On February 9, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West became the first Ascension hospital in the country and the only medical facility in Tennessee to offer intracoronary brachytherapy, a procedure that helps improve chest pain in patients with stents that have re-narrowed (sometimes called "collapsed") and reduces the chance of them narrowing again in the future.
52% of adults missing lifesaving screenings to prevent cancer are not rescheduling them
Sedative medications used in intensive care are associated with increased delirium, which is in turn connected with higher medical costs and greater risk of death and ICU-related dementia.
Study to focus on using saliva in the analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) to accurately and non-invasively detect non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Sarah Cannon announced that 53 abstracts and presentations authored by Sarah Cannon experts have been selected for presentation at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition.
All cancers are not created equally. Recent Vanderbilt research show stomach, lung and appendiceal cancers are on the rise and detected later among certain ethnic groups.
Prenatal addiction services needed to bridge the gap in addiction, obstetrics
Efforts are underway by TDMHSAS leadership to reach more Tennesseans suffering with addiction through education and recovery initiatives.
Opioid misuse often traces its roots to medically valid pain management intervention. Increased awareness of addiction has led providers to look for effective alternatives. In the hospital setting, recent studies find Caldolor® might be one such option.
National Council for Behavioral Health and Nashville-based Qualifacts recently released results of a national survey of behavioral health providers on utilizing virtual technology and care.
Nutrition is a critical component of regaining and maintaining health ... but for those facing food insecurity, it can become a major stumbling block. NGH's multi-pronged approach to disease management feeds the mind and the body to improve outcomes.
From residential treatment to telehealth, there's a new normal in addiction medicine.
In September, AACR released a first-of-its-kind report exploring disparities in cancer progress across racial and ethnic minorities, as well as other underserved populations.
Opioid Response Network surpasses 3 Million people impacted through free education and training
COA offers a helpline and lifeline to providers, older adults, caregivers and family members trying to navigate services.
Angela Jefferson, PhD, professor of Neurology and director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support establishment of an NIA-funded exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
New norms mean new routines and standards of care on and off the field.
As part of their ongoing Brass Tacks series, the Nashville Health Care Council recently welcomed Brookdale CEO Cindy Baier to discuss the senior living industry's response to COVID-19.
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