Clarksville, Tn –– City Councilman Richard Garrett, whose 10-year-old son, Trevon, was diagnosed with diabetes and requires daily insulin injections, is inviting citizens to sign an online petition supporting measures to keep insulin affordable for patients and families.
“We are fortunate to have good health insurance to cover the expensive cost of insulin and other diabetic-related supplies, but that’s not the case for many Tennesseans,” Garrett said.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Insurance Services Section returned $1,577,917.59 to Tennessee consumers through the first half of 2016.
The restitution efforts were the result of TDCI insurance investigators mediating between insurance companies and policyholders to get denied claims overturned and paid for Tennessee policyholders.
Clarksville Police Department warns Clarksvillians of the Dangers of Leaving Children and Pets in Unattended Vehicles
Clarksville, TN – With the summer heat in full gear, it is necessary to address leaving children and pets in unattended vehicles that are not running. It takes a matter of minutes for the inside of a car to heat up and become deadly for a child or animal.
According to a 2012 article by Melissa Crumish, from the DMV, “since 1998, 529 children have died in the United States from hyperthermia (heat stroke) after being left inside unattended vehicles. (http://www.dmv.org/articles/safety-laws-on-children-pets-and-vehicles/#sthash.JajE2qnX.dpuf).”
Nashville, TN – As we enter lawn care season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns Tennesseans to stay savvy when considering lawn care service this summer.
“Consumers and senior citizens should be wary of ‘splash and dash’ salesmen who use high-pressure tactics to trick homeowners into paying big bucks for shoddy workmanship,” said TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini. “These door-to-door scammers may attempt to solicit upfront fees before vanishing. This often leaves consumers with incomplete work, lawn damage and unresolved billing issues.”
Division of Consumer Affairs and Board of Accountancy Help Consumers Thwart Scammers
Nashville, TN – With tax season in full swing, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares three essential guidelines to help consumers efficiently navigate the income tax filing process.
Tennessee Department of Health says Bicycling and Walking: Healthy for People; Healthy for Tennessee
Nashville, TN – With Tennessee rated the 49th worst state for physical activity and 47th for obesity, one cannot argue about the need for improved health. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, believes those ratings can change if state and city leaders increase efforts to make bicycling and walking safer and more convenient.
The final summer holiday to have a 1% increase from 2014
Tampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1 percent increase from the 35 million over 2014.
This will mark the fourth consecutive year of overall travel growth for the Labor Day holiday period, and the seventh out of the past nine years to see year-over-year increase in volume.
Disease that Can Destroy Livers on the Rise
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory urging residents to increase their awareness about Hepatitis C, a life-threatening disease spread by direct contact with blood from an infected person.
The rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent “the tip of the iceberg” of the state’s Hepatitis-C epidemic, according to TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»
Legal Aid Society and Volunteer Attorneys Provide $22.7 Million Worth of Free Legal Assistance in 2014
Nashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and the attorneys who assist them on a pro bono basis handled 7,466 cases for low-income individuals and families in 2014.
This equates to more than $22.7 million in free civil legal advice and representation provided to Tennesseans in Legal Aid Society’s 48-county service area.
Clarksville Police Department reminds Citizens not to leave Children and Pets in Unattended Vehicles
Clarksville, TN – With the summer heat in full gear, it is necessary to address leaving children and pets in unattended vehicles that are not left running. It takes a matter of minutes for the inside of a car to heat up and become deadly to a child or animal.
According to a 2012 article by Melissa Crumish, from the DMV, “since 1998, 529 children have died in the United States from hyperthermia (heat stroke) after being left in unattended vehicles.”
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