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Local Ladies Give a Helping Hand
If you walk inside a small house located on the property of Judson Baptist Church in Nashville, you might think you're inside Santa's workshop. A group of 20-30 retired women meet once a month to volunteer. The group is called Helping Hands. The wome...   FULL STORY  
Titans Go Christmas Caroling Through Saint Thomas Midtown
Players from the Tennessee Titans sang Christmas carols through the halls of Saint Thomas Midtown in Nashville.  Leon Washington, Marqueston Huff, Justin McCray, Derek Moye, Lache Seastrunk, and Chaz Sutton visited newborns and their parents on ...   FULL STORY  
EMS Team for Saint Thomas Health Delivers Compassion with Care
Saint Thomas Emergency Medical Services (STEMS) offers emergency medical transportation services in the Middle Tennessee area. The team takes pride in offering top-quality customer service and medical care with a serious dose of compassion. STEMS has...   FULL STORY  
Love to Sing? Join the Saint Thomas Health Choir
Did you know Saint Thomas Health has its own choir? Barry Wallace, who is the health system's webmaster in corporate communications, is the choir director and wants to get the word out. Don’t be surprised if you see the choir singing Christmas ...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Employees Give Thanks for Thanksgiving
What are Saint Thomas Health associates thankful for this Thanksgiving?  Watch this light-hearted sequence of interviews from employees as some are more than willing to talk on camera… others, not so much....   FULL STORY  
Titans Show Support for Lung Cancer Survivors
Saint Thomas Health and the Tennessee Titans observed Lung Cancer Awareness Month by honoring lung cancer survivors prior to Monday night's game against the New York Jets.   Lung cancer is responsible for more than a quarter of al...   FULL STORY  
Stop Smoking: Saint Thomas Health Helps You Quit
Millions of people do it.  Billions of dollars are spent on hopes people will continue to do it. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and death worldwide according to the American Lung Association.  Smoking harm...   FULL STORY  
Medical Mission at Home
A look back at the Medical Mission at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Saint Thomas Health, along with more than 20 other agencies, came together to help the poor and vulnerable with FREE healthcare, serving nearly a thousand people!...   FULL STORY  
Kids & Asthma: Where You Should NEVER Put Your Inhaler
What happens when one day it’s 70 degrees and the next day it’s 40?  A sinus headache!   This time of the year, when the seasons change, allergies kick into high gear and that can be especially annoying for children.  ...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Medical Associates Welcomes Padma Chunduru, M.D.
Saint Thomas Health is pleased to announce the addition of Padma Chunduru, M.D., to Saint Thomas Medical Associates. Dr. Chunduru attended Vanderbilt University for undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering. She then attended the Quillen Colle...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health Spotlight with the Tennessee Titans: Joint Replacement
Each week, we get together with the Tennessee Titans to highlight important health tips and news from our doctors. This week, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matthew P. Willis discusses joint replacement and the symptoms, causes, and treatment for joint ...   FULL STORY  
A Salute to Our Own Veterans on Veterans Day
Military veterans of Saint Thomas Health were honored with a special luncheon on Veterans Day at Saint Thomas Midtown.  Michael Craighead, who works in Rehab Services, remembers like it was yesterday the day his draft number was called out on TV...   FULL STORY  
Lipscomb University Engineering Students Get A First-Hand Look at Robotics Surgery
A combination of mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering students from Lipscomb University in Nashville had the chance of a lifetime to watch a LIVE robotics surgery at Saint Thomas West.  Dr. Ben Dehner, Chief of Urology at the hospital, ...   FULL STORY  
Local Camp Helps Adults Dealing with Cancer
Middle Tennessee Camp Bluebird is a place of sanctuary, a place of solace and a place of strength. Named for the bluebird houses that are crafted during the three-day, two-night retreat, Camp Bluebird provides adult cancer patients with education, su...   FULL STORY  
The History of Breast Cancer, by Dr. Lisa S. Bellin
Today, everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But just 28 years ago, Breast Cancer Awareness Month was taking place for the first time…and 100 years ago, there were very few treatments for the disease. A timeline of bre...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health’s Medical Mission Serves Hundreds in Need at Municipal Auditorium
It was a day of hope, healing and health.  Saint Thomas Health offered free medical care for people in need during its Medical Mission at Home on October 25, 2014.  Municipal Auditorium in Nashville opened its doors at 8:00am and stayed ope...   FULL STORY  
Next Medical Missions at Home event in Nashville on Oct. 25
On Saturday, Oct. 25, we'll be celebrating Hope, Healing and Health in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium from 8am - 5pm by providing services to those who may not otherwise be able to receive care. On this day of “Hope, Healing and Health&r...   FULL STORY  
Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic Opening At Saint Thomas Midtown
Saint Thomas Outpatient Rehabilitation will open a new clinic at Midtown Plaza Suite 502. The new clinic will open Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. This is a specialized outpatient rehabilitation center with a number of equipment and services available. Serv...   FULL STORY  
Breast Cancer Study By Saint Thomas Health Physician Points To Promising New Treatment Options
Research by a Saint Thomas Health physician may eventually change the way breast cancer is treated – and help many Nashville-area women get therapy that is customized to their particular condition. A new study says the molecular BluePrint test...   FULL STORY
Is a Midwife Right For You?
