LOCAL DOCTOR SAYS GET KIDS READY FOR THE HEAT OF PRACTICES, GAMES
With the start of Metro schools less than two weeks away, Dr. Andrew Gregory, a specialist in pediatric sports medicine at Vanderbilt, says if your kids are going to be taking part in practices at school, then you must get them away from that TV or computer, out of the house and acclimated to the heat! And you need to start NOW because it takes about two weeks of being outside, about an hour a day.
Dr. Gregory says heat illnesses and deaths are completely preventable, and gives tips to keep your kids safe, in our Focus Interview this week, Sunday morning here on mix 929. We'll give you more later, and post them at mix929.com
METRO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Metro Schools are back August 6th, and when the kids hit those classrooms, there'll be some changes in place to make sure all the kids at school, stay in school. It'll include some programs that focus on keeping minorities in school. Last year in Metro Nashville three fourths of the students expelled or suspended were black. Metro Mayor Karl Dean says we need to fix that. We need to be obsessed with that.
SEXY PHOTOS MAKE YOU LOOK LESS ATTRACTIVE?
Before you post that sexy photo of yourself online, you need to know, we're gonna judge you. Apparently, it's in our nature. A new study finds when women and teenaged girls see a photo of some woman trying to be sexy, it generally makes them think poorly of the other woman, like she's actually less physically attractive, less socially attractive and just trying too hard. Teenaged girls and women tested also ranked young women as more intelligent if they didn't post sexy shots.
VIRAL ICEBURG PHOTO
Have you seen the new viral icerburg photo? Holy Deep Freeze, Batman. Looks like a frozen Batman head. We'll put that up online for you too.
(No one's quite sure how it got that way but a picture of an iceberg off the Newfoundland coast in Canada is creating a stir online for its strong resemblance to comic book icon Batman. The picture, uploaded to Mike Parsons' "Growing Up In Newfoundland" Facebook page, shows an iceberg that seems to bear sculpted features reminiscent of the Caped Crusader's cowl and square jaw.)
POWERBALL LOTTERY JACKPOT UP TO 50 MILLION FOR SATURDAY
And you may wanna stop by for a powerball ticket after work today or tomorrow.... The Powerball jackpot will be at least 50 million for Saturday night, since no winner last night.
DOCTORS: LEAVE BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER BITES ALONE
Vanderbilt medical toxicologists say they're seeing more people this summer than last with brown recluse spider bites. But the Tennessee Poison Center's Medical Director, Doctor Donna Seger, says the venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, rather than using one of the NUMEROUS urban legend cures Tennesseans often try. You don't have to have anybody pee on it, put tobacco on it, or use ointment. Dr. Seger says ice it if it hurts, and that if you get bitten by a brown recluse and have a fever, rash or muscle pain, or if the bite is in a child under 12, you should see your doctor.
FDA APPROVES NEW PAINKILLER
The FDA has approved a new painkiller that's supposed to be non-addictive. Targinic ER is a combination of oxycodone and naloxone. It's supposed to be prescribed as a last resort for patients who have exhausted all other attempts to relieve their pain.
MAN JUMPS FROM CAR TO AVOID ARGUMENT
A guy in Washington state, was so desperate to get away from an argument with his girlfriend, that he jumped OUT of a moving car! She did stop the car, long enough to shut the door and drive on. The guy is okay.
OLD LANDMARK TURNS INTO NEW RESTAURANT DOWNTOWN
An old landmark in downtown Nashville has become a new restaurant. Acme Feed & Seed supply store at the corner of first and Broadway has turned its bottom floor into a restaurant and bar, and is now open for business.
TENNESSEE TOURISM ROLLS OUT NEW CAMPAIGN
You're about to see a lot more ads for enjoying the great outdoors right here in Tennessee. The state tourism department just signed a 60 million dollar contract for a new Tennessee marketing campaign. The TV ads will feature waterfalls, green rolling hills and horseback-riding, and air around the country.
STUDY CONNECTS MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS AND CAFFEINE
A new Mayo Clinic study found that caffeine can help lessen the symptoms of menopause. I'm just throwing that out there. (You know there'll be men, everywhere, trying to sneak caffeine into their wives' diets, somehow.)
COMIC-CON UNDERWAY IN SAN DIEGO
America's biggst Comic Con is underway in San Diego right now. The geeks are geeking over seeing their favorite stars from current and upcoming films and TV.