may extend longevity by 14 years for women and 12 years for men. (American Heart Association)

A new study suggests that living a healthy lifestyle during adulthood may extend longevity by 14 years for women and 12 years for men. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health urges Parents, Coaches to Protect Youth Athletes from Heat

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Have your fun in the sun, but take steps to protect yourself and your family against heat-related illness.

The Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging parents and youth sports leagues to prevent heat-related injuries this summer as part of the observance of National Heat Awareness Day May 25th, 2018.

National Heat Awareness Day is May 25th, 2018.

National Heat Awareness Day is May 25th, 2018.

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American Heart Association reports Heart disease, Stroke less widespread among Foreign-Born vs. U.S.-Born Adults

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Foreign-born adults living in the United States had a lower prevalence of coronary heart disease and stroke than U.S.-born adults in nationally representative data spanning 2006-2014, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Rates of heart disease and stroke are less widespread among U.S. adults who were born in another country. (American Heart Association)

Rates of heart disease and stroke are less widespread among U.S. adults who were born in another country. (American Heart Association)

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Army Public Health tracking possible mumps exposure at Fort Campbell

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Public Health officials from Fort Campbell are investigating possible mumps cases among a Fort Campbell family and are working to notify personnel who may have been exposed, officials said April 24th, 2018.

“Blanchfield Army Community Hospital sent lab results to the Tennessee Department of Health to determine if the case is mumps positive and have started notifying people who may have been exposed as a precautionary measure to limit possible exposure,” said Maj. Simone Edwards, Chief of Public Health Nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Chicks and Ducklings are Risky Easter Gifts

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Baby chicks and ducklings are cute and fluffy, but they aren’t appropriate gifts for Easter. Holding, hugging, or kissing these birds can pose a serious health risk for all ages.

Live poultry commonly carry Salmonella bacteria. While not harmful to the birds, when humans handle birds, the bacteria can spread and cause extreme abdominal upset. In severe cases, the illness requires hospitalization and can be fatal.

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks should not be given as gifts.

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks should not be given as gifts.

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Pre-deployment Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric screening establishes baseline to fight Traumatic Brain Injury

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A short computer-based program that plays more like a memory game than a medical assessment is recording personal data that can help Soldiers affected by traumatic brain injury.

The U.S. Department of Defense introduced the assessment in 2008, across all services for service members deploying to specific areas of operation. The Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric is a computer-based assessment given during pre-deployment screening and is one measure that can be used in evaluating Soldiers for TBI.

Sgt. Benjamin Watts, assigned to the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, completes the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric at the ANAM site on post, September 25th, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Sgt. Benjamin Watts, assigned to the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, completes the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric at the ANAM site on post, September 25th, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Tennessee’s 2018 Status of the Suicide Report Release Announcement

 

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Supports The Suicide Mortality Review and Prevention Act of 2018

Tennessee Suicide Prevention NetworkNashville, TN – The 2018 Status of Suicide in Tennessee provides state legislators, mental health professionals, and the general public with information on the problem of suicide in our state and what is being done to prevent it.

Each year’s edition includes a detailed report on suicide trends within Tennessee, both overall and for various subgroups, featuring the latest statistics available from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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AAA says Don’t Be Asleep at the Wheel, Drowsy Driving

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues. The new research provides an unprecedented analysis of in-vehicle dashcam video from more than 700 crashes, confirming that the danger of drowsy driving soars above official estimates.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver drowsiness was involved in an estimated 1.4% of all police-reported crashes nationwide in years 2011–2015. (AAA)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver drowsiness was involved in an estimated 1.4% of all police-reported crashes nationwide in years 2011–2015. (AAA)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Get to the Heart of the Matter on Valentine’s Day

 

February is American Heart Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN –  On Valentine’s Day people may feel compelled to make public and sometimes pricey displays of love, such as sending flowers to a sweetheart’s workplace, giving chocolates or sweets or taking that special someone out to a lavish dinner.

The Tennessee Department of Health suggests giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of a healthier heart.

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

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It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners from across the state in celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 5th-9th, 2018 renewing the call to each and every Tennessean to be part of our state’s celebration of Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.

“The impacts of tobacco and nicotine addiction in Tennessee go beyond the damage done to the health, quality of life and incomes of people using these products, most of whom got addicted as youth,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 5th–9th, 2018

Tennessee Quit Week is February 5th–9th, 2018

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