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Tennessee Department of Health says Women need to Make Health a Top Priority

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 12th – 18th, 2019.

This nationwide initiative brings awareness to the importance of women’s health and empowers women to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier and happier lives.

National Women's Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2019.

National Women’s Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2019.

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Clarksville Leaders attend Veterans Affairs Suicide-Prevention Academy

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNWashington, D.C. – Leaders from Clarksville and Middle Tennessee gathered in the nation’s capital last week to continue working on a public health strategy to prevent suicide among soldiers, veterans and their families.

The policy academy was convened by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Last week Clarksville Group attended VA Suicide-Prevention Academy in Washington D.C.

Last week Clarksville Group attended VA Suicide-Prevention Academy in Washington D.C.

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Trump Administration Backs Marsha Blackburn’s Bill to Protect the Unborn

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Trump administration has announced the decision to issue a rule prohibiting the use of federal funds from going to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule accomplishes the same goal as S. 105, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, the first bill Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) introduced in the United States Senate.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital earns accreditation for Centering Pregnancy prenatal program

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recently earned site accreditation for its Centering Pregnancy prenatal care program, officials announced September 25th, 2018.

“We’re very proud of our team members for achieving this milestone. It represents their commitment to our expectant mothers and their babies as this achievement demonstrates they receive safe, quality care. We are honored to provide military service members and their family members the best prenatal experience available at our hospital,” said Col. Anthony McQueen, hospital commander.

BACH Centering Pregnancy participants meet September 6th  to show off their babies and share their birth stories during a Centering Pregnancy reunion. Centering Pregnancy is a prenatal care method that combines traditional one-on-one health assessments, interactive learning and community support. Spouses and partners may also attend the group sessions to learn and offer support as pregnant women connect and learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery and life with a new baby. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

BACH Centering Pregnancy participants meet September 6th to show off their babies and share their birth stories during a Centering Pregnancy reunion. Centering Pregnancy is a prenatal care method that combines traditional one-on-one health assessments, interactive learning and community support. Spouses and partners may also attend the group sessions to learn and offer support as pregnant women connect and learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery and life with a new baby. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Frazier Allen: Where Medicare Falls Short

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – It’s never too early to start thinking and planning for retirement, especially when it comes to the top three expenses: housing, transportation and healthcare. You may have a clear vision of your ideal retirement, but that dream could fade if unexpected healthcare costs start to eat away at your hard-earned retirement savings.

The fact is, even with Medicare, quality healthcare can come with a hefty price tag. There are still premiums, copayments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses that must be accounted for.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

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Frazier Allen: Risk Management Demystified

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Let’s face it: Life is a risk. That’s why risk management is a crucial part of a long-term financial plan. When it comes to investments, we’re talking diversification and asset allocation. When it comes to your family, health, property and income, we’re talking insurance.

But what kind of coverage do you really need? Take a deeper look at four useful types of policies.

The Right Mix of Coverage to Live with Confidence.

The Right Mix of Coverage to Live with Confidence.

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American Heart Association reports New Risk Assessment Tool May Better Predict Dynamic Risk of Heart Disease

 

The new tool is an extension of the ACC/AHA ASCVD Risk Estimator

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – A new assessment tool—the Million Hearts® Model Longitudinal ASCVD Risk Assessment tool—funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association— is designed to help predict the 10-year risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASVCD) and how that risk may change over time as preventive treatments are initiated.

The tool is an extension of the ASCVD Pooled Cohort Equation first published in the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Properly Fluoridated Community Water Important For All Tennesseans

 

Written by John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH
Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner

and Wendy Long, MD, MPH
TennCare Deputy Director

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee strongly encourages communities to fluoridate their water supplies to reduce the impact of oral disease on our kids’ physical, emotional and economic well-being, in particular the impact to our state’s most vulnerable children.

Community water fluoridation is a proven prevention strategy fundamental to health equity and optimal health for all and the science is clear: Fluoride provides substantial benefits throughout our lives at a low cost, with $1.00 spent on fluoride saving $38.00 in future dental treatment costs.

Tennessee Department of Health and TennCare support the recommendation of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of drinking water.

Tennessee Department of Health and TennCare support the recommendation of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of drinking water.

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Teen Pregnancy in Tennessee Continues to Decline

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is observing National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in communities across the state this May to raise awareness about the impact of teen pregnancy as well as education and prevention efforts.

Special emphasis was given on May 4th, 2016 when TDH joined partners from across the country in celebrating the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

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Frazier Allen: Beware of Costly Surprises in Retirement

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Achieving a successful retirement requires not only planning for what you want to go right, but also for what might go wrong.

Many investors have found that retirement can bring on unwelcome surprises, some of them significant enough to derail a retirement plan.

Healthcare Costs: Expert estimates of what a couple spends during retirement for healthcare range from $400,000 to well over $1 million.

Planning ahead can help you get the jump on some of these surprise costs.

Planning ahead can help you get the jump on some of these surprise costs.

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