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American Heart Association says Chronic Anabolic Steroid use may damage Heart, Arteries

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Long-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use may reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

In addition, long-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use damages the heart muscle’s ability to relax and may cause atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.

Anabolic-androgenic steroids mimic naturally occurring testosterone, a muscle-building hormone that promotes male sexual characteristics.

Hardening of the arteries is associated with long-term anabolic steroid use. (American Heart Association)

Hardening of the arteries is associated with long-term anabolic steroid use. (American Heart Association)

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Montgomery County Sheriff arrests Joshua Hamilton for Aggravated Assault and Drug Charges

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies have arrested Joshua Hamilton, 25, for aggravated assault, felony evading, DUI, and numerous drug charges.

On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, at 1:25am, while deputies were working to a clear traffic accident at the intersection of Highway 149 and 48, Hamilton approached the scene and was instructed to pull over due to the odor of marijuana emanating from his vehicle.

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Colby Wilson’s Atlanta Braves Report: John Smoltz goes to the MLB Hall of Fame

 

Written by Colby Wilson

I hate these ‘If my life depended on it, I’d do blah blah blah’ scenarios, because no one’s life has ever depended on finding the perfect French dip sandwich or being able to drive from Nashville to Memphis in less than two-and-a-half hours. It’s a very hack way of saying ‘I find this thing to be better than any other of a list of a similar things’, but the first way is more eye-catching, so that’s how most people say it.

Having said that, if my life depended on the outcome of a baseball game, I’d want John Smoltz to get the ball.

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (left) during MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (left) during MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports additional localized Infections associated with Tainted Steroid Injections

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Since Thanksgiving, the Tennessee Department of Health has resumed efforts to contact patients who received tainted steroid injections, believing some were at risk for new or additional infections at or near the injection site.

That has, indeed, been the case as a total of 23 people have been identified as having new, localized infections.

Altogether 107 persons in Tennessee have confirmed illnesses of some type associated with injections of contaminated methylprednisolone acetate from New England Compounding Center. No infections from other contaminated NECC products have been identified in Tennessee to date. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control Investigating Meningitis Cases in Nashville

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating cases of meningitis involving 11 patients treated at one outpatient surgical center/pain management clinic in Nashville and one patient treated at a facility in another state.

The form of meningitis in these patients is not transmitted from person to person and the cause for the cluster of cases is not known. Two patients related to this cluster of meningitis have died. «Read the rest of this article»

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