4:00 PM Mar 25, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Mconnors • Morguefile) As National Youth Violence Prevention Week continues, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates youth violence is the second-leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24 in Tennessee and around the nation.
As National Youth Violence Prevention Week continues, health and education leaders in Tennessee say families, schools and communities each play a role in preventing violence before it happens.
4:00 PM Mar 4, 2015
(Photo courtesy of MikeMozart • flickr.com) Gas prices may be low, but a new survey shows drivers don’t believe they’ll stay that way, and want their next car or truck to get better gas mileage.
Gas prices in Tennessee remain low compared to recent years, averaging around $2.11 a gallon.
8:30 PM Feb 25, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Elliot • Flickr) In the wake of a new campaign from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, McDonald’s was urged to stop using meat that’s been raised with antibiotics.
A new campaign was launched urging the largest restaurant chain in the nation to stop buying meat raised with antibiotics.
5:30 PM Feb 25, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Bautista) Cesar Bautista has lived in Tennessee since he was 8 years old. He’s pictured with Congressman Jim Cooper, who has spoken out in support of immigration reform.
After the state Capitol thaws out from the snow and ice, one bill lawmakers are expected to take up this session is legislation that would allow undocumented students who graduate from a Tennessee high school to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.
9:00 PM Feb 21, 2015
(Photo courtesy of flickr.com/partofasystem) Experts recommend using caution in choosing a lender if the recent snow and ice storm left you in the market for a new car.
If the snow and ice storm has left you in need of a new car, experts recommend you do your homework when securing a loan to buy a new ride.
2:00 PM Feb 17, 2015
Tax season is under way, with 1099s and W-2s already in mailboxes – and the Internal Revenue Service has also issued its annual list of the most common scams, called the dirty dozen.
9:00 PM Feb 11, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Iqbal Osman • Flickr) People with weakened immune systems or lung diseases are at a higher risk of developing health problems from Aspergillus, – as seen via microscope – a common mold that lives both indoors and outdoors.
A new study points to the growing threat of fungicide resistance to agriculture and public health, and calls for fundamental changes in how food is grown and traded.
7:00 PM Feb 11, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Stephanie Carson • Public News Service) Research indicates early secure attachment in children as a way to deter the development of addictive personalities.
Tennessee taxpayers spent more than $3 billion in 2013 on the problem of substance abuse, according to a recently released report from Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention.
8:00 PM Feb 5, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Tennessee Department of Health) A smoggy day in Nashville is the result of ground-level ozone that can make breathing more difficult for many people.
With residents of cities like Nashville living with high levels of smog, eyes are on the Environmental Protection Agency and its pending decision on whether to strengthen emission limits.
9:00 PM Feb 4, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Karyn Christner • Flickr) A new study that discounts the health implications of eating too much salt is leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of many in the medical world.
Concerns were raised by a number of health organizations and physicians over new research that downplays the link between high sodium consumption and health problems.
8:00 PM Feb 4, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati • U.S. Army • Flickr) Veterans in Tennessee and across the country could gain access to improved mental health services, with Congress expected to pass legislation today aimed at preventing suicide among former service members.
The U.S. Senate approved legislation Monday that seeks to prevent veteran suicide through early intervention, expanded treatment and peer support.
2:00 PM Jan 5, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Dan Phiffer • Flickr) There are ways to burn a more efficient fire to help reduce wood smoke, which is harmful to human health and can be a major source of air pollution.
Burning a cleaner fire in a woodstove or fireplace during the winter months is helpful to the health of residents across the state – and also to the state’s climate, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
2:00 PM Jan 2, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Rachel Elaine • Flickr) In Tennessee, nearly one-in-six high school students and one-in-four adults are smokers.
The latest report on how well states are funding tobacco prevention and cessation efforts has Tennessee ranked in the back of the pack at 36th in the nation.
11:00 AM Dec 31, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Sophie & Cie • Flickr) The number of Tennessee youth in foster care who are aging out of the system is down, and for those who are leaving, extended support is helping with the transition to adulthood.
Progress is being reported in Tennessee as the number of foster children in the state who are aging out of the system without finding a forever home is trending down.
12:00 PM Dec 25, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Rebecca Wilson • Flickr) When the ABLE Act becomes law, people with disabilities will be able to save up to $100,000 to use for qualified expenses without losing their eligibility for government benefits.
A bill aimed at promoting financial stability for individuals with disabilities awaits the president’s signature after winning approval by the U.S. Senate.
10:00 AM Dec 25, 2014
(Photo courtesy Jason Meredith • Flickr) What’s on your to-do list this Christmas? While the movies portray fun and meaningful family holiday gatherings, the reality for many is often hectic and stressful.
While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family obligations and dynamics can be the “lump of coal” in some people’s Christmas stockings.
8:00 AM Dec 25, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Peter Corbett • Flickr) The trash generated by the average American household jumps by 25 percent during the holidays, but with some planning before shopping, that doesn’t have to be the case.
The end-of-year holidays aren’t just a time filled with more cheer, but a time filled with more trash, although some simple tips can help keep that to a minimum.