As families gather the generations together for the holidays, it's a good time to reflect on the health status of the community's most senior members.
As the U.S. population ages, new partnerships along the continuum of care are necessary to achieve optimal outcomes for patients.
A Nashville startup is using technology to help seniors age in place while providing peace of mind to loved ones and actionable data to caregivers.
Two new procedures recently made their debut in Middle Tennessee offering new treatment options for coronary bifurcation lesions and lumbar fusion.
COPD is the third leading cause of death in America, yet it lags behind many other conditions in terms of research dollars and coordinated federal response ... but that seems to be changing.
New molecule developed at Vanderbilt could be game changer in fight against Alzheimer's
The Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is making the Alzheimer's experience more manageable for area caregivers and providers, alike.
Opioid dependency and subsequent drug overdose has become a major epidemic in our country - 91 people die each day from an opioid overdose, and the numbers of deaths have more than quadrupled in the last 17 years. In Tennessee, we are particularly afflicted as we were named the second highest opioid consuming state in the nation in 2012 - only second to Alabama. As this pressing public health issue crosses every demographic and socioeconomic category, it's becoming increasingly important to band together to curb this growing epidemic in both Tennessee and nationwide.
Lorio's living hinge cages expected to change the future of spinal surgery.
PACE programs take a holistic approach to senior care within the continuum to craft individualized plans that allow older adults to thrive within their own community.
Vanderbilt has become the first in Tennessee to perform next gen knee surgery with an implant containing the patient's own regrown cartilage cells.
Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,631 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2016, the highest annual number of such deaths recorded in state history. This is an increase from the 1,451 overdose deaths recorded among Tennessee residents in 2015.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is now accepting nominations for its 2017 "Dementia Care Professional of the Year."
On July 5, writer and teacher Clint Smith tweeted a video of his father dancing with his sister at her wedding reception.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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