With flu shot rates increasing only 20% over the past month, too many older Middle Tennessee residents remain unvaccinated going into the height of flu season
Increasingly, healthcare providers are expanding their focus beyond physical wellness to take a more holistic view of well-being.
In the United States, 10 to 20 percent of people have a form of the winter blues, and about half a million people suffer from winter Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.
Following a medication error last December that resulted in a patient death, Vanderbilt University Medical Center faced scrutiny by CMS, which could have potentially impacted Medicare reimbursement. However, on Nov. 29, the federal agency accepted a corrective action plan submitted by the city's academic medical center.
Nashville physician-scientists are helping lead the way in advancing cancer care.
The senior living industry is undergoing a makeover as baby boomers shift focus from medical-directed care to hospitality-driven services.
Noted immunologists joined forces at the recent International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference to discuss the importance of fostering and funding basic science.
Ascension Saint Thomas recently celebrated the grand opening of their comprehensive new cancer center on the Midtown campus.
The Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee hosted their 27th Annual Sage Awards on Oct. 29. With a belief that aging should be celebrated and embraced and that older adults have a lifetime of wisdom and experience to offer communities, the Sage Awards are presented each year to older adults who have made outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee.
In late October, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced and sought input on a new "International Pricing Index" (IPI) payment model to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs.
Clover Health, a healthcare company using data and technology to improve medical outcomes, recently announced expansion of its Medicare Advantage health plans in five new major markets for the plan year beginning Jan. 1, 2019.
Knowledge is power ... Healthgrades has recently released the 20th annual hospital quality rankings and 2nd annual National Health Index, looking at the strengths and challenges city's face in creating a healthy community.
Evidence, Known Harms Increase Concerns about Risks to Health
Awareness, innovative therapies are effective tools to manage pain and ward against addiction.
About one in 25 patients in America has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) on any given day, according to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Need far outstrips capacity when it comes to treating substance abuse disorders. American Addiction Centers CMO Dr. Lawrence Weinstein discusses barriers to care and possible solutions.
Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual number of such deaths since reporting began with prescription opioids leading the way.
Physicians and other healthcare professionals from around the state gathered in Nashville last month for education and updates on the opioid crisis and other pressing issues at the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit.
Quality and safety don't happen by accident. LifePoint Health has garnered national recognition for their commitment to quality and now shares their insights on sustained improvement with others.
A health system can make remarkable strides in patient safety and quality only to see those results squandered when patients fail to properly adhere to a medication regimen.
New institute looks to accelerate treatment and innovation for underserved populations by tapping into a diverse databank of 3.5 million medical and dental records.
Website includes interactive tool to help sexual assault victims determine if the SAFE Clinic is right for them
Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin greatly expands staff and adds pediatric services.
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