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TWRA says Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season traditionally starts Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2020 Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets along with boating in a safe and responsible manner.

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year, there were no boating-related fatalities during the holiday weekend for the fifth consecutive year.

Life Jacket - Wear It

Life Jacket – Wear It

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Tennessee Together Student Survey Highlights Opportunity for Parents to Prevent Youth Substance Use

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – Parents have a valuable opportunity to influence their children’s use of substances if they approach the conversation in early middle school grades, but these conversations are only happening for about half of Tennessee youth.  That is one of the primary takeaways highlighted by the first-ever TN Together Student Survey.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

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American Heart Association says High Blood Pressure affects Young, Healthy Medical Students

 

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Almost two-thirds of medical students had above-normal blood pressure and were more than twice as likely to experience clinically high blood pressure compared to the general public, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.  

High blood pressure is typically linked with older age, being overweight, smoking and/or being in general poor health.

Young male medical students were 13 times more likely to develop elevated blood pressure than their female counterparts. (American Heart Association)

Young male medical students were 13 times more likely to develop elevated blood pressure than their female counterparts. (American Heart Association)

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Dodging the Roadkill: What Will It Take?

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – In July of this year, Tennessee joined about 17 other states in implementing a cellphone law.  In the Volunteer state, drivers could face a fine of up to $200.00 for using their cellphone while driving.  Drivers 18 and older will be prohibited from holding or physically supporting a phone while driving.

My “unofficial” observation?  Nothing’s changed.

My brothers in law enforcement tell me that their superiors have told them to just give “warnings” until the general pubic understands the new law.

From 2015 to 2017, Tennessee topped the list for cellphone distracted driving deaths nationwide according to a new study by ValuePenguin of National Highway Traffic Administration data.

Vehicle Accident. (Gephardt Daily, Utah news team)

Vehicle Accident. (Gephardt Daily, Utah news team)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal gives Music Festival Safety Tips

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding music fans to always incorporate safety into their festival plans.

With the official start of summer ahead, music lovers are counting down the days until the kick-off of Tennessee’s outdoor festival season.

Upcoming events like CMA Fest in Nashville (June 6th-9th), Bonnaroo in Manchester (June 13th-16th) and others throughout the year.

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American Heart Association reports Young Binge Drinkers may have Higher Heart Risks

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease than non-binge drinkers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

“Compared to previous generations, the pervasiveness, intensity (number of drinks) and regularity (several times per week) of binge drinking may place today’s young adult at greater risk for more profound rates of alcohol-attributable harm,” said Mariann Piano, Ph.D., R.N., study lead author and Nancy and Hilliard Travis Chair in Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee.

Young men who reported that they repeatedly binge drink had higher systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol while young women who repeatedly binge drink had higher blood sugar levels compared to non-binge drinkers. (American Heart Association)

Young men who reported that they repeatedly binge drink had higher systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol while young women who repeatedly binge drink had higher blood sugar levels compared to non-binge drinkers. (American Heart Association)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Reading Traffic

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the first things I ever noticed about riding a motorcycle was what I saw other drivers doing behind the wheel.  Having to be so aware of my surroundings, I’m able to see what other motorists are doing, BESIDES driving their vehicle.

I guess it’s just the nature of the beast.  You MUST keep your eyes out for danger.  I learned very quickly that most all of the other traffic was driving distracted.  And I don’t just mean the cell phone.  

Everything from putting on makeup, to holding a sandwich in one hand and a drink in the other.  It just seems to be the way of the world, that we must be “multi tasking” while driving.  It sucks for bikers!  

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

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Austin Peay State University Student-Athletes participate in APPLE Training Institute

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Promoting and ensuring student-athlete wellness is a priority for Austin Peay State University, and in January, two student-athletes got the unique opportunity to participate in the APPLE Training Institute, which promotes wellness and substance abuse prevention for all student-athletes.

Sophomore tight end Trey Pruitt, of the football team, and sophomore setter MiMi Arrington, of the volleyball team, along with Athletic Trainer Lindsey Gamble and Academic Coordinator Ryan Combs traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the 2018 APPLE Training Institute.

Austin Peay Student-Athletes went to Charlottesville, VA to take park in the 2018 APPLE Training Institute. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Student-Athletes went to Charlottesville, VA to take park in the 2018 APPLE Training Institute. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police Are Looking for Two Men with Warrants with Extensive Criminal Histories

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are looking for two men, with warrants, involved in a home invasion which occurred on Beech Street, November 25th, 2017, around 9:00pm.

The two men, who knew the victim, forced their way into a Beech Street residence and a fight ensued resulting in a man being assaulted. At one point during the confrontation, a handgun was brandished. The men left the scene prior to officers arrival.

The two men have been identified as: Darius Jaron Kehoe, 23 and Deaundre Maurice Catlett, 28.

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Clarksville Police to increase presence during Holiday Season

 

Holidays can be a Joyful, Yet Dangerous Time of Year

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department will be out in force over the holiday season keeping citizens safe from impaired drivers. CPD Officers will conduct impaired driving saturation patrols, which are partially funded by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, December 15th, 29th, 30th and 31st from 8:00pm to 4:00am.

Saturation patrols involve deploying additional police officers to target roadways during specific time periods to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. The main focus of the officers is to find impaired drivers by looking for erratic driving behavior in addition to traffic violations.

Clarksville Police will be out in force this holiday season keeping our roads safe from impaired drivers.

Clarksville Police will be out in force this holiday season keeping our roads safe from impaired drivers.

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