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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held May 4th, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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American Heart Association says Eliminating Blood Test may increase availability of Donor Hearts

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A blood test that leads to the rejection of donor hearts may be unnecessary in predicting whether a heart transplant will succeed or fail, according to new research in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.

“Heart transplantation is an incredible therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure, but there are only 2,000-2,400 transplants each year. A lot of focus has been on finding ways to sign up more people as organ donors, but there is also a problem in that only an average of one in three donor hearts are placed,” said Snehal R. Patel, M.D., senior author of the study and assistant professor of medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, New York.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for Cardiac Dysfunction, Heart Failure

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Researchers found that about half of the 1,818 adults in their study of middle-aged and older Hispanics/Latinos had cardiac dysfunction, yet fewer than 1 in 20 participants knew they had a problem.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Statin use differs among Hispanic Adults at risk for Heart Disease

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – In the United States, adults of different Hispanic/Latino backgrounds, at high risk for heart disease, varied significantly in their use of widely-prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The difference was based on whether or not they had health insurance.

“These findings have important implications for preventing disparities in cardiovascular outcomes within the growing U.S. Hispanic/Latino population,” said study lead author Dima M. Qato, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Prepping the patient to draw blood for a cholesterol test. (American Heart Association)

Prepping the patient to draw blood for a cholesterol test. (American Heart Association)

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UT Vols hit the road to take on #14 Kentucky Wildcats, Thursday

 

Tennessee (12-13/5-7 SEC) at #14/#14 Kentucky (19-6/9-3 SEC)

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | 7:01pm ET/6:01pm CT
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee is headed to Lexington for the second edition of this year’s border battle with Kentucky. The Vols meet the 14th-ranked Wildcats on Thursday with tipoff from Rupp Arena set for 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT on ESPN.

Tennessee (12-13, 5-7 SEC) picked up a memorable victory in this season’s first meeting between the two programs, rallying from a 21-point first half deficit to claim an 84-77 win at Thompson-Boling Arena. That victory snapped a two-game losing streak to Kentucky (19-6, 9-3 SEC) and marked one of the largest comeback victories in program history.

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UT Vols Basketball upsets No. 24/18 South Carolina Gamecocks 78-69

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A career-high 36 points from Kevin Punter carried Tennessee to its first win over a ranked opponent in more than a year with a 78-69 victory over No. 24/18 South Carolina Saturday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Vols’ last victory over a ranked foe came against No. 19 Arkansas, a 74-69 win, also at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 13th, 2015.

Tennessee’s leading scorer on the season, Punter’s 36 points marked his third 30-point performance of the year. Six of his eight field goals came from beyond the 3-point line. He was nearly flawless, 14-of-15, from the free throw stripe, part of a 30-for-32 performance at the line for the Volunteers.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) moves the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 78 to 69. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) moves the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 78 to 69. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Volunteers Basketball gets 89-64 win over Gardner-Webb at Thompson-Boling Arena Sunday

 

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Kevin Punter Jr. had 24 points and Devon Baulkman had 22 to lead UT to victory

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A season-high 13 3-pointers and a 34-7 run to close the game propelled the Tennessee Volunteers to an 89-64 win over Gardner-Webb on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee had four players in double figures, led by 24 from Kevin Punter Jr. Devon Baulkman tied a career high with 22, while Robert Hubbs III scored 17. Armani Moore had 15 to accompany his career-high 16 rebounds.

Tennessee led by as many as 19 in the first half on the strength of the efficiency from long range, but the Runnin’ Bulldogs battled back and a jumper from Adonis Burbage at the buzzer cut the advantage to just four at the break, 41-37.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Kevin Punter (0) shoots the ball in front of Gardner Webb Runnin Bulldogs guard David Efianayi (11) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Volunteers won 89-64. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Kevin Punter (0) shoots the ball in front of Gardner Webb Runnin Bulldogs guard David Efianayi (11) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Volunteers won 89-64. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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American Heart Association reports Potassium-Rich Foods cut Stroke, Death Risks among Older Women

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

“Previous studies have shown that potassium consumption may lower blood pressure. But whether potassium intake could prevent stroke or death wasn’t clear,” said Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., study senior author and distinguished university professor emerita, department of epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Blood pressure monitoring workplace

Blood pressure monitoring workplace

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American Heart Association says Young Hispanics often Obese, at higher risk for Heart Diseases

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics  and is severe particularly among young Hispanics, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA).

The first large-scale data on body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Hispanic/Latino adult populations suggests that severe obesity may be associated with considerable excess risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

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51st Transportation Company prepares for road mission in support of Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Normally when you hear about a convoy escort team you hear about how dangerous their missions are, but what does it take to prepare for these long hours on the road?

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 51st Transportation Company, take the necessary steps to ensure their team is always ready to roll. The 2nd Platoon, known as “Lancers,” live by a simple phrase “success of our mission through preparation,” which keeps their equipment at 100 percent.

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon (Lancers), 51st Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, in support of Task Force Lifeliner, gather around in a team huddle after prepping their mine resistant ambush protected vehicle as part of preparation for upcoming missions, Dec. 22, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon (Lancers), 51st Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, in support of Task Force Lifeliner, gather around in a team huddle after prepping their mine resistant ambush protected vehicle as part of preparation for upcoming missions, Dec. 22, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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