Is a midwife right for you and your baby? Find out – at 5 p.m. on Oct. 9, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital will hold a Midwife Meet-and-Greet in the Family Learning Center for women who are considering their choices for childbirth. Giving birth i...   FULL STORY
Preteen has ACL Reconstruction Surgery
There isn't a sport 12-year-old Jabori Johnson of Troy, Alabama won't play.  The multi-sport athlete can't stand not being able participate, but he's following doctor's orders. Johnson tore his anterior cruciate ligament playing basketball.&nbs...   FULL STORY  
Two Saint Thomas Health Hospitals Voted #1 Place to Have a Baby
More Middle Tennessee mothers choose Saint Thomas Midtown for the birth of their child than any other hospital in the region. The reasons for our popularity are simple. No other healthcare system provides the level of care, comfort and medical expert...   FULL STORY
Busting through the diet plateau
There are few things more frustrating to dieters than working hard, eating healthy but not seeing the scale budge. This is the dreaded diet plateau. After a few months of dieting and routine exercise, typically four to six months, your body adjusts t...   FULL STORY
Halloween Safety Tips
As Halloween approaches, it is important to remind your children about trick-or-treat safety. Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children and following basic safety guidelines will ensure that your child is safe and can enjoy all the ...   FULL STORY
 Breast Cancer Survivors Honored at Titans Game
The Tennessee Titans may have been playing the Browns, but it was a sea of pink at LP Field on Sunday, October 5th.  The Titans in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month hosted its annual “Crucial Catch” campaign.  Ten...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Medical Associates Welcomes  Allison Kellermann, N.P.
Saint Thomas Health is pleased to announce the addition of Allison Kellermann, Nurse Practitioner, to Saint Thomas Medical Associates, effective August 31, 2014. Kellermann is a Murfreesboro native with 7 years experience as a registered nurse at Sa...   FULL STORY
President & CEO of Saint Thomas Health Honored by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
The leader of Saint Thomas Health, Dr. Mike Schatzlein, was one of eight recipients of the “Spirit of the Chamber” Award given by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce during its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 1.  The event, h...   FULL STORY  
Sipping Wine & Raising Money at 2014 Wine Around the Square in Murfreesboro
Wine Around The Square, a wine tasting event that benefits Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation’s The Power of Pink, was a success as hundreds packed the Square in downtown Murfreesboro on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The event raised money ...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Health associates participate in Walk Your Doctor 5k
On Saturday, September 20th, several associates and physicians from Saint Thomas Health including Dr. Brett Inglis, Jessica Cietek and others participated in the "Walk With Your Doctor" 5k event at the Cumberland Greenway's Ted Rhodes Golf Course in ...   FULL STORY
Becker's Hospital Review lists Saint Thomas West as hospital with Great Heart Program
In an article published earlier this week, Becker's Hospital Review has listed Saint Thomas Heart as one of 100 hospitals with great heart programs. Read more here....   FULL STORY
Great Turnout for the 2014 Rutherford Heart Walk
Hundreds of folks got up early on a chilly Saturday morning in Murfreesboro to raise money for a good cause.  The 2014 Rutherford Heart Walk, put on by the American Heart Association and sponsored by Saint Thomas Rutherford, raised around $100,0...   FULL STORY  
Personal Health Care and Apple's Smart Watch
With the announcement of Apple’s smart watch soon to be made available to the public, this innovative new device has the power to change the scope of personal health and fitness monitoring. Carrie Peck, Exercise Physiologist at Saint Thomas Rut...   FULL STORY
