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  • Monday, June 29, 2020 02:03 PM
    4th of July Nashville Freedom Rally
    Rally together to celebrate our country’s freedom!On July 4, 1776 congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence. One year later, they celebrated their first anniversary of independence with festivities, salutes, cannons, church bells, and fireworks. We’ve celebrated this freedom every year in a similar fashion, though many of us have taken these liberties for granted.Many people sacrificed their lives and their fortunes to pay for the freedoms we have today. Freedom to choose our own government. Freedom to peaceably assemble. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom to bear arms. Freedom to own land and property.Join us downtown on the ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 04:52 PM
    NPEF, Peabody to host virtual conversation on dismantling inequities among Nashville youth June 30 - Vanderbilt University News
    Maury Nation (Vanderbilt University)The Nashville Public Education Foundation and Vanderbilt Peabody College will host a free webinar, “A City Where All Youth Thrive: A Conversation about Dismantling the Inequities of the Nashville Youth Experience,” on Tuesday, June 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. CT.Register here. >>[1]Maury Nation[2], associate professor of human and organizational development, will discuss his research addressing the problems of urban education and how Nashville’s housing and criminal justice systems are predictors for Metro Nashville Public Schools student outcomes.The presentation will be followed by a panel featuring Judge Sheila Calloway, Oasis Center President and CEO Tom Ward, MNPS Student Support ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 04:19 PM
    College Credits: Students From HP Earn Degrees, Make Deans Lists - Highland Park, IL Patch
    HIGHLAND PARK, IL — Spring semester this year has been an unprecedented one for students and educators at all institutions of higher education. While many commencement ceremonies have been cancelled or moved online in recent weeks, local students have continued to earn academic distinctions and degrees. Highland Park Patch recognizes their accomplishments below. Talia Aloush, of Highland Park, who is majoring in social work, was named to the University of Iowa dean's list for the spring semester, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Alex Bansbach, of Highland Park, was named to the dean's list at Southeast Missouri ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 04:09 PM
    Can masks lower oxygen levels? Do masks make it hard to breath? Experts discuss myths - TODAY
    Research has found that wearing a mask is one of the most effective methods[1] Americans can take to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Yet health myths about masks flood social media — people worry that wearing masks will lower oxygen levels or cause carbon dioxide poisoning. Others fear they’ll develop bacterial infections from moist, sweaty masks or weaken their immune system’s ability to fight off colds.Health care professionals have attempted to clarify these misconceptions on social media. A doctor in South Carolina challenged the idea that “oxygen levels drop dramatically while wearing a mask.” Dr. Megan Hall tested her ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 01:31 PM
    More locals earn college, university honors and degrees - The San Diego Union-Tribune
    More colleges and universities have announced the names of students who earned degrees or academic honors at the conclusion of the spring term. Below are some of those announced thus far. Additional students will be recognized in the July 2 issue.* * * * *Several locals were among the approximately 4,050 undergraduate and graduate students awarded degrees by Georgia Institute of Technology. The students were honored during a virtual celebration on May 1. They will also be honored during in-person commencement ceremonies to be held on the Atlanta campus later this year.Among the graduates were:• Jacob Anderson of ZIP code ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 01:01 PM
    CHS selling biggest hospital - Nashville Post
    Community Health Systems Also: VUMC inks cancer care deal with Erlanger authors Geert De Lombaerde[1] Community Health Systems leaders have agreed to sell the single largest hospital in their network to a large Florida nonprofit group.Terms of CHS’ sale of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to Orlando Health aren’t yet being disclosed. The St. Petersburg City Council still needs to approve the deal, which will have Orlando Health take over CHS’ long-term lease and is expected to close by the end of September.With 480 beds, Bayfront St. Petersburg is 68 beds larger than CHS’ next-biggest facilities, which are located in Missouri ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 12:30 PM
    Women Thrive on Baroreflex Activation for Heart Failure - Medscape
    The striking gains in functional capacity and quality of life conferred by baroreflex activation therapy in patients with heart failure[1], as shown in the pivotal phase 3 clinical trial for this novel intervention, were at least as great in women as in men, JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD[2], said at the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Discoveries virtual meeting. The results of the multicenter, prospective, randomized BeAT-HF trial led to marketing approval of the BaroStim Neo system for improvement in symptoms of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2019. Dr. Lindenfeld presented a ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 11:56 AM
    Top 10 sacks leaders in Titans' franchise history - Titans Wire
    Tennessee Titans fans have had the pleasure of watching some great pass-rushers over the course of franchise history, dating all the way back to the days of the Houston Oilers.In recent years, the Titans have had a tough time finding that one guy who can dominate a game like a Jevon Kearse used to, and in 2020 the team’s biggest remaining weakness is having someone who can get to the quarterback other than Harold Landry.Just imagine if the 2020 Titans could add Kearse, or one of their other all-time sacks leaders, to the current roster… but I digress.Here are the ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 11:47 AM
    Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers - Vanderbilt University News
    More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference. The event brought together 16 medical, public health and diversity experts to discuss how long-standing health disparities and inequities have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic.Dr. André L. Churchwell[1], vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University, opened the event. “We felt that if we pulled together the SEC’s best talent around this health issue, we would have something to share in the global dialogue ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 08:30 AM
    Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Provides Business Update - GlobeNewswire
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) (the “Company”) today provided the following business update: Hospitality Business Colin Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “As of today, Gaylord Opryland, Gaylord Palms, Gaylord Rockies and Gaylord Texan have all re-opened with revised operating standards and enhanced cleaning procedures.  "While very early in the re-opening process, the initial feedback from our guests at the Gaylord Texan, which re-opened on June 8, has been positive, and we are encouraged by its operating performance.  Over its first 15 days of operations since re-opening, ...