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American Heart Association says One daily Combo Pill helps Lower Heart Disease Risk in study of underserved patients

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine and funded by the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, taking one daily pill that combined medications to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol lowered heart disease risk among underserved patients better than taking several separate medications to treat these risk factors.

A polypill that delivers several medications to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol in a single daily capsule appears to lower heart disease risk more than traditional care. (American Heart Association)

A polypill that delivers several medications to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol in a single daily capsule appears to lower heart disease risk more than traditional care. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee State Veterinarian confirms Equine Case of EEE

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A horse in West Tennessee has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans. The Tennessee departments of Agriculture and Health (TDA and TDH) are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock.

The horse in Gibson County showed signs of illness. Testing confirmed it was suffering from EEE, and the horse was euthanized.

Eastern Equine Influenza Detected in a West Tennessee Horse.

Eastern Equine Influenza Detected in a West Tennessee Horse.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Work starting October 18th, 2019

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOT

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County there will be resurfacing and curb ramp installation on SR 12 nightly from 7:00pm until 5:00am.

There will be lane closures on SR 12 (Fort Campbell Boulevard) between Red River Bridge and the SR 374 junction.

Lane Closure
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Nashville Predators fall to the Arizona Coyotes 5-2

 

Nashville PredatorsGlendale, AZ – The Nashville Predators fell to the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 behind three power-play goals and a two goal performance from Phil Kessel.  Nashville lost two of the three road games on this three game western swing.

Nashville goalie Juuse Saros lost his third start of the season and the Predators were without Filip Forsberg who is out with a lower body injury.

Christian Dvorak put Arizona on the board first with a wrist shot at 6:06 of the first period for the early 1-0 lead.

Mattias Ekholm Nashville Predators (Mike Strasinger)

Mattias Ekholm Nashville Predators (Mike Strasinger)

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Marsha Blackburn says Bipartisan Sanctions Remain on the Table Despite Temporary Ceasefire

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Earlier today, Thursday, October 17th, 2019,  Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in announcing sanctions legislation against Turkey. Senator Blackburn gave this statement following the announcement of a negotiated ceasefire.

“Without reservation, I lend my wholehearted support to this bipartisan, comprehensive sanctions legislation that holds Turkey, its leadership, and its military accountable for its atrocities,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville Police release update to Single Vehicle Crash where Four Teenagers were Injured

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police had added additional charges to the 16 year old driver in the motor vehicle crash, occurring October 12th, around 8:30am, which injured four.

He has been charged with: Vehicular Assault, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangerment.

The four teenagers in the vehicle were: 16 year old (driver); 15 year old (front passenger); 18 year old (back seat-driver side); and 16 year old (back seat-passenger side)

Clarksville Police at the scene of a vehicle crash where four teenagers were injured.

Clarksville Police at the scene of a vehicle crash where four teenagers were injured.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Invasive Tick detected in Six additional Tennessee Counties

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Tennessee Department of Health, and University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture today announced the detection of the invasive Asian longhorned tick in an additional six Tennessee counties:  Knox County, Jefferson County, Claiborne County, Cocke County, Putnam County, and Sevier County.

Asian Longhorned Tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

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Tennessee Titans play Los Angeles Chargers at Nissan Stadium, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (2-4) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (2-4)

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 3:05pm CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-4) will play four of their next five games at home, beginning this week when they host the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) in a late afternoon matchup. Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 3:05pm CDT on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

This week’s game will be regionally televised on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. The broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle, analyst Dan Fouts and sideline reporter Evan Washburn.

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Tennessee Department of Education Launches “Grow Your Own” Initiative

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education, in an effort to support districts in recruiting and better preparing future teachers, has approved its first “Grow Your Own” partnership.

Commissioner Penny Schwinn is committed to identifying best practices in Tennessee’s districts and creating the conditions for them to flourish and expand.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) in partnership with Austin Peay State University (APSU) has 40 future teachers who will earn a free bachelor’s degree in only three years.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) in partnership with Austin Peay State University (APSU) has 40 future teachers who will earn a free bachelor’s degree in only three years.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports First Death from Vaping Associated Respiratory Disease

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (THD) has reported one death in a patient with serious respiratory disease associated with use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is the first such death reported in Tennessee.

“We are extremely saddened by this loss of life and extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s family,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.

Cluster of Illness in 49 States Linked to E-cigarette Use.

Cluster of Illness in 49 States Linked to E-cigarette Use.

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