Titans Visit Saint Thomas Midtown
Some patients at Saint Thomas Midtown got a surprise visit for the Tennessee Titans.  Wide Receivers Nate Washington, Kendall Wright, Kris Durham, Derek Hagan, T.J. Graham, and Rico Richardson walked around Labor & Delivery meeting and greet...   FULL STORY  
Wall Breaking Ceremony for the New Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute
Earlier this year, Saint Thomas Health filed a certificate of need with the State of Tennessee to expand and renovate space dedicated to orthopedic services at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.  This project is part of a larger effort to develop th...   FULL STORY  
Rutherford Heart Walk coming to Murfreesboro, Saturday 9/13
The annual event is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association in Rutherford County, and funds go to vital research, public health programs and community education about the no. 1 killer of Americans, cardiovascular disease. This year’...   FULL STORY  
Wine Around the Square Brings Community Together,  Benefits Women in Rutherford County
Wine Around The Square, a wine tasting event that benefits Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation’s The Power of Pink, will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. around the downtown Square in Murfreesboro. Last year, more than 850 peop...   FULL STORY  
Titans and Saint Thomas Health team up for Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
“For Moms by Moms”.  That was the theme of the inaugural Mom’s Football Safety Clinic at LP Field.  The event was hosted by the Tennessee Titans and Saint Thomas Health to educate mothers of youth football players how the ...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Health Names New Chairman, Board of Directors
Clark Baker has been named the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for Saint Thomas Health.  Baker takes over for James Bearden who spent the last couple of years in the role as chairman.  Baker is CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston, but...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Health Physicians Recognized on Top Doctors Lists
Congratulations to all Saint Thomas Health physicians honored in recent “Top Doctors” issues of Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Lifestyles Magazine! We are proud of your hard work and dedication to serving the community. A numbe...   FULL STORY
Beating the Odds – The Story of 6-year-old Mary Farris Meek
Born at 25 weeks old, Mary Farris Meek from Burns, Tennessee barely survived.   She weighed 1 lb 3 oz. and spent 5 months in the NICU at Saint Thomas Midtown in Nashville.  Doctors told her parents, George and Kim Meek, to be prepared ...   FULL STORY  
Vols Football Coach Talks Leadership at Saint Thomas Midtown
University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Butch Jones arrived at Saint Thomas Midtown early Friday morning to speak about leadership.  The event, which was put on by the Council on Workforce Innovation and hosted by Saint Thomas Midtown, welco...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Health Employee Recognized for 45 Years of Service
Wanda Pewitt had no idea when she applied for a job at Saint Thomas in the late 1960’s if she would even get it. Not only did she get the job in accounting straight out of high school, she’s still there after 45 years! Pewitt was recently...   FULL STORY  
Hope, Medicine, and Prayer – How A Murfreesboro Woman’s Life was Saved
It was supposed to be one of the best days of her life. It started out happy as Emily Hunton of Murfreesboro, TN delivered a healthy baby boy at Saint Thomas Rutherford. But moments after delivery, all the happiness turned to horror as Emily couldn&r...   FULL STORY  
Grilling Safety and Food Prep
There’s nothing better than having a bunch of friends and family over for a July 4th cookout… unless they all go home sick!   In this video, Dr. Brady Allen with Physician’s Urgent Care in Brentwood and Franklin tells us ...   FULL STORY  
Ouch!  What Just Bit Me?
