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Tennessee National Guard still Testing for COVID-19 at Nissan Stadium Site

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – In March, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee authorized the activation of the Tennessee National Guard to assist with the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Since then, the Guard has been teaming up with the Department of Health and various other state and local agencies to combat the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in communities throughout the state.

Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the Nissan Stadium COVID-19 testing site, in downtown Nashville, Aug. 21. Since March, over 2,000 Tennessee National Guardsmen have been activated in some capacity to assist their communities in the fight against COVID-19. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the Nissan Stadium COVID-19 testing site, in downtown Nashville, Aug. 21. Since March, over 2,000 Tennessee National Guardsmen have been activated in some capacity to assist their communities in the fight against COVID-19. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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APSU alumna Patricia Hammock launches website amid pandemic to help people find jobs they want, advance careers

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Stories about people thriving in the world are rare these days. And how will they cope with a post-COVID-19 Coronavirus society. Businesses continue to struggle, and many Americans are still unemployed. Students and workers will need the right place to sharpen their professional toolset. 

Austin Peay State University alumna Patricia Hammock. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University alumna Patricia Hammock. (APSU)

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Clarksville writer Matt Schorr to hold Book Launch at Hudubam Book Traders

 

Hudubam Book TradersClarksville, TN – Matt Schorr’s stories are – in a word – unique.

Other authors spin yarns featuring noble vampires or grade school wizards. Some relay tales of heartache, struggle or adversity faced by real people in real settings.

Many weave together narratives describing historical figures battling for their place in the history books.

Matt writes about zombie whales and re-animated T-Rex skeletons.

Matt’s latest novel, "That Time I Saved the Universe."

Matt’s latest novel, “That Time I Saved the Universe.”

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Montgomery County Driver Safety Program receives Booster Seats

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Driver Safety Program recently received booster seats from MeHarry Medical College on a grant they received through the Tennessee Governors Highway Safety Office. The Drivers Safety Program received 290 booster seats to distribute to local elementary schools.

Each of the 24 Clarksville Montgomery County School System’s (CMCSS) elementary schools received seats, varying in size and age capacity for discretionary distribution.

(L to R) Marci Oliver, School Resource Officer; Amy Williams, Pisgah Elementary School Assistant Principal, Sergeant Jimmy Brown; and Lisa McClain, Montgomery County Driver’s Safety Administrator.

(L to R) Marci Oliver, School Resource Officer; Amy Williams, Pisgah Elementary School Assistant Principal, Sergeant Jimmy Brown; and Lisa McClain, Montgomery County Driver’s Safety Administrator.

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Miss Tennessee USA Kiara Young travels to Baton Rouge for 2015 Miss USA Pageant

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – It’s just a matter of days before Miss Tennessee USA 2015, Kiara Young, 25, makes her way to Baton Rouge to compete for the title of Miss USA 2015.

The 64th annual Miss USA pageant will be telecast live from the Baton Rouge River Center in Louisiana on July 12th at 8:00pm/7:00pm CDT on NBC.

Miss Tennessee USA Kiara Young.

Miss Tennessee USA Kiara Young.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital reunites with Meharry Medical College, formally signing renewed MOU

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Three faculty members from Meharry Medical College spent the morning Friday, May 29 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observing the areas where four of their medical students were participating in clinical rotations. Two Meharry students conducted rotations at BACH under General Surgery and two under OBGYN during the month of May.

Before conducting official tours and hearing from the surgeons and providers who spent time sharing their knowledge and allowing students to exercise their skills, the Dean for Academic and Clinical Affiliations at Meharry, Dr. Frank S. Royal, Jr., and BACH commander Dr. (Col.) George N. Appenzeller appropriately signed the formal Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions using a camouflaged ink pen. Copies were signed for each to house within their own facility, displaying their renewed partnership.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller and Dr. Frank S. Royal Jr., Meharry Medical College's vice dean of clinical affiliations, sign a formal agreement Friday, creating a partnership for regular clinical rotations at the Fort Campbell hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittmann)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller and Dr. Frank S. Royal Jr., Meharry Medical College’s vice dean of clinical affiliations, sign a formal agreement Friday, creating a partnership for regular clinical rotations at the Fort Campbell hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittmann)

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Tennessee Department of Health and Meharry Medical College to provide Dental Care in Clarksville

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, joined officials from Meharry Medical College and other state and local officials Tuesday, October 22nd, for an open house at the Maury County Health Department Dental Clinic in Columbia. TDH is partnering with the Meharry School of Dentistry to enhance provision of comprehensive dental care for children and targeted populations of uninsured adults at the facility and at the Montgomery County Health Department Dental Clinic in Clarksville.

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Austin Peay State University School of Nursing receives $60,000 grant with Montgomery County Health Department for Breast Health

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Nashville Affiliate, the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing will partner with the Montgomery County Health Department to begin a breast health program.

The effort will launch June 12th with a forum that will serve as a call to action for men and women to know the latest about breast cancer, specifically how to minimize their chances of developing the cancer and how to detect signs early.

Dr. Patty Orr (center), director of the APSU School of Nursing and associate professor, and Joey Smith (left), director of the Montgomery County Health Department, receive a check from Patty Harmon, director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Nashville Affiliate. (Contributed photo)

Dr. Patty Orr (center), director of the APSU School of Nursing and associate professor, and Joey Smith (left), director of the Montgomery County Health Department, receive a check from Patty Harmon, director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Nashville Affiliate. (Contributed photo)

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American Heart Association says there is much room for improvement in women’s heart disease awareness among black, Hispanic, young women

 

Among age groups, women 25-34 years had the lowest rate of awareness at 44 percent.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The number of women aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death has nearly doubled in the last 15 years, but that knowledge still lags in minorities and younger women, according to a new study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

The study showed barriers and motivators to engage in a heart healthy lifestyle are different for younger women, who also said their doctors were less likely to talk to them about heart disease. «Read the rest of this article»

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Medical School Residents visit the 7-17th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It’s not often that medical students get an inside look at Army Aviation, but that’s exactly what resident students from The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. did.

The residents participated in a work site visit with the 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Campbell KY to gain first hand knowledge on components of occupational and environmental medicine within the military.

Capt. Quentin McCart, the commander with Troop E, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, teaches the Meharry Medical College residents about the OH58D, Kiowa Warrior during a medical work site visit on Fort Campbell, Ky. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine conducts a work site visit with the 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, to educate medical physician residents on components of occupational and environmental medicine.

Capt. Quentin McCart, the commander with Troop E, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, teaches the Meharry Medical College residents about the OH58D, Kiowa Warrior during a medical work site visit on Fort Campbell, Ky. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine conducts a work site visit with the 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, to educate medical physician residents on components of occupational and environmental medicine.

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