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Clover Health Flu Shot Monitor Finds Only 61% of Nashville Seniors Have Been Immunized This Season
Clover Health Flu Shot Monitor Finds Only 61% of Nashville Seniors Have Been Immunized This Season

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

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Moving beyond Wellness to Well-Being
Moving beyond Wellness to Well-Being

Increasingly, healthcare providers are expanding their focus beyond physical wellness to take a more holistic view of well-being.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: The Recurring Winter Blues Storm
Seasonal Affective Disorder: The Recurring Winter Blues Storm

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.

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Vanderbilt Comments on Patient Error, CMS Corrective Action Plan

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.

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Cancer Care on the Cutting Edge
Cancer Care on the Cutting Edge

Nashville physician-scientists are helping lead the way in advancing cancer care.

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The Evolution of Senior Living
The Evolution of Senior Living

The senior living industry is undergoing a makeover as baby boomers shift focus from medical-directed care to hospitality-driven services.

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When Basic Science Becomes a Breakthrough
When Basic Science Becomes a Breakthrough

Noted immunologists joined forces at the recent International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference to discuss the importance of fostering and funding basic science.

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ONcology Rounds
ONcology Rounds

News of note in cancer research, treatment and partnerships.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Opens Cancer Center
Ascension Saint Thomas Opens Cancer Center

Ascension Saint Thomas recently celebrated the grand opening of their comprehensive new cancer center on the Midtown campus.

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Council on Aging Honors Middle Tennesseans
Council on Aging Honors Middle Tennesseans

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.

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HHS Advances Payment Model to Lower Drug Costs

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.

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Clover Health Expands to Nashville, Releases Flu Findings

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.

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IQuity Awarded Grant to Identify Alzheimer's Earlier
IQuity Awarded Grant to Identify Alzheimer's Earlier

Nashville-based data analytics company IQuity recently received a $320,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Who is Getting Healthcare Right?
Who is Getting Healthcare Right?

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.

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TDH Issues Public Health Advisory On Cannabis
TDH Issues Public Health Advisory On Cannabis

Evidence, Known Harms Increase Concerns about Risks to Health

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The War Against Opioids in Pain Management
The War Against Opioids in Pain Management

Awareness, innovative therapies are effective tools to manage pain and ward against addiction.

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Designed to Disinfect: The Relation Between Interior Design & Infection Control
Designed to Disinfect: The Relation Between Interior Design & Infection Control

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.

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Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction
Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction

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.

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News of Note in Addiction
News of Note in Addiction

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.

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Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis
Physicians, Healthcare Organizations Convene to Combat Tennessee's Opioid Crisis

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.

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Keeping the Focus on Quality & Safety
Keeping the Focus on Quality & Safety

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.

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New Tech Solutions to Improve Medication Adherence
New Tech Solutions to Improve Medication Adherence

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.

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Meharry Launches Data Science Institute
Meharry Launches Data Science Institute

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.

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Nashville's First Dedicated Clinic for Rape Exams Begins Taking Clients
Nashville's First Dedicated Clinic for Rape Exams Begins Taking Clients

Website includes interactive tool to help sexual assault victims determine if the SAFE Clinic is right for them

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Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin Expands Staff, Adds Pediatric Services
Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin Expands Staff, Adds Pediatric Services

Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin greatly expands staff and adds pediatric services.

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