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New Study Identifies Gaps in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder as Overdose Emergencies Soar

Opioid overdose deaths have reached record highs and emergency physicians have a vital role in potentially saving these patients by prescribing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as buprenorphine, and by prescribing naloxone, a rapid-acting medicine to reverse an overdose.

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American Cancer Society, Meharry Team Up to Change the Narrative
American Cancer Society, Meharry Team Up to Change the Narrative

Meharry Medical College is one of four HBCUs partnering with the American Cancer Society.

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ONcology Rounds
ONcology Rounds

New treatments, research and leadership - Middle Tennessee has a lot going on in oncology care.

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Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Orthopedic & Other Surgeries
Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Orthopedic & Other Surgeries

Insights from a leading orthopedic trauma surgeon who recently visited Nashville for the Clinical Orthopaedic Society (COS) 2021 annual meeting in early November. Robert Harris, MD serves as First President-Elect for the COS.

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HealthStream Preps the Workforce to Battle the Opioid Epidemic
HealthStream Preps the Workforce to Battle the Opioid Epidemic

Fanning the flames of emotional and physical pain, the global COVID-19 pandemic has added fuel to opioid use, driving the epidemic to new heights.

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Fighting Addiction on All Fronts
Fighting Addiction on All Fronts

Substance use disorder knows no racial, economic, sexual orientation, age or gender boundaries. Fighting it requires a concerted effort on all fronts.

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Hope Renewed
Hope Renewed

Nashville's unique treatment center is building stronger women and families by renewing hope.

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America's Health Rankings: Women & Children
America's Health Rankings: Women & Children

The latest report from United Health Foundation finds areas of strength and opportunities for improvement in addressing health needs for women and children in Tennessee.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Position Statement Recommends Addressing Palliative Care Early in Patient Journey

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has issued a position statement that recommends healthcare providers address the incorporation of palliative care early in the medical journey of patients living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

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Doctors Seeing Increase in Young Females with Tics, Verbal Outbursts Similar to Tourette syndrome
Doctors Seeing Increase in Young Females with Tics, Verbal Outbursts Similar to Tourette syndrome

An international phenomenon of involuntary movements and vocalizations in adolescent girls, similar to the tics seen in Tourette syndrome, is now believed to be a functional movement disorder.

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Ataga Leading $3 Million AI Study For Predicting Kidney Function Decline in Sickle Cell Patients
Ataga Leading $3 Million AI Study For Predicting Kidney Function Decline in Sickle Cell Patients

Kenneth Ataga, MD, Director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $3.2 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a project that enlists artificial intelligence in the fight against sickle cell disease.

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Grant Creates Center for Maternal, Pediatric Precision Therapeutics
Grant Creates Center for Maternal, Pediatric Precision Therapeutics

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as a center of excellence for Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics (MPRINT).

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Change in Respiratory Care Strategies for Preterm Infants Improves Health Outcomes
Change in Respiratory Care Strategies for Preterm Infants Improves Health Outcomes

A decade's worth of data shows that neonatologists are shifting the type of respiratory support they utilize for preterm infants, a move that could lead to improved health outcomes.

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The Fear of the Unknown: Anxiety and the Upcoming School Year
The Fear of the Unknown: Anxiety and the Upcoming School Year

Nurture the Next Discusses Ways to Help Children Cope as they Return to School

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Older Age, Chronic Co-Morbidities Associated with More Severe COVID Disease in Children
Older Age, Chronic Co-Morbidities Associated with More Severe COVID Disease in Children

Over the course of the pandemic, researchers nationwide noticed differences in COVID-19 disease between children and adults.

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Envision Healthcare Shares Resources to Support Clinician Mental Health
Envision Healthcare Shares Resources to Support Clinician Mental Health

National Medical Group Uses Systematic Professional Well-Being Approach to Support Clinicians' Wellness

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Answering the Call to Train More Physicians
Answering the Call to Train More Physicians

Local healthcare leaders address the growing need for doctors nationwide

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Back to School with COVID
Back to School with COVID

After enjoying a taste of 'return to normal' earlier this year, the Delta variant has changed the trajectory of the pandemic and plunged communities into crisis again.

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News of Note in Orthopaedics & Pain Management
News of Note in Orthopaedics & Pain Management

New providers, centers and services give Middle Tennessee patients more option for pain relief and care.

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Vanderbilt Podcast: Y'all Means All: Giving Everyone the Chance to Be Healthy
Vanderbilt Podcast: Y'all Means All: Giving Everyone the Chance to Be Healthy

The latest episode of the second season of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's original podcast series is up. Don't miss this discussion on breaking down barriers to care for Black and Brown communities

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Three Tennessee Congressional Districts Among Those Where Black Americans are Most Impacted by Alzheimer's Disease

New data brief shows TN-4, TN-7, and TN-8 have among highest prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among Black Americans in nation

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AACR Establishes New Cancer Evolution Working Group
AACR Establishes New Cancer Evolution Working Group

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced the formation of its seventh and newest scientific working group, which will be dedicated to supporting cancer evolution research.

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Global Dementia Cases Forecasted To Triple By 2050

New analysis shows a decrease in prevalence due to education countered by increase due to heart health risk factors

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Blackburn, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Breast Cancer Screenings

U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2021, a bill to preserve coverage for routine breast cancer screening for women beginning at age 40.

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Alzheimer's Association Welcomes CMS Announcement of National Coverage Determination Analysis on Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

On behalf of all those living with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers, and their families, we appreciate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) thoughtful consideration on coverage considerations for monoclonal antibodies targeting amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, including aducanumab, which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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