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During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October provides an opportunity to educate others about this disease and available resources. From pink ribbons to t-shirts and balloons... Read More



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Enjoying East Tennessee
Enjoying East Tennessee

RiverRocks in Chattanooga

October represents a true change in seasons, and living in the mountains of East Tennessee, the month...

 
Clinically Speaking: MammoSite: Making Life Easier for Many Breast Cancer Patients
More than 20 years of data confirms that breast conservation therapy provides an option equal in terms of overall survival to mastectom.
 
It’s Good to Have CHOICES | TennCare, CHOICES Program, Money Follows the Person, MFP, Long Term Care Community Choices Act of 2008, Long-term Care, Home and Community Based Services, HCBS, Kelly Gunderson, Michelle Morse Jernigan, Scott Bowers, UnitedHealthcare
It’s Good to Have CHOICES

TennCare Programming Changes Face of Long-Term Care

Options are always more fun than ultimatums.


 
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Pandemic!

It’s October and while the leaves are turning and the days are shortening and the weather is nearing perfection for another few weeks, only one thing is on my mind. Halloween.


 
Tales from the EHR Trenches:  Communication
Tales from the EHR Trenches: Communication
Before you implement your system, it’s a good idea to give some serious thought to communication.
 
New Study Reveals $120 Million in Annual Medicare Readmission Spending

Improved Care Transitions Can Reduce Costs

Mounting pressure to reduce healthcare costs is a focus of health reform and, over the past several years, geographic analyses of healthcare claims data have demonstrated ...

 
Moral Medicine: Professional Neglect
When you consider the vast array of serious ethical issues facing medical professionals today, this seems like such an insignificant issue.
 
Wine 201: Don't Dis Screw Caps
Is a wine with a screw cap closure a cheap wine? It used to be. Is it now? No way, Rosé!
 
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Partnering Programs Provide Even Better Care | breast cancer, American Cancer Society, Kingsport Hematology Oncology, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Partnering Programs Provide Even Better Care

Wellmont – Komen for the Cure® – American Cancer Society®

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October provides an opportunity to educate others about this disease and available resources.

 
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Clearing the Confusion on Privacy Breach Notifications | Privacy Breach Notification, HITECH, HIPAA, Healthcare Data Breach, Privacy & Security, Alisa Chestler, Baker Donelson, Robert Tennant, Medical Group Management Association, MGMA
Clearing the Confusion on Privacy Breach Notifications
Talk of a final rule pertaining to the privacy breach notification portion of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act...
 
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Physician to Physician: Seasonal Depression
Fall is in the air!  For some, this is a beautiful time of year filled with outdoor activities and enjoyment of the foliage and colors.

 


Preemies May Be at Higher Risk of Epilepsy Later in Life
Title: Preemies May Be at Higher Risk of Epilepsy Later in Life
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2011 6:06:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2011 Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:00 am EDT

Conviction Rates Similar for Suspects of Child, Adult Murder in Utah
Title: Conviction Rates Similar for Suspects of Child, Adult Murder in Utah
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2011 6:06:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2011 Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:00 am EDT

Mom's Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk
Title: Mom's Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2011 6:06:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2011 Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:00 am EDT

HPV-Linked Oral Cancers on the Rise, Study Finds
Title: HPV-Linked Oral Cancers on the Rise, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2011 6:06:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2011 Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:00 am EDT

Facebook Pages May Offer Clues to Underage Drinking
Title: Facebook Pages May Offer Clues to Underage Drinking
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2011 6:06:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2011 Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:00 am EDT

Experts Assess What Works for Weight Loss
Title: Experts Assess What Works for Weight Loss
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2011 6:06:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2011 Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:00 am EDT


News briefs: Panthers' Shockey (concussion) misses practice - CBSSports.com

News briefs: Panthers' Shockey (concussion) misses practice
CBSSports.com
Full Story NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee fullback Ahmard Hall says Adderall borrowed from a friend to help him drive home to Texas caused his positive drug test and four-game suspension under the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. ...

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Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:47 pm EDT

Nashville Predators' Mike Fisher embraces Nashville lifestyle - The Tennessean

Nashville Predators' Mike Fisher embraces Nashville lifestyle
The Tennessean
He met Fraser at a Senators practice in early April. Shortly before Fraser passed away in May of 2007, Fisher visited him at home and watched a movie and played with toy cars. “He loves children. He has this tender heart,” Robinson said. ...

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Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2011 1:56 pm EDT

When the Nurse Wants to Be Called 'Doctor' - New York Times

New York Times

When the Nurse Wants to Be Called 'Doctor'
New York Times
Dr. Roland Goertz, the board chairman of the American Academy of Family Physicians, says that physicians are worried that losing control over “doctor,” a word that has defined their profession for centuries, will be followed by the loss of control over ...
When the nurse wants to be called 'doctor'msnbc.com
Your doctor may not be a physicianAlbany Times Union

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Posted Sunday, October 2, 2011 11:00 am EDT