As part of its program aimed at educating physicians and other health care professionals on the benefits and limitations of genomics and precision medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA) today announced two new online educational modules focused on somatic cancer panel testing.
The sooner you know, the sooner you can act - advances in RNA diagnostics are helping providers identify disease more rapidly and move to the treatment phase.
Missed or delayed diagnosis is one of the most often litigated allegations in medical malpractice.
The challenges and potential of precision medicine are outlined in a new white paper from Concert Genetics.
A 10-year study, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, disrupts conventional wisdom that uterine fibroids cause miscarriages.
My HealthCare Home, a joint effort of more than 50 area clinics, looks to connect some of the community's most vulnerable members to a primary care home for improved health and wellbeing.
Aesthetic medicine procedures have become increasingly popular, but not all procedures ... or practices ... are created equal.
No longer the stuff of science fiction, lasers and radio frequency are improving skin care one patient at a time.
When that really awesome tattoo isn't so awesome anymore, patients now have access to new technology that makes removal much easier.
Receding gum lines can damage more than self-esteem, but a procedure now available in Nashville is offering hope to patients suffering from a common dental concern.
It's summer down south ... time to remind patients of the importance of protecting skin from the sun's harmful rays.
New report finds even a small amount of coronary artery calcium in those under age 50 is a big predictor of increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Dentists, dental hygienists, pediatricians, family practitioners and other primary care providers play an important role in the early detection of oral cavity cancers, and ... equally importantly ... in fostering prevention by providing education on key risk factors.
Neighborhood Health at Lebanon has recently added dental services to the full-service health clinic. A dentist and hygienist are available three days a week, and the clinic accepts both appointments and walk-in clients.
New initiative, launched on Random Acts of Kindness Day, encourages understanding and provides resources to help young people cope with life challenges
An expert panel takes a fresh look at the most common mode of death and outlines 10 measures to try to flip the script.
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has expand its service line to offer specialized expertise in complex vascular diseases.
The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety supports providers across the state in the quest to move to zero preventable harm.
Mumps has been on the rise as some neglect to immunize themselves or their children. The Tennessee Department of Health is concerned about increases in mumps cases, including an ongoing outbreak in neighboring Arkansas which so far involves more than 2,400 suspected or confirmed cases of the illness.
United Health Foundation recently released the 27th edition of the organization's annual health rankings.
In February of 2013, the Tennessee Department of Health issued its first public health advisory on electronic nicotine delivery systems. After reviewing a growing body of unbiased, scientific research, TDH is issuing an updated advisory that provides more information and urges current and potential users to understand new evidence of risks associated with e-cigarettes and similar devices.
Last month, the Annals of Emergency Medicine reported on the toxic effects to a six-year-old child who accidentally swallowed liquid nicotine. The child ingested the product intended for her parents' electronic cigarettes and required immediate emergency medical treatment that included intubation and an overnight stay in a pediatric intensive care unit.
In response to alarming evidence of high rates of depression and suicide among U.S. healthcare workers, the National Academy of Medicine is launching a wide-ranging "action collaborative" of multiple organizations to promote clinician well-being and resilience.
An increasing number of newborns are being born with drug withdrawal symptoms from opioids in rural areas of the United States as compared to births in urban areas, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study.
A new report released by the U.S. Surgeon General last month raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among America's youth and young adults. The first comprehensive federal evaluation on the subject was written and reviewed by more than 150 experts.
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