This is the time of year children and adults spend countless hours outside, but there’s nothing that ruins a good time than a bug bite.  Sometimes, it’s just itchy… sometimes it can be more dangerous. In this video, Dr. Brady...   FULL STORY  
 International Visitors Tour World Renowned Craig Center at Saint Thomas Midtown
Clinicians from five countries spent a day this week at the world renowned Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing at Saint Thomas Midtown.  Representatives from China, Taiwan, Thailand, Chile, and Brazil got a tour from Program Director Greg Pi...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Sleep Specialists Physician Serving as President of the American Board of Sleep Medicine
Dr. Kelly A. Carden, a sleep medicine expert with Saint Thomas Sleep Specialists, has been named president of the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM). Dr. Carden is also beginning her second year serving on the Board of Directors of the American ...   FULL STORY
Safety First: Having a Blast with Fireworks
What would July 4th be without fireworks?  No doubt, they’re fun to shoot off, but fireworks can cause serious burns and eye injuries.   In this video, Dr. Brady Allen with Physician’s Urgent Care in Brentwood and Franklin ...   FULL STORY  
Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke: What’s the Difference?
Summer is always full of fun in the sun, but not taking the proper precautions to the heat can be dangerous.  In this video, Dr. Brady Allen with Physician’s Urgent Care in Brentwood and Franklin talks about the differences between heat ex...   FULL STORY  
Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco
Millions of dollars are spent on anti-smoking campaigns, but one Saint Thomas Health doctor says the dangers of smokeless tobacco needs more attention.  Dr. Brent Coil, a family practitioner at Saint Thomas West, says smokeless tobacco is just a...   FULL STORY  
Lifelong medical education gets a boost with new Linda and Mike Curb Center for Advanced Medical Education
Saint Thomas Health is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Linda and Mike Curb Institute for Advanced Medical Education at Saint Thomas West Hospital. Supported by a $1.5 million grant from Mike and Linda Curb, this innovative learning insti...   FULL STORY  
Murfreesboro Family Works Out Together to Stay Motivated
They are the Kanes and each have their own reasons to exercise.  Mary Kane is 90 and works out three times a week to stay alive and alert.  Gloria Kane lost 60 pounds before having knee replacement surgery.  Larry Kane suffered a heart...   FULL STORY  
When Muscle Cramps Call You Out of the Game
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James left Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs after suffering from severe leg cramps.  James had to be carried off the court and missed the final four minutes of the game as his team...   FULL STORY  
Founder and Sister of Susan G. Komen visits Saint Thomas Midtown
Nancy Brinker made a promise to her dying sister more than 30 years ago.  The promise was to do everything in her power to end breast cancer.  Brinker, who’s the younger sister of Susan G. Komen, started the non-profit in the early 19...   FULL STORY  
Betty Rogers, 17 -year Saint Thomas West employee
“Would you like some water”?  For 17 years, she’s asked that question thousands of times to patients, visitors, and employees at Saint Thomas West.  She is simply known as “Betty” around the hospital.  &nb...   FULL STORY  
Grinder's Switch Winery bottles wine in honor of Daughters of Charity
No “wining” here.  The employees and senior leadership of Saint Thomas Hickman took a break from the hospital and headed ten minutes up the road to work at Grinder’s Switch Winery in Centerville, Tennessee.  They spent abo...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Health sponsors community bicycle station
Saint Thomas Health has sponsored a community bicycle station located at the intersection of 20th and Church, near Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.  Bike riding is a fun way to exercise – so grab family, friends and a bike, and spend the da...   FULL STORY  
Hospital Week - 40-year volunteer honored at Saint Thomas Midtown
Eugenia Daniel is 87-years young and going strong.  She’s met Johnny Cash, Oprah Winfrey, and Chuck Woolery all while working at the information desk as a volunteer at Saint Thomas Midtown. Recently, she was recognized for her 40 years of ...   FULL STORY  
Hospital Week Preparations
May 11th-17th is National Hospital Week and in preparation, 30 members of the Saint Thomas Health Human Resources team packed over 8,000 goodie bags as a way to say 'thank you' to the 8,000 associates and volunteers who provide reverant, holistic car...   FULL STORY  
The story of Nothing Shall Be Impossible They will say it’s too hard. That it cannot be done.The obstacles are just too great to overcome. To whichwe will say, we are different… We are children of God.More powerful than we can imagine.We are foll...   FULL STORY
Dena Anderson - Breast Cancer Survivor
Mother’s Day has more meaning for the Anderson family in Murfreesboro.  Last fall, Dena Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer through the Saint Thomas “Mission in Motion” Mobile Mammography Unit at her workplace.  She ...   FULL STORY  
Jeremy Cowart Discusses Nothing Shall Be Impossible
World renowned artist and photographer, Jeremy Cowart, shares his experience in collaborating with Saint Thomas Health to capture the moments that help inspire the message "Nothing Shall Be Impossible."  Read more about his experience and the pe...   FULL STORY
Farewell Mass for the Daughters of Charity
The Daughters of Charity were honored with a farewell mass that celebrated their 100+ years of service for the sick and the poor of Middle Tennessee....   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Heart First Cardiac Program  Awarded U.S. TRANSFORM Trial in Middle Tennessee
Saint Thomas Heart is the only cardiac program in Middle Tennessee enrolling patients in the U.S. TRANSFORM trial, a new cardiac surgery clinical trial studying a new “sutureless” aortic valve prosthesis for patients in need of an aortic ...   FULL STORY
Protecting your health against stroke
Stroke is a leading cause of death and long-term disability in the United States. Nearly 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke each year, and 130,000 of those people lose their lives to the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...   FULL STORY
Know the warning signs of a stroke? Know FAST.
