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He was the boxing coach for the Watertown Boxing Club from 1982-1983 ...
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Del Rio Elementary School, 500 Tennessee 107, Del Rio, TN 37727.

Nearly entire town of Watertown on historic register


WATERTOWN, Tenn. (WKRN) – This week’s Middle Tennessee Monday takes us 45 minutes out of Nashville to eastern Wilson County. Every week News 2 is on the lookout for some of the best kept secrets in Middle Tennessee and this week we found small town ...

Patricia Price leaves $5K to WHS


After discussing where the gift might have the most impact, Price's brother, Earl Price, and sister, Margie Price Humphrey, recently opted to make the donation to the Watertown High School Scholarship Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Wildlife biologists battle crows roosting in Watertown


WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Biologists are considering lethal force in their fight against thousands of crows roosting in Watertown. The Watertown Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1E3iwgA) that wildlife experts hired to haze the birds have notified city ...

Soldiers and Families Push Back against Army Drawdown at Town Halls


Bill Haslam, R-Tennessee, also spoke against projections that would cut ...
home to the 10th Mountain Division in northern New York near Watertown. Cuomo said the $1 million was "one of several key efforts to maintain the facility as an active army ...

Watertown: Sharpe/Zohn Guitar Duo to perform Saturday at Taft School


WATERTOWN >> The Candlewood Farm Arts Foundation ...
He has been a guest artist at the East Carolina University Guitar Festival, the Tennessee State University Classical Guitar Seminar, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, the Greater Cincinnati ...

Watertown, Tennessee Vacation Rentals


Watertown, Tennessee offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Watertown, TN, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Man sentenced to life in prison in Tennessee cannibal case


WATERTOWN -- Two Carthage Central High School students will be attending President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address in Washington on Tuesday night. Former local man charged with murder in child's North Carolina death The former Glens Falls-area ...

Watertown to try WWII reenactment minus train travelers


Watertown is a popular destination for Tennessee Central Railway Museum excursion trains, and the city tries to schedule special events on those dates for riders. A popular World War II reenactment has been one of those events, but a conflict forced it to ...

ATV driver identified in Wilson Co. crash


The wreck occurred at about 6:30 p.m. along Round Top Road near Watertown, TN, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol A Dodge Ram driving by Nicholas E. Ricchiazzi, 33, of Alexandria, TN, was traveling south on Round Top Road behind the ATV. For some ...




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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    Remember:
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.

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How can consumers in WATERTOWN be sure a genetic test is valid and useful?

Before undergoing genetic testing, it is important to be sure that the test is valid and useful. A genetic test is valid if it provides an accurate result. Two main measures of accuracy apply to genetic tests: analytical validity and clinical validity. Another measure of the quality of a genetic test is its usefulness, or clinical utility.

  • Analytical validity refers to how well the test predicts the presence or absence of a particular gene or genetic change. In other words, can the test accurately detect whether a specific genetic variant is present or absent?

  • Clinical validity refers to how well the genetic variant being analyzed is related to the presence, absence, or risk of a specific disease.

  • Clinical utility refers to whether the test can provide information about diagnosis, treatment, management, or prevention of a disease that will be helpful to a consumer.

All laboratories that perform health-related testing, including genetic testing, are subject to federal regulatory standards called the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) or even stricter state requirements. CLIA standards cover how tests are performed, the qualifications of laboratory personnel, and quality control and testing procedures for each laboratory. By controlling the quality of laboratory practices, CLIA standards are designed to ensure the analytical validity of genetic tests.

CLIA standards do not address the clinical validity or clinical utility of genetic tests. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires information about clinical validity for some genetic tests. Additionally, the state of New York requires information on clinical validity for all laboratory tests performed for people living in that state. Consumers, health providers, and health insurance companies are often the ones who determine the clinical utility of a genetic test.

It can be difficult to determine the quality of a genetic test sold directly to the public. Some providers of direct-to-consumer genetic tests are not CLIA-certified, so it can be difficult to tell whether their tests are valid. If providers of direct-to-consumer genetic tests offer easy-to-understand information about the scientific basis of their tests, it can help consumers make more informed decisions. It may also be helpful to discuss any concerns with a health professional before ordering a direct-to-consumer genetic test.

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Save Money on Homeownership in WATERTOWN

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]








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