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American Heart Association reports Young Adults with PTSD may have a Higher Risk of Stroke in Middle Age

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research published in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, Young adults who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or major stroke event by middle age, raising the risk as much as other better-known risk factors.

This nationwide study of more than 1.1 million adults showed that PTSD may be a potent risk factor for developing stroke at a young age. (American Heart Association)

This nationwide study of more than 1.1 million adults showed that PTSD may be a potent risk factor for developing stroke at a young age. (American Heart Association)

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Heart failure in Methamphetamine Users: Could this be the next epidemic among Vets?

 

American Heart AssociationAnaheim, CAHeart failure associated with methamphetamine (meth) use has risen dramatically in recent years among U.S. veterans, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use is on the rise among U.S. veterans. (American Heart Association)

Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use is on the rise among U.S. veterans. (American Heart Association)

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Campbell Crossing gives back to the local community

 

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing is passionate about taking time to give back to the communities in which they work and live.

Throughout the year, they do just that by giving back to those in need within their local community.

John Bredehoeft (left), project director for Campbell Crossing, presented a check to Karen Grimsley, Executive Director for the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Campbell.

John Bredehoeft (left), project director for Campbell Crossing, presented a check to Karen Grimsley, Executive Director for the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Campbell.

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Austin Peay State University to honor 9/11 anniversary with community art exhibit

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This September, Austin Peay State University will commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special community art project, Honoring 9/11 through Art and Art Therapy.

The program, conceived by Ken Shipley, APSU professor of art, and Melody Shipley, ceramic artist, is designed to support and engage individuals reflecting on the sacrifices of those who died on September 11th, 2001, and to honor those who rose in service and continue to serve as a result of that tragedy.

Family Painting

Family Painting

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SAFE: Soldiers And Families Embraced Receives Grant from The Healing Trust

 

Clarksville, TN – SAFE: Soldiers And Families Embraced has received a grant from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $1 Million in its most recent grant cycle.

SAFE’s grant was for $29,500 and will be used to provide free, professional and confidential counseling services to active duty service members, veterans and their families who have been affected by war.

Soldiers And Families Embraced (SAFE) has received a $29,500 grant from The Healing Trust.

Soldiers And Families Embraced (SAFE) has received a $29,500 grant from The Healing Trust.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 9

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 9 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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American Heart Association says Parents of Children with serious Heart Defects may be at risk of PTSD

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Parents of children with “critical” congenital heart defects – which require at least one cardiac surgery – are at high risk for mental health problems, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Health professionals know that mental health issues in parents can lead to long-term cognitive, health and behavioral troubles in their children. Researchers reviewed published data from 10 countries.

Dr. Sarah Woolf-King, Ph.D., M.P.H. plays with two-year-old son Charlie in 2014. (Gayle Photography)

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June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – In recognition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services wants to make sure that everyone understands the impact traumatic events can have.

In some cases, experiencing trauma can result in lifelong anxiety and stress and can even lead to suicide.

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Tennessee House of Representatives Welcomes Japan’s Consul-General

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The Tennessee House of Representatives was pleased to welcome Mr. Masami Kinefuchi to attend Wednesday’s session of the House and to present him with a House Joint Resolution recognizing the great contribution he has made to the economy of Tennessee.

The consul-general’s job is to facilitate economic and cultural exchange between Japan and the United States. He has jurisdiction over five states—Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In these five states, there are more than 400 Japanese companies.

In Tennessee there are over 180 Japanese-based business employing more than 46,000 individuals with the largest company being Nissan with an assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Other Japanese companies in Tennessee are Denso, Bridgestone, Calsonic, and Yorozu.

Rep. Curtis Johnson on the far right presented the House Joint Resolution to Mr. Kinefuchi (4th from left). Also, from the left is the governor’s chief of state, Jim Henry; House Finance Chairman, Charles Sargent; and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.

Rep. Curtis Johnson on the far right presented the House Joint Resolution to Mr. Kinefuchi (4th from left). Also, from the left is the governor’s chief of state, Jim Henry; House Finance Chairman, Charles Sargent; and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.

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American Heart Association says Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may affect Blood Vessel Health in Veterans

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may decrease the ability of blood vessels to dilate, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke in veterans, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

In the largest study to date on the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on blood vessel health, researchers found that blood vessels of veterans with PTSD were unable to expand normally in response to stimulus – they were less reactive — compared to veterans without PTSD. Less reactive blood vessels are linked to heart disease and other serious conditions.

Heart illustration with artery close up. (American Heart Association)

Heart illustration with artery close up. (American Heart Association)

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