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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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Tennessee Titans promote Arthur Smith to Offensive Coordinator

 

Tennessee Titans 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The success of the Tennessee Titans tight ends was due in part to position coach Arthur Smith, who was promoted by Mike Vrabel to offensive coordinator after the season.

Former coordinator Matt LaFleur was hired as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Smith, 36, has spent eight seasons with the Titans under four different head coaches, working his way up from defensive assistant/quality control coach in 2011.

Tennessee Titans tight ends coach Arthur Smith promoted to Offensive Coordinator. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight ends coach Arthur Smith promoted to Offensive Coordinator. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans promote Arthur Smith to Offensive Coordinator

 

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans elevated Arthur Smith to Offensive Coordinator from his previous role coaching tight ends.

Smith has been on the Titans coaching staff for eight years (2011-18), earning the trust of four different head coaches. Overall, he has 12 years of coaching experience with 10 of those coming at the NFL level.

“I am excited for Arthur and for our team to be able to elevate a deserving coach,” said Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. “I was impressed throughout the season in game plan meetings with his ideas, in-game with his understanding of situations and the ability to get the most out of his position group.”

Tennessee Titans new Offensive Coordinator Arthur Smith. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans new Offensive Coordinator Arthur Smith. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Legal Aid Society Announces 2016 Community Campaign Chair

 

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has announced that George Anderson, co-founder of Anderson Benson insurance agency, will serve as the 2016 community campaign chair for its Campaign for Equal Justice fundraising campaign.

This year’s goal is to raise $827,000 to support Legal Aid Society’s mission to advance access to justice across Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau. The community campaign supports this initiative by raising money from non-legal donors in Middle Tennessee.

George Anderson

George Anderson

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is July 20th, 2016

 

The 147th Meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Bonnie Blue Flop: General P. G. T. Beauregard and Confederate Strategy in Fall 1864.”

General P. G. T. Beauregard

General P. G. T. Beauregard

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Essayist Ann Pancake to read at APSU Visiting Writers Series, April 12th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Author and essayist Ann Pancake, a native West Virginian with a bit of a wanderlust,  has traveled the world in search of a story.

After graduating from West Virginia University, Pancake earned an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina before teaching English in, among other places, American Samoa, Japan and Thailand. Even now, Pancake lives in Seattle, teaching in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University.

Author and essayist Ann Pancake

Author and essayist Ann Pancake

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Austin Peay State University Nursing Program ranked among best in nation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s School of Nursing is one of the top nursing programs in the eastern United States, according to a recent survey by the website www.NurseJournal.org

APSU was ranked No. 32 in the journal’s inaugural list, beating out prestigious nursing programs at places such as Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina.

APSU School of Nursing ranked no. 32 nationally.

APSU School of Nursing ranked no. 32 nationally.

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APSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics places first in MAA Math Jeopardy Competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If the answer is “The best in the southeast,” then the question is “What is Austin Peay State University?”

The APSU Math Jeopardy team recently bested 27 other schools to take home the 2015 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Jeopardy championship at the MAA Southeastern Section meeting, held March 12th-14th on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. «Read the rest of this article»

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Historian David Goldfield to present new perspective on Civil War at Austin Peay State University February 4th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In August 1834, an angry Protestant mob entered a Catholic convent outside of Boston, broke windows and furniture and then set the building on fire.

The next morning, the ruins of this small convent smoldered, but the fire of religious unease, which had ignited the riot, would continue to burn for another 30 years.

Historian David Goldfield

Historian David Goldfield

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APSU Provost Lecture Series: History professor Dr. Kristofer Ray to present next session

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University history professor, whose expertise is in colonial and revolutionary America, will be the next presenter of the Provost Lecture Series at APSU.

Dr. Kristofer Ray, associate professor of history, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, March 21st in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

The title of his presentation is “Cherokees and Franco-British Confrontation in the Tennessee Corridor, 1748-1758.” «Read the rest of this article»

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