Did you know stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. Between fast action upon the onset of stroke symptoms and taking general preventative measures, we can drive down the number of l...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health Annual Associate Golf Tournament
Saint Thomas Health associates enjoyed a day on the links at Two Rivers Golf Course for some friendly competition that also raised funds for the Saint Thomas Foundation.2014 STHe Challenge Cup Golf Tournament Results  1st Place from Saint Thoma...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Health To Create Joint Replacement Institute
Earlier this year, Saint Thomas Health filed a certificate of need with the State of Tennessee to expand and renovate space dedicated to orthopedic services at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.  This project is part of a larger effort to develop th...   FULL STORY  
Medical Mission at Home: Hickman County
Our One Healing Community of Volunteers shared their gifts and talents with one of the poorest counties in Tennessee on Saturday, April 12 in Hickman County. There were between 130-150 patients who attended the Medical Mission at Home. We provided ne...   FULL STORY
 116th Anniversary of Saint Thomas West
Saint Thomas Health was proud to celebrate the 116th anniversary of Saint Thomas West while honoring the Daughters of Charity who will be moving on to other ministries in May.  Chief Mission Officer Greg Pope and Sister Sherry Barrett were on ha...   FULL STORY  
Alcohol Awareness Month: April
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and with the verdict on Justin Bieber’s January charges for driving under the influence (along with a handful of other charges) to come to a close soon, here are a few reminders of alcohol's affects on the body...   FULL STORY
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Sexual assault shouldn’t happen, but if it does, the Saint Thomas Rutherford Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program of...   FULL STORY
Tiger Woods and Back Surgery
The Masters Golf Tournament begins next weekend, but this year, Tiger Woods will not be competing. Having recently undergone spine surgery for a pinched nerve, caused by a herniated disc, Woods’ condition has forced him to sit this tournament o...   FULL STORY  
Four Unexpected Benefits of Walking
The benefits of walking are well documented, so you probably know most of them. A daily stroll has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Walking is a free, effective weight-loss tool. It can tone muscles in your body and reduce ...   FULL STORY  
Join us in celebrating National Walking Day, April 2
As a proud sponsor of National Walking Day (April 2), Saint Thomas Health is encouraging everyone in the Nashville area to do something good (and healthy!) for themselves by going for a walk. Why? Because just 30 minutes of walking per day can go mil...   FULL STORY  
Missionpoint Health Partners Brings Onsite Clinic to Local Employers
MissionPoint Health Partners has partnered with Aegis Sciences Corporation to provide Aegis employees and their dependents with convenient access to quality care through an onsite MissionPoint Connect healthcare clinic. The clinic, now open at Aegis&...   FULL STORY  
Local Students Chosen for TRP Star Scholarship Program Through Saint Thomas Health and TRP Partnership
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—(March 11, 2014)—Saint Thomas Health, along with other Middle Tennessee organizations, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 TRP STAR Program. The Tennessee Rural Partnership Saint Thomas Award Recipient (TRP S...   FULL STORY
5 Colon Cancer Symptoms
March is colorectal cancer awareness month. This year alone, 148,000 men and women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer. When found early, there is a 90 percent chance for a cure. Often colorectal cancer is asymptomatic in its ea...   FULL STORY
10 Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As with most cancers, early detection is the key to colon cancer survival. Dr. Brett Inglis, gastroenterologist with Nashville Medical Group’s Center for Gastroenterology, urges patients to know their...   FULL STORY
Missionpoint Health Partners Receives Grant to Aid Uninsured of Montgomery County
MissionPoint Health Partners has been awarded an $80,000 grant from Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation.  The grant funds will be used to launch a pilot program for chronic disease management, with the goal of serving 400 u...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health Faith Community Nursing Program Hosts Classes For Nurses
