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Tennessee Neurology Specialists expands services in Williamson County
Spring Hill, Tenn. – (September 19, 2013) – Tennessee Neurology Specialists, an affiliate of Saint Thomas Health, recently opened a new office in Spring Hill, expanding its services in Williamson County. Oscar Mendez, M.D., has already b...   FULL STORY
6 natural, safe and effective sleep aids
Just about everyone has experienced difficulty falling sleep or difficulty returning to sleep once awake at some point in their lives.  Dr. Kelly Carden with Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee has some natural and safe recommendations to he...   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 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
Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee physician named to American Academy of Sleep Medicine board of directors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 1, 2013- Dr. Kelly A. Carden, a sleep medicine expert with Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee, an affiliate of Saint Thomas Physician Services, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Academy ...   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
5 types of headache pain and ways to treat it
Over 45 million Americans (about one in six) suffer from chronic headaches. But, could a majority of these people be treating their headaches all wrong?  “Far too often, people reach straight for the aspirin when they feel a headache comi...   FULL STORY
Tennessee among 11 states in the 'stroke belt'
Being a southerner has many upsides, as any SEC football fan will tell you. But hailing from the land of grits and gravy also has downsides, especially when it comes to health. Tennessee sits squarely in the “stroke belt,” a swath of stat...   FULL STORY
Doc Talk: 5 tips to prevent and treat headaches from Dr. Kita Morgan Williams
Headaches, a condition brought on by everything from sinus congestion to a stressful day, are a common ailment. Over-the-counter pain medications can be used to treat painful headaches. But are there any options for headache sufferers who prefer a na...   FULL STORY
6 tips for reducing the risk of Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease still waiting on a cure. But while a cure is still being researched, scientists have discovered multiple ways to keep the brain healthy and help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease development.  D...   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
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
National Stroke Awareness Month: Know the signs and think F.A.S.T
Every 45 seconds, someone in America will have a stroke. Immediate, individualized care is the key to maximum recovery. Reacting quickly and receiving immediate treatment can mean the difference in a life-altering diagnosis. The Stroke Center at Bap...   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
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
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 for protecting your back every day
NASHVILLE, Tenn., -- March 18, 2013 -- Back pain is the most commonly reported pain condition in America. About 65 million Americans have had a recent episode of back pain, and 8 percent of all adults are so bothered by back pain that it limits ...   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
IN THE NEWS: Battling MS on multiple fronts
Multiple Sclerosis awareness week in March 11-17. Nashville Medical News recently featured Dr. Robert Fallis, director of the Saint Thomas Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center, in their March edition. Learn more abuot the care and treatm...   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
Get a good night's sleep: 6 tips for adjusting to daylight saving time
We are approaching that time of year that every night owl dreads: daylight saving time. On March 10, most Americans will set their clocks ahead one hour as daylight saving time returns. While this may temporary disrupt our sleep, there are several th...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Hospital creates epilepsy monitoring unit
Nashville, TN. – Feb. 12, 2013– Ten percent of Americans will experience a seizure in their lifetime. Epilepsy and seizures affect almost 3 million people across the nation with approximately 200,000 new cases each year.  Saint Thom...   FULL STORY
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