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Tennessee Department of Health says Talk with your Health Care Provider about Breast Cancer Screening, Rick Factors

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women in the United States.

With nearly 4,700 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Tennessee every year, the Tennessee Department of Health encourages residents to talk with a health care provider on when to schedule their annual mammograms. Mammography screening should begin no later than age 50.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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CDC reports Adult and Teen Obesity Rates hit all-time high

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate the adult obesity rates in the United States are now a staggering 40 percent while youth obesity rates grew to 20 percent for 12-to-19-year-olds.

An all-time high, these rates and the persistent disparities across different race-ethnicity groups further elevate public health concerns about how our nation can prevent and reduce obesity.

American Heart Association calls for transformative change to reverse trends in obesity. (American Heart Association)

American Heart Association calls for transformative change to reverse trends in obesity. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Police Department adds Naloxone to Their Rapid Deployment Bags

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is adding Naloxone as part of the Life-Saving tools in their rapid deployment bags. Every officer carries a rapid deployment bag in their vehicle. The initial purchase of 210 bags was funded by Veterans United Foundation through a $10,857.90 donation and contained spit mask, tourniquet, trauma shears, bandage, chest seal, and gauze.

Later, the Police Department purchased 50 more bags, for an additional $1925 so all officers would have a bag in their vehicle.

Naloxone added to Rapid Deployment Bags that are in every Clarksville Police Officer's vehicle.

Naloxone added to Rapid Deployment Bags that are in every Clarksville Police Officer’s vehicle.

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Citizens Police Academy Alumni helps Clarksville Police Department kick off Child Passenger Safety Week

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Citizens Police Academy Alumni provided the perfect kickoff for Child Passenger Safety Week 2017 by generously donating $1,000 worth of child safety seats to the Clarksville Police Department.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. Every 33 seconds in 2015, one child under the age of 13 was involved in a crash.

Citizens Police Academy Alumni’s Generosity Helps Clarksville Police Department Kick Off Child Passenger Safety Week, September 17th-23rd, 2017

Citizens Police Academy Alumni’s Generosity Helps Clarksville Police Department Kick Off Child Passenger Safety Week, September 17th-23rd, 2017

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance encourages Teen Drivers, Parents to Get Smart About Auto Insurance

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the back-to-school season underway, many teen drivers are taking the wheel and driving themselves to class for the first time. 

Before handing over the keys, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to do their homework on auto insurance and talk to their teens about the importance of responsible driving.

TDCI shares the following tips from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to help keep teen drivers safe and parents’ costs down

TDCI shares the following tips from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to help keep teen drivers safe and parents’ costs down

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Tennessee Department of Health says Vaccines are Not Just for Children

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Preventing an illness is always better than trying to treat it once it occurs. That’s why doctors with the Tennessee Department of Health encourage people of all ages to talk with their healthcare providers about the immunizations needed for lifelong protection.

“Vaccines aren’t just for kids. They provide protection against many potentially serious and preventable illnesses that can strike an individual, a family or a community without warning,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Immunizations Prevent Serious Illnesses throughout Life.

Immunizations Prevent Serious Illnesses throughout Life.

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American Heart Association says Renewed Trend in Movie Tobacco Scenes Disturbing

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C.American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on “Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies — United States, 2010–2016:”

“Based on previous trends, we thought tobacco use in film would soon play its final scene. This latest CDC study indicates a troublesome plot twist.

The Surgeon General has concluded that there is a causal relationship between depictions of smoking in the movies and the initiation of smoking among young persons.

The Surgeon General has concluded that there is a causal relationship between depictions of smoking in the movies and the initiation of smoking among young persons.

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CDC reports Opioid prescribing is still high, varies widely throughout the United States

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWashington, D.C. – The amount of opioids prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010 and then decreased each year through 2015, but remains at high levels and varies from county to county in the U.S., according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In 2015 six times more opioids per resident were dispensed in the highest-prescribing counties than in the lowest-prescribing counties. This wide variation suggests inconsistent prescribing practices among healthcare providers and that patients receive different care depending on where they live.

Graphic shows a map of the US. Counties in the US vary regarding the amount of opioids prescribed per person. The amount of opioids prescribed per person varied widely among counties in 2015. «Read the rest of this article»

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 5

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 5 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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American Heart Association Applauds Drop in Youth E-Cigarette Use

 

Latest National Tobacco Survey Spotlights Need for Continued CDC Funding, Strong FDA Regulation

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products.

The survey revealed that from 2015-2016, the number of middle and high school current tobacco users decreased (from 4.7 million in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2016), and e-cigarette use among these students declined for the first time (from 3 million in 2015 to just under 2.2 million in 2016):

2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that from 2015-2016 e-cigarette use among these students declined for the first time.

2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that from 2015-2016 e-cigarette use among these students declined for the first time.

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