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Dec. 3, 2013) – Saint Thomas Health is pleased to again offer the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing , a course that provides basic preparation for registered nurses to become Faith Community Nurses (FCN).  F...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health and UT Residency Program Accredited
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—Saint Thomas Health has announced the accreditation of the recently announced Family Medicine Program, due to begin training physicians in 2015. Saint Thomas Health’s Saint Louise Clinic in Murfreesboro and the Univer...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation Announces 2014 Class of Young Professionals Organization
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—(Feb. 11, 2014)— The Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation has announced the 2014 class of The Commonwealth Society, an organization of young professionals and future leaders eager to explore issues surrounding h...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas West Hospital SP Zoning Proposal
Attached are four documents related to the proposed zoning changes on the Saint Thomas West Hospital campus.  The proposed zoning would allow Saint Thomas West Hospital to develop its campus in a logical manner, consistent with needs of pat...   FULL STORY
Middle Tennessee Hosts Annual Play 4 Kay Power of Pink Game
Murfreesboro, Tenn.—(Feb. 4, 2014)—The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will be hosting their annual Play 4 Kay-Power of Pink game on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2:00 p.m.  The women’s basketball team will play Conference USA rival Rice...   FULL STORY
What's the 'Vascular' in Cardiovascular?
The human body has two circulatory systems--the cardiovascular (vascular) system and the lymphatic system.  So what exactly is the vascular system and what does it do? Simply put, the vascular system is the system of vessels (hollow tubes) for ...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health Goes Red in Support of Women and Heart Disease
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Feb. 4, 2014)  – February is American Heart Month, and Saint Thomas Health is going red to help bring heart disease to the forefront of women’s health.  Saint Thomas Health is encouraging women to empo...   FULL STORY  
What's in a good calorie?
Your daily caloric intake number is an important number to know in order to keep your body functioning at its optimum level. Too few or too many calories inhibit a healthy lifestyle. But just hitting the right calorie count doesn’t cut it. Ther...   FULL STORY
Heart Attack Warning Signs for Women
Paying attention to the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference of a life saved. It is important to note, however, that men and women experience different warning signs. In continued observance of American Heart Month, take the time t...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health Neuro Specialist Named To Best Doctors In America 2014 Database
Saint Thomas Health is proud to announce Oscar E. Mendez, M.D., neurologist at Saint Thomas Neurology Specialists, is included on the Best Doctors in America 2014 database. Founded by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors conducts an exten...   FULL STORY
Pick Your Promise: Know Your Numbers
They say ignorance is bliss, but when it comes to fighting off heart disease, ignorance can be detrimental. Knowing your numbers will help you assess your risk for heart disease and help you to key in to the areas of your life that need special atten...   FULL STORY
Pick Your Promise: Eat Healthy
As the local sponsor of the Go Red for Women campaign, we’re encouraging women to pick their promise to help drive down the percentage of women affected by heart disease, starting with themselves. One promise? Eating healthy.  Saving time...   FULL STORY
Pick Your Promise: Exercise
Your body is meant for movement. Unfortunately, most of us spend a good portion of our days leading a sedentary life. While we are quick to notice the outward, physical changes a sedentary lifestyle has, we are less likely to observe the effects it h...   FULL STORY
Pick Your Promise: Share the Message
Whether you’ve previously been affected, know someone who has it or are simply taking a stance on the fight against heart disease, one thing is certain: sharing is caring. Your heart is quite literally, vital to your health and proper care of i...   FULL STORY
Pick Your Promise: Quit Smoking
By now, the perils of smoking are no secret, yet many continue down its addictive path. During American Heart Month, we’re calling out smoking as one of the preventable causes of heart disease, the number one killer of women. If you’re st...   FULL STORY
Making a splash with fish oil
Fish oil is becoming a more popular supplement to diets… but do you know why? Fish oil is filled with the fatty-acid known as Omega-3; yes, this is the good fat. Omega-3 packs a long list of health benefits, including things like:  Dec...   FULL STORY
