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Tennessee Oncology Opens New Saint Thomas West Location Larger, Technology-Driven Clinic Improves Patient ExperienceNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Oncology has opened a new 22,000-square-foot clinic in Saint Thomas West Hospital with additional space and a streamlined layout that was designed to bette...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health to host medical mission event in Nashville NASHVILLE, TENN. – Aug. 14 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system will host a free medical screening event in Nashville on Saturday, Sept. 2...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital debuts new mobile health unit MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Aug. 1, 2013 – Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital debuted its new Ministry in Motion Mobile Health Unit Thursday, Aug. 1 in conjunction with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Commerce in Motion event pr...   FULL STORY
Doc Talk: What’s the connection between heart disease and erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction (difficulty maintain an erection during sex) is a lesser-known early warning sign of heart disease in men. But what is the connection between these two conditions?     “When plaque builds up in your arteries, it ...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health renames member hospitals NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 11, 2013 – Saint Thomas Health, the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee, is renaming its family of five hospitals in Middle Tennessee to better reflect the organization’s common mission. ...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health restructures operations, names new leadership roles NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 16, 2013 – As part of a continued effort to unite Saint Thomas Health under the common mission of “one healing community,” the organization has restructured its leadership.  Dawn Rudolph, currentl...   FULL STORY
5 reasons to have a primary care physician (PCP) and how to choose the right one 1.) PCPs provide routine medical screenings based on your health history to help detect and treat disease early. In some cases, early detection can be the difference between life and death.  For example, finding cancer in early stages gives pati...   FULL STORY
10 reasons to try Tai Chi 10 reasons to try Tai Chi Many today are seeking ways to cultivate greater health and wholeness.   There is particular interest in those wellness practices which afford a more holistic experience and benefit.   People not only wa...   FULL STORY
IN THE NEWS: Study finds nonprofit, church-owned hospitals better than secular Not-for-profit, church-owned hospitals perform better than publicly- and privately-held institutions on quality, efficient return to daily life and patient satisfaction, all related to their religious mission, according to study results released toda...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health serves hundreds in Rutherford County during medical mission MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – June 13, 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system hosted a free medical screening event in Rutherford County Saturday, J...   FULL STORY
A ministry of healing: Jim gets his life back Nashville is his community. This is where he attends church. This is where his home and family owned business are located. And thankfully right here is where Jim Ragland received the care he needed. Normally healthy and active, Jim was feeling i...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health receives grant to help women access mammography services NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 3, 2013 - The Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen ® has awarded Saint Thomas Health two grants totaling $137,000 to help women access mammography services.  A third-year grant of $102,500 was awarded ...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Hospital's Unity System: An innovative neurological success NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 29, 2013 --  Each May, the brain tumor community steps up its efforts to raise awareness, educate people about the disease, raise funds and empower those affected by brain tumors in honor of Brain Tumor Awareness mon...   FULL STORY
Middle Tennessee Medical Center honors own on National Cancer Surviors Day June 2 From family members to close friends, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. On Sunday, June 2, thousands of people around the world will gather to observe the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Hundreds of communities ...   FULL STORY
Know your risk of skin cancer this summer We usually associate skin cancer with an older adult with decades of sun exposure, but research is finding more and more young people are being diagnosed with this disease, specifically melanoma. May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it&rs...   FULL STORY
5 tips for treating a sunburn Summer is here and a sunburn can be a nasty side effect of spending time outdoors. As we head in to the summer season, keep these tips in mind when it comes time to treat your sunburn.  Apply a cold milk compress for fast inflammation relief....   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health to host medical mission event in Rutherford County MURFREESBORO, TENN. – May 15, 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system will host a free medical screening event in Rutherford County on Saturd...   FULL STORY
Genetic testing for cancer in the national spotlight The topic of genetic testing for breast cancer has been in the national spotlight this week as the world learned that actress Angelina Jolie underwent a bilateral mastectomy to lower her risk of developing breast cancer.  The actress made the st...   FULL STORY
Breast Cancer Screening: Early detection for all ages NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 14, 2013 -- With the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer experienced by women in the United States. It also is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women....   FULL STORY
