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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With most of the country under lockdown and with many states implementing shelter orders, many medical practices across the country are scrambling to address the sharp decline in patient volume to their practices. Many practices are seeing declines as high as 70% due to cancellations, no-shows, or patients that are unable to leave their home. This impact threatens hundreds of medical practices around the country as they struggle to maintain cash flow, operations, and keep staff employed. "There is a lot of misinformation in the market. This is causing confusion and panic," said Chad Price, Mako Medical Laboratories CEO.

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BRISTOL, Tenn., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CTRA), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced temporary operational changes in response to market conditions, existing coal inventory levels, and recent customer deferrals due to concern around the global economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tennessee State Rep. David Hawk, R-Greene County, has announced his decision to seek the office of United States Representative for Tennessee’s First Congressional District.

Cheatham County religious leaders delivered their sermons in the face of the coronavirus as parishioners watched online from home or listened on the radio, practicing social distancing.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Publishing Company announces the launch of a new prestige imprint, KEYLIGHT BOOKS. The new imprint will focus on fiction titles that are adaptable for film, TV, and streaming. Under the direction of Stephanie Beard, Executive Editor at Turner Publishing Company, KEYLIGHT BOOKS will publish 12 new fiction titles annually with character-driven stories and compelling perspectives.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dialog Health, a two-way texting platform that enables information to be pushed to and pulled from patients, caregivers and healthcare facility staff, announces it is expanding support for organizations interested in leveraging text messaging to expand their telehealth programs.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to share the power of music around the world, Gibson has formed a partnership with Gibson Gives, Sweetwater.com and Amped Guitar Learning--the #1 guitar learning experience tool--to offer new users three months of Premium Access Membership for FREE. Now is a great time to learn guitar or continue to sharpen your playing skills with Amped Guitar which is created by guitar teachers and built on Audio Augmented Reality. A limited quantity of subscriptions are available now on the Apple APP store worldwide; register your profile and begin playing today; Here.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Forefront Telecare, Inc. (Forefront), the leader in providing behavioral telehealth to seniors and other vulnerable adults in rural communities across the United States, announced today the addition of Abhi Pardeshi as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chris Lukasiak as Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. They join Forefront's Chief Information Officer Joe Degati on the executive team leading the company's Nashville operations.

As Clarksville moves forward during the COVID-19 crisis, city council meetings will continue to take place with a few adjustments in place. 

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee (SCMT) has released OSAinHome(SM), an innovative program where patients at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can now undergo evaluation and treatment without ever leaving their home and without risking exposure to the virus. Not only safe from exposure, OSAinHome(SM) has also reduced the time to treatment for OSA from months to as little as 5-10 days and at a fraction of the cost of spending the night in an expensive sleep lab.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- During this difficult time, Pilot Company and its network of more than 780 Pilot and Flying J travel centers are open and ready to serve professional drivers and many others working to support their communities and the country. All of the company's travel centers across the U.S. and Canada remain open and operational, including fuel islands, showers, laundry, restrooms and food.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ludi, Inc., a health care technology and physician-advocacy firm, announced today that they're offering all medical professionals nationwide access to a free version of their DocTime Log mobile app as they combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This condensed version of Ludi's tool, DocTime Log Lite, allows physicians, nurses and other health care workers to digitally document their time or shifts, and helps ensure they're compensated for that work.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Concert Genetics, a technology company dedicated to advancing precision medicine, today announced the publication of real-world data on utilization and coding variability in medical claims for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based diagnostic tests. The study was done in collaboration with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and focuses on diagnostic testing among cancer patients in the U.S. It was accepted for presentation in the General Poster Session at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's NCCN 2020 Annual Conference and is available online from JNCCN--Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The interest rate on the Tennessee Valley Authority 1999 Series A Putable Automatic Rate Reset Securities bonds, which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TVE, will be reset from 3.360% to 2.216% on May 1, 2020.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Time Pottery launched its Big-Hearted Bins campaign today in partnership with over forty assisted living facilities and senior centers in eleven states. This campaign provides critical home essentials to improve quality of life for community residents temporarily socially distanced from family and friends to protect their health and reduce their risk of contracting coronavirus, while also allowing them to help others in the community already stricken with coronavirus.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of small and independent physician practices across the country are facing unprecedented reduction in patient volume as Americans -- worried about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 - are eschewing in-office visits and turning to behemoth telemedicine companies that connect them remotely with a doctor they've never met.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today reported March sales of 9,394 vehicles, down 52 percent over March of 2019. Calendar year-to-date sales through the end of March totaled 35,563 vehicles, a decrease of 15.5 percent compared with the same period in 2019.

Despite canceling in-person services, First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir City plans on continuing its community garden.

Small churches in the area are facing financial struggles as COVID-19 continues to limit face-to-face interactions.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HeroWear LLC has launched their revolutionary exosuit today as part of the WeaRAcon 2020 virtual conference. Designed to fit both men and women, the Apex is a back-assist exoskeleton device that reduces strain on the lower back for benders, lifters and leaners.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX) a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced a national initiative to support hospitals and clinics that use Caldolor(® )(ibuprofen) injection for the treatment of patients with fever, severe hyperthermia and other symptoms associated with COVID-19 infections.

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The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of Youth Alive, a high school student club that was ordered to remove its inspirational bulletin board display featuring Post-It notes inscribed with citations to Bible verses over concerns that it might be a violation of the so-called separation of church and state.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, Barefoot Wine announced an initial $100,000 donation to Children of Restaurant Employees' (CORE), followed by an announcement on Friday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Minilogue episode of an incremental $200,000 donation, totaling $300,000. This generous donation will support restaurant employees and their families directly impacted by a COVID-19 diagnosis and in need of basic needs support.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The pest control industry has always been vital to the health and safety of homes, families, and businesses. Pest control provides a unique service worldwide. While the treatment specifics vary country to country, pest control remains a driving factor in protecting populations from a variety of diseases. U.S. Pest Protection practices a variety of services - from protecting public health, property, our crops, to removing unwanted pests from occupied dwellings and businesses. Pest control practices are essential for maintaining the health of a population from otherwise dangerous infections.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Pace Telehealth, which began offering services to patients in Kentucky last week, focuses on providing care to patients in the comfort of their homes, for common ailments including cold and flu like symptoms, seasonal allergies, gastroenteritis (stomach virus), rashes and skin conditions, pinkeye, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, fever blisters, minor boils, abscesses and cellulitis (bacterial skin infection). Telehealth providers also prescribe and refill routine medications.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership that empowers a statewide network of resources supporting Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem, today announced the Tennessee Innovation Crowdsource Platform, a call for resources and solutions from businesses, including entrepreneurs and startups.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lendlease announced today that it will implement industry-leading initiatives across its Privatized Army Lodging (PAL) and military housing portfolios to assist families facing uncertainty or who may be stranded in the wake of the Department of Defense's decision to freeze Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.