Youthful aging
It’s no secret. You age on a daily basis, and there’s nothing you can do to turn back time. You can, however, help your body maintain a more youthful vigor by putting more attention to your exercise, nutrition and lifestyle habits.  ...   FULL STORY
Celebrating National Healthy Weight Week with Saint Thomas Health, Jan. 19-25
Many New Year’s resolutions involve shedding extra holiday pounds and getting back to a healthy weight. If you’re looking for motivation to jumpstart your healthy weight goals, what better motivation than by picking up new habits during N...   FULL STORY
Turkey Medallions with Sweet Potato-Walnut Mash, from The Go Red for Women Cookbook
Turkey Medallions with Sweet Potato-Walnut Mash Serves 4; 3 ounces turkey, 3/4 cup mash, and 1 tablespoon sauce per serving If you crave the flavors of Thanksgiving year-round, this dish is the perfect solution. It pairs heart-healthy, quick-cookin...   FULL STORY
Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry, from The Go Red for Women Cookbook
Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry Serves 6; 1 cup chicken mixture and 1/2 cup rice per serving It takes just a few minutes to prepare your own delicious, healthful stir-fry. Our version combines juicy chicken with plenty of veggies. Ingredients   1 1...   FULL STORY
Pork and Green Onion Tacos, from The Go Red for Women Cookbook
Pork and Green Onion Tacos Serves 4; 2 tacos per serving Grilling lean pork chops and thinly slicing them is a fast way to get that classic pork flavor found in many Mexican dishes. Grilling the green onions gives them a charred, smoky taste that c...   FULL STORY
5 Things to Know about Folic Acid
You’ve heard about folic acid, but do you know how it benefits you? Find out here: Folic acid is the essential vitamin for every woman who’s capable of having a baby. It’s essential because it can greatly reduce your risk of h...   FULL STORY
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Coping with Chemo
As we celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Kristina McCain, Gynecology and Women's Preventative Health at Saint Thomas Women's Health Specialists, shares these guidelines for coping with the common side-effects of cancer treatment. Fatig...   FULL STORY
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Once the top killer of women, thousands of women each year now survive cervical cancer due to advances in medical research and technology. Take some time this month to learn more about the risks of cervical cancer and share that information with the ...   FULL STORY
Preparing an Emergency Kit
You just never know when a natural disaster or unforeseen circumstances will strike, so it’s always best to be prepared. Having a fully equipped emergency kit stored away is an excellent idea for those moments you hope will never happen. Here a...   FULL STORY
Calming the child who fears shots
Shots. There are presumably few words that can conjure up such tears from a child as this. Regardless of how beneficial getting a shot may be, it doesn’t help in soothing a child’s fear of that uncomfortable prick. The next time you have ...   FULL STORY
When Motivation Stops
It’s a new year and you’re likely looking forward to ushering in a brand new you, right? Motivation, while perhaps is still in high gear, will begin to dwindle sooner rather than later. So what do you do when you really want to make those...   FULL STORY
Five things you’re not doing that can improve your health
  Drink tea daily. Herbal, green, oolong and red, these are just a few types of tea that carry bountiful benefits for your body. From soothing eczema itches to improving complexion, tea is a wonderful and natural supplement. A banana a day k...   FULL STORY
Dumping the Holiday Pounds
With all of the cookies and holiday leftovers having cycled out of the pantry and refrigerator, you’re likely left with nothing but their sweet memory in your waistline. As the saga for every New Year goes, it’s time to dump those holiday...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health Foundation Receives Grant from the Baptist Healing Trust
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (Jan. 8, 2014) – The Saint Thomas Health Foundation received a generous grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, a private grant making foundation, to assist in the services provided to the poor and needy at their Middle Te...   FULL STORY
Seeing clearly with healthy eyes
They say your eyes are the windows to your soul, so shouldn’t you be taking good care of them? As we age, eye care becomes increasingly important, but it’s never too early to start good eye-care practices. Wear sunglasses. Just as you we...   FULL STORY
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