Cancer treatment: 9 tips for coping Today, due to significant advances in medical research, many forms of cancer are now treatable. But even though it may be treatable, undergoing chemotherapy or radiation can still take its toll on the body, most noticeably in the form of fatigue, hai...   FULL STORY
Palliative care: Supporting those facing a fatal illness In the clinical world, palliative care is known as treatment given to patients with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness. It is the specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses like cancer, cardiac disease such as congestive hear...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health celebrates National Nurses Week NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 6, 2013 -- National Nurses Week, celebrated from May 6 - 12, honors and recognizes registered nurses for their tireless commitment to caring for patients. National Nurses Week always begins on May 6, which is Nationa...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health hospitals host free skin screening May 18 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 1, 2013 – May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Nashville Dermatology Society, in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology and Melanoma Research Foundation, is holding its annual free skin ...   FULL STORY
Gardening season: Tips for preparing meatless meals In honor of Earth Day and National Garden Month, Saint Thomas Heart recently dedicated its April Heart Healthy Cooking Class to meatless meal options.  “There can be a number of health benefits to being a vegetarian,” said Kitty Faw...   FULL STORY
Baptist Hospital offers free cancer transitions workshop for patients, survivors NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 15, 2013 – Baptist Hospital, in collaboration with Saint Thomas Health, is offering Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment, a free six-week workshop designed to help cancer patients make the transition from a...   FULL STORY
Doc Talk: Do I need a health care advance directive? Tuesday, April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, dedicated to encouraging people to complete health care advance directives, better known as a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care.This annual eve...   FULL STORY
5 questions to ask when choosing a doctor NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 15, 2013 -- Choosing a doctor is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Yet many people spend more time researching a new appliance purchase than their physician. Part of the problem is that o...   FULL STORY
Middle Tennessee Medical Center raises Donate Life flag MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – April 8, 2013 --- Middle Tennessee Medical Center (MTMC) is pleased to announce it has raised the Donate Life flag during the month of April.  The hospital partners with Tennessee Donor Services to recognize April as ...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health's mobile mammography coach to make stop in Woodbury NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 1, 2013 - Saint Thomas Health and Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s “Our Mission in Motion” Mobile Mammography Coach will stop in Woodbury, Tenn., on Thursday, April 4.   Launched in June 2011, &ldq...   FULL STORY
Happy National Doctor's Day National Doctors' Day is Saturday, March 30. Saint Thomas Health would like to thank all of its physicians for their dedication and the contributions they make daily to the healing of others. For them, we offer this prayer:"Sanctify, O Lord, those wh...   FULL STORY
A home for Sylvester: Construction begins on Saint Thomas Health Habitat for Humanity build NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- March 27, 2013 -- Construction began Saturday, March 23, on Saint Thomas Health's 2013 Habitat for Humanity house.   Volunteers worked along Sylvester McMillian, an associate of Baptist Hospital, as he realized h...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Hospital announces multi-year modernization project, breaks grounds on new patient tower NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 25, 2013– Saint Thomas Hospital has launched a multi-year modernization project that will improve patient-centered care by increasing patient access, and enhancing critical care and surgical services. The project ...   FULL STORY
10 tips to help you kick butts NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- March 20, 2013 -- Today is Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and raise awareness about the consequences of tabacco use in schools and communities. What better day to begin y...   FULL STORY
Super Foods: Fruits and veggies that support overall health Super foods: Fruits and veggies that help support overall health March is nutrition month and that means we want to encourage everyone to eat healthy, but especially if you’ve been diagnosed with or have completed cancer treatment. Saint Thom...   FULL STORY
Baptist Hospital enhances public access, completes first phase of second floor renovations NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- March 12, 2013 -- Baptist Hospital has completed construction on the initial phase of its second floor project, started in June 2012.  The initial phase included creating a new corridor on the second floor, 20th Avenue side ...   FULL STORY
Middle Tennessee Medical Center names chapel in honor of longtime supporter MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – March 12, 2013 – The Middle Tennessee Medical Center (MTMC) Foundation is proud to announce the naming of MTMC’s chapel in honor of longtime supporter Dr. Liz Rhea.  Now the Ira Elizabeth Hay Rhea, MD cha...   FULL STORY
Colon Cancer Awareness Month: 6 tips for early detection and treatment Colon cancer is often preventable and 90 percent curable if detected in its early stages.March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Neil Price, gastroenterologist with Nashville Medical Group at Baptist Hospital, has sixe tips and facts for early ...   FULL STORY
Free health screening March 14 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- March 11, 2013 -- Middle Tennessee Medical Center's (MTMC) Mobile Health Unit (MHU) is offering free health screenings from 8 a.m. to noon, March 14 at Habitat for Humanity, 850 Mercury Blvd. The MHU will provide free vision s...   FULL STORY
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