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Position on Governor Haslam's TN Together Initiative

The Tennessee Medical Association Board of Trustees has adopted the following position on Governor Haslam's TN Together plan for addressing the state's opioid abuse epidemic.

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The Impact of Clinical Trials in Tennessee
The Impact of Clinical Trials in Tennessee

With nearly 1,000 clinical trials in the state, a new study finds biopharma research supports 52,000 jobs in Tennessee and ads $11.7 billion to the economy.

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Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition
Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition

Recently, the ACC and AHA lowered the definition of hypertension and did away with the term 'prehypertension' in an effort to start interventions earlier.

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Haslam Unveils Opioid Plan
Haslam Unveils Opioid Plan

Governor Haslam recently unveiled a three-pronged plan to address Tennessee's opioid epidemic.

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A Closer Look at Post-Acute Cardiac Care
A Closer Look at Post-Acute Cardiac Care

Nashville heart programs find innovative ways to encourage recovery after a heart event

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Heart Monitor

Nashville hospitals are bringing the latest in cardiac care to Middle Tennessee.

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Reducing Risk by Rethinking Weight
Reducing Risk by Rethinking Weight

Sticking to New Year's resolutions can help with a host of health concerns ... including lowering risk for many types of cancers.

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TDH Addresses State's Opioid Epidemic
TDH Addresses State's Opioid Epidemic

TDH is working collaboratively to turn the tide on Tennessee's opioid epidemic

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Social Media: A Public Health Threat?
Social Media: A Public Health Threat?

There is an increasing concern among public health professionals over the link between social media use and an increase in anxiety and depression.

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The Impact of Behavior on Health Status in the Southeast
The Impact of Behavior on Health Status in the Southeast

United Health Foundation's annual America's Health Rankings® report explores state rankings on 35 health measures. How did Tennessee fare?

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A Servant's Heart
A Servant's Heart

When the need is great, nurses are often the first to volunteer.

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March of Dimes Honors Outstanding Middle Tennessee Nurses at Annual Gala
March of Dimes Honors Outstanding Middle Tennessee Nurses at Annual Gala

Nashville Medical News is honored to serve as media sponsor for the annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. We salute the winners and all the nominees for their dedication in caring for our community.

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TNA Names Tina Gerardi Executive Director
TNA Names Tina Gerardi Executive Director

The new TNA director embraces move to Nashville, new role as head of state association

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Actively Retired: Catching up with Sharon Adkins
Actively Retired: Catching up with Sharon Adkins

Sometimes, you just know when it's time. Such was the case for Sharon Adkins, MSN, RN, who retired from her role as executive director of the Tennessee Nurses Association Sept. 29.

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Post-Flu Risks A Growing Concern For The Elderly
Post-Flu Risks A Growing Concern For The Elderly

Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.

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Alzheimer's Foundation Of America Seeking Nominations For Dementia Care Professional Of The Year

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is now accepting nominations for its 2017 "Dementia Care Professional of the Year."

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Op Ed: National Minority Donor Awareness Week
Op Ed: National Minority Donor Awareness Week

On July 5, writer and teacher Clint Smith tweeted a video of his father dancing with his sister at her wedding reception.

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Neighborhood Health at Lebanon Adds Dental Services
Neighborhood Health at Lebanon Adds Dental Services

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.

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On the Front Lines of Oral Cavity Cancer Prevention, Detection
On the Front Lines of Oral Cavity Cancer Prevention, Detection

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.

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CAC Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults
CAC Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

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.

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'You Be the 1' Encourages Everyday Action to Help Youth with Often Hidden Issues
'You Be the 1' Encourages Everyday Action to Help Youth with Often Hidden Issues

New initiative, launched on Random Acts of Kindness Day, encourages understanding and provides resources to help young people cope with life challenges

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Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

An expert panel takes a fresh look at the most common mode of death and outlines 10 measures to try to flip the script.

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VUMC Expands Heart & Vascular Services
VUMC Expands Heart & Vascular Services

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has expand its service line to offer specialized expertise in complex vascular diseases.

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THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety
THA's Tennessee Center for Patient Safety

The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety supports providers across the state in the quest to move to zero preventable harm.

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Recent Mumps Outbreaks Cause Concern
Recent Mumps Outbreaks Cause Concern

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.

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