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AG Slatery Joins Bipartisan Group Asking Social Security Administration to Implement New Database to Prevent Identity Theft

AG Slatery Joins Bipartisan Group Asking Social Security Administration to Implement New Database to Prevent Identity Theft

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined a bipartisan group of 43 states and the District of Columbia urging the Social Security Administration (SSA) to promptly comply with a new provision of federal law that aims to address “synthetic identity fraud.” The provision, Section 215 of S.2155, directs the SSA to develop a [...]

U.S. Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias to Double by 2060

U.S. Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias to Double by 2060

The U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, published online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, is the first to forecast Alzheimer’s disease by race and ethnicity. CDC researchers predict that [...]

International Academic ‘Santa Survey’ Shows Children Stop Believing in Father Christmas Aged 8

International Academic ‘Santa Survey’ Shows Children Stop Believing in Father Christmas Aged 8

It’s that time of year when children look forward to a stocking full of presents – but the first international academic “Santa survey” shows many adults also wish they still believed in Father Christmas and some had felt betrayed when they discovered the truth. The study also shows the threat of being on Santa’s naughty [...]

Scientists Create Most Accurate Tool Yet Developed to Predict Asthma in Young Children

Scientists Create Most Accurate Tool Yet Developed to Predict Asthma in Young Children

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have created and tested a decision tool that appears to be the most accurate, non-invasive method yet developed to predict asthma in young children. The researchers hope the Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS) will become the most common tool used by medical practitioners to predict asthma and help [...]

Volunteer State: #3 Vols Top Memphis, 102-92

Volunteer State: #3 Vols Top Memphis, 102-92

A double-double by Admiral Schofield fueled No. 3 Tennessee to a tough, 102-92 win over in-state rival Memphis on the road in FedExForum. Schofield finished with 29 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds, while helping the Vols’ eclipse the 100-point margin for the first time since putting up 103 against Appalachian State on [...]

Tennessee Military Department Celebrates National Guard’s 382nd Birthday

Tennessee Military Department Celebrates National Guard’s 382nd Birthday

Soldiers and Airmen gathered in the Hall of Flags at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters on December 13 to celebrate and honor the 382nd Birthday of the National Guard. Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, held the birthday celebration and cake cutting to remember the long and storied history of the Guard; the oldest [...]

TDEC Provides Energy Education Camps For K-12 Educators

TDEC Provides Energy Education Camps For K-12 Educators

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs today announced summer camps designed to give K-12 educators resources to teach energy conservation in the classroom. “TDEC is happy to offer this professional development opportunity to local educators,” said Molly Cripps, assistant commissioner of TDEC’s Office of Energy Programs. “These programs promote the importance of [...]

Decline Stalls – 58 Million Americans Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Decline Stalls – 58 Million Americans Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Progress in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke among U.S. nonsmokers has stalled in recent years, despite longstanding declines over the past three decades. An estimated 58 million American nonsmokers (1 in 4) were still exposed to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products such as cigarettes during 2013–2014, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease [...]

Can guaranteed admissions help reduce college undermatching?

Can guaranteed admissions help reduce college undermatching?

Low-income, highly qualified students are more likely to choose selective universities that match their academic profiles when they know their admission is guaranteed through state automatic admissions policies, according to a new study published online today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. Prior research has found that low-income, high-achieving [...]

Haslam, TDEC Release Statewide Water Plan, Request Public Feedback

Haslam, TDEC Release Statewide Water Plan, Request Public Feedback

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Deputy Gov. Jim Henry and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian, today released the statewide water availability plan developed by subject matter experts and led by a steering committee Haslam appointed earlier this year. TDEC is now seeking feedback from the public on the [...]

TDOE Awards $8.9 Million for Read to Be Ready Summer Programs

TDOE Awards $8.9 Million for Read to Be Ready Summer Programs

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the 218 public school recipients of the 2019 Read to be Ready Summer Grants, which will provide a total of $8,900,000 in funding for tuition-free, month-long literacy-focused summer camps for 8,910 students in need across the state. For summer 2019, the fourth year of the grant program, the department [...]

Be A Good Elf” When Selecting, Decorating, & Maintaining Christmas Trees

Be A Good Elf” When Selecting, Decorating, & Maintaining Christmas Trees

Opinions may differ on when to start decorating for the holidays, but one thing is certain: Practicing fire safety during the holidays can drastically reduce the likelihood of a home fire. To raise awareness of fire-safe behaviors this holiday season, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is asking Tennesseans to “Be a Good Elf” [...]

Number 7 Vols Rally to Top Number 1 Gonzaga 76-73

Number 7 Vols Rally to Top Number 1 Gonzaga 76-73

A finish for the ages ended in Tennessee’s favor, as the seventh-ranked Vols rallied to beat top-ranked and previously unbeaten Gonzaga, 76-73, in the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena Sunday. Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield, who finished with a career-high 30 points, buried a pair of 3-pointers from NBA range as part of an 11-5 [...]

Jackson’s Career Day Lifts No. 9 Lady Vols Over No. 12 Texas

Jackson’s Career Day Lifts No. 9 Lady Vols Over No. 12 Texas

Senior Meme Jackson logged a career-high 33 points to lift the No. 9/9 Lady Vols to an 88-82 victory over No. 12/12 Texas in the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday. Sophomore Evina Westbrook posted 23 points for her third straight 20+ point performance. Cheridene Green was also in double figures for Tennessee (8-0), adding 10 points and six rebounds. Texas (7-2) [...]

Kodak Angler To Compete As Pro On 2019 FLW Tour

Kodak Angler To Compete As Pro On 2019 FLW Tour

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced last week the complete professional angler roster for the upcoming 2019 FLW Tour season, the 24th season of the FLW Tour. The field will be showcased along the 2019 FLW Tour, which features seven regular-season tournaments around the country with competition kicking off at Sam Rayburn [...]

Holiday Decorations Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Holiday Decorations Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Twinkly lights, candles, holiday trees and plants, ornaments and other decorations are an important part of holiday celebrations. Besides being festive and fun, the decorations your family brings out every year can help children feel connected to family traditions. To help make sure your decorations are safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers some tips: [...]

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