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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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Want to be a doctor? Check out APSU’s pre-professional programs

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The journey to becoming a health care professional, such as a dentist or a medical doctor, begins with a student’s freshman year in college. That’s when they plan out their undergraduate careers, making sure they take the right courses and complete the needed volunteer hours to get into a graduate program. It’s often a daunting process, but at Austin Peay State University (APSU), students have a partner in their journey thanks to the school’s pre-professional health program.

Recent APSU graduate Waqas Ahmed was a pre-professional student at APSU.

Recent APSU graduate Waqas Ahmed was a pre-professional student at APSU.

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American Heart Association says Limited Health Literacy is a major barrier to Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment

 

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Limited healthy literacy is a major barrier blocking many people from achieving good cardiovascular health or benefiting from effective treatment for heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Health literacy is essential to navigate the health care system, use medication effectively and improve heart-healthy behaviors. (American Heart Association)

Health literacy is essential to navigate the health care system, use medication effectively and improve heart-healthy behaviors. (American Heart Association)

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Three Tennessee Schools to Receive $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers

 

Tennessee Selected by National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced today the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), with Chairman Jake Steinfield, has selected Tennessee for its 2018 DON’T QUIT! fitness campaign.

“I am incredibly grateful to Jake Steinfeld and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils for helping improve the health and lives of children in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “Encouraging our children to be physically active now can lead to a lifetime of good habits and help them grow into healthy adults. I thank Jake and his team for this generous opportunity.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Get to the Heart of the Matter on Valentine’s Day

 

February is American Heart Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN –  On Valentine’s Day people may feel compelled to make public and sometimes pricey displays of love, such as sending flowers to a sweetheart’s workplace, giving chocolates or sweets or taking that special someone out to a lavish dinner.

The Tennessee Department of Health suggests giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of a healthier heart.

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

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Frazier Allen: Tune in to levels of control

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Know what you can tweak to find your ultimate retirement income mix.

As much as some of us would like to control everything, the truth is we can’t. Many retirees harbor a distant fear that their money may not last as long as they need it to.

When it comes to something as important as your retirement income, knowing what you can control and by how much may help save your energy for the things you can change.

Frazier Allen

Frazier Allen

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Walk Across Tennessee with Healthy Clarksville

 

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will kickoff program June 3rd at Downtown Market

Healthy ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Looking for a fun, easy way to ramp up your organization’s wellness program? Or get a personal improvement project started?

Then join Healthy Clarksville/Mayor’s Fitness Council for Walk Across Tennessee. Developed by University of Tennessee Extension, the Walk Across Tennessee campaign is designed to get Tennesseans on the path to health and fitness.

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New USDA Flexibility on School Meals is Really a Rollback says American Heart Association

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments regarding the USDA’s announcement on “regulatory flexibility” for the school meals program:

“The USDA’s less rigid stance on school nutrition standards is a rollback masquerading as ‘flexibility.’ 

In the last five years, nearly 100 percent of the nation’s schools have complied with updated school meal standards. Kids across the country have clearly benefited from these changes.

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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Frazier Allen: You Are What You Think

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Research shows that 90% of your happiness is determined by your mindset, meaning only 10% is affected by external factors – be that your job, finances or health. It might be hard to believe, but happiness and contentment have as much to do with how you perceive life as anything else.

Whether it’s aging, an approaching lifestyle change as retirement nears, or a general waning of zest for life, there’s a wealth of research and ideas that suggest a more optimistic outlook is within your reach.

An optimistic outlook can enhance your health, your work and your daily life.

An optimistic outlook can enhance your health, your work and your daily life.

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American Heart Association says Better Nutrition and Active Play in Early Care and Education is Critical to Healthy Futures

 

Statement from National Organizations Working to Improve the Health of Young Children

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – For many young children, their first time down a slide or their first time trying new vegetables are in preschool or child care settings.  Young children thrive, grow and begin to develop a lifetime of habits in these early years—that is why it is so important we reach kids in early care and education settings.

Several states have made significant strides in ensuring all young children have the building blocks they need—nutritious foods and plenty of active play—for a healthy life.

Better Nutrition and Active Play is Key to Children's Healthy Futures

Better Nutrition and Active Play is Key to Children’s Healthy Futures

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