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American Heart Association says New Market Research showcases need for re-training Health Care Workforce on Blood Pressure Measurement

 

American Heart AssociationChicago, IL – With nearly half of U.S. adults living with high blood pressure, today, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Heart Association (AHA) announced new survey results emphasizing the need for health care professionals to receive consistent and frequent re-training in measuring blood pressure (BP).

About half of health care providers surveyed said they haven’t had re-training in blood pressure measurement after leaving professional school. (American Heart Association)

About half of health care providers surveyed said they haven’t had re-training in blood pressure measurement after leaving professional school. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Blood Pressure better controlled with “MAP” for Doctors

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – A quality improvement program designed to better control hypertension in primary care practices notably improved hypertension control in six months, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017, in San Francisco.

One in three American adults has high blood pressure. That number is steadily climbing, despite the fact that high blood pressure can be easily treated using evidence-based guidelines.

Blood Pressure Check. (American Heart Association)

Blood Pressure Check. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Democrats propose ’10 for TN’ to reduce Gun Violence

 

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Democrats in the Tennessee General Assembly released today a list of 10 proposals to combat gun violence in Tennessee in an email blast to supporters around the state.

“Inaction is no longer an option,” state Representative G.A. Hardaway said. “Moments of silence may demonstrate respect of lives lost, but we can truly honor the deaths of our loved ones, when we follow-up by enacting common sense laws to prevent more tragic killings of innocents.”

'Inaction no longer an option'; time for gun proponents to step up

‘Inaction no longer an option’; time for gun proponents to step up

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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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American Heart Association says National Health Associations issue call to prioritize Blood Pressure Control

 

Evidence shows uncontrolled high blood pressure contributes to major health issues; latest research supports lower blood pressure targets to improve heart health

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Two of the country’s preeminent health organizations, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA), today announced a new nationwide initiative aimed at addressing the growing burden of high blood pressure in the U.S.

Target: BP™ will support physicians and care teams in helping their patients with high blood pressure reach a blood pressure goal of lower than 140/90 mm Hg, based on current AHA guidelines.

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Oncology Welcomes Dr. Olaide Ajayi to it’s Clarksville Office

 

Nationally Recognized Cancer Treatment Team Expands in Clarksville

Tennessee OncologyClarksville, TN – Tennessee Oncology, one of the nation’s leading teams of cancer care specialists, recently announced that Olaide Ajayi, M.D. has joined the medical staff at Tennessee Oncology’s Clarksville location.

He will serve as a medical oncologist and hematologist, providing specialized treatment to cancer patients in their local community. Dr. Ajayi is the latest addition to the more than 60 Tennessee Oncology physicians practicing in 30 locations across Middle Tennessee.

Dr. Olaide Ajayi

Dr. Olaide Ajayi

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