Vanderbilt-led Study Finds Flu Vaccine Helps Reduce Hospitalizations Due to Influenza Pneumonia

Oct 13, 2015 at 12:51 am by Staff

More than half of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia could be prevented by influenza vaccination, according to a study led by investigators at Vanderbilt University M.... Read More

TDH Releases HAI Report to Consumers

Oct 13, 2015 at 12:03 am by Staff

The week of Oct. 12, the Tennessee Department of Health released a report on healthcare associated infections and, for the first time, an annual report on healthcare associate.... Read More

Advanced Device Improves Health and Saves Costs for Patients with Lymphedema

Oct 07, 2015 at 12:55 pm by Staff

Lymphedema patients saw a nearly 80 percent reduction in their cellulitis episodes just by using an advanced pneumatic compression device at home, according to a study in JAMA.... Read More

Reduced-Nicotine Cigarettes Decreased Dependence and Frequency of Smoking: NEJM Study

Oct 06, 2015 at 02:07 pm by Staff

Reduced-nicotine cigarettes were beneficial in reducing nicotine exposure and dependence, and also the number of cigarettes smoked per day, when compared with standard-nicotin.... Read More Launches Metastatic Trial Search

Oct 06, 2015 at 01:54 pm by Staff

On Oct. 5, (BCT) announced the non-profit organization has teamed up with five breast cancer advocacy organizations to make finding out about clinical t.... Read More

FDA Approves New Injectable Drug to Treat Schizophrenia

Oct 06, 2015 at 01:11 pm by Staff

On Oct. 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection to treat adults with schizophrenia, a severe and disablin.... Read More

Healthcare Vendors Agree to Interoperability Metric During KLAS Keystone Summit

Oct 06, 2015 at 12:28 am by Staff

Key EMR solution executives and healthcare provider organizations convened at the KLAS Keystone Summit in Midway, Utah, to help solve the key interoperability challenges faci.... Read More

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Keytruda for Patients with Advanced NSCLC & PD-L1 Protein Expression

Oct 05, 2015 at 02:06 pm by Staff

On Oct. 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to treat patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).... Read More

Do Something

Oct 02, 2015 at 05:36 pm by Staff

During the third annual luncheon benefitting End Slavery Tennessee on Sept. 22 in Nashville, nearly 800 audience members listened in stunned silence as guest speakers detailed.... Read More

Q&A with MTSA President Chris Hulin

Oct 02, 2015 at 05:26 pm by Staff

On July 1, Christopher P. Hulin, CRNA, DNP, became the fourth president in the 65-year history of the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia. Previously, he served as dean and.... Read More