Prescription for Success

State Moves to Curb Rx Addiction

Tennessee, like states across the nation, is facing a pervasive problem when it comes to the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly opioids and benzodiazepines.

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Current West TN Medical News

Prescription for Success
Prescription for Success

State Moves to Curb Rx Addiction

Tennessee, like states across the nation, is facing a pervasive problem when it comes to the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly opioids and benzodiazepines.


 


Feature Profiles

HEALTHCARE LEADER: Jimmy Hoppers, MD
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Jimmy Hoppers, MD

Founder/Owner, Physicians Quality Care

After a series of events led Jimmy and Melanie Hoppers, both board-certified physicians to consider leaving their practices, they came to the realization that there had to be a different approach to providing urgent care that was better than what they had been doing.


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Amelia Self, MD & David Self, MD
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Amelia Self, MD & David Self, MD

Talk about being all about kids. Between managing a busy pediatric practice in Jackson and having raised six children of their own, Amelia and David Self, live, eat, breath and sleep kids.


 


HEALTHCARE EXCHANGES FOCUS

Exchange Rate | Health Exchange, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Insurance Reform, The Advisory Board Company, Rob Lazerow, David Lumbert
Exchange Rate

An early analysis of the federal health exchange

After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.


 

PEDIATRICS FOCUS

Grade: Needs Improvement | NPAP, National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth, Fitness, Physical Activity, Childhood Obesity, Russell Pate, Scott Crouter, Screen Time, PE, Active Transportation
Grade: Needs Improvement

Report card highlights deficits in children’s physical activity

Remember when P.E. was the ‘easy A’ in school? Evidently that’s no longer true.

The 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth highlights just how far the country has fallen off the honor roll when it comes to getting our school-aged kids to move and play.


 

Grand Rounds

July 2014
 


Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Title: Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions
Title: Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats
Title: Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
Title: CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students
Title: Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Title: Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Category: Health News
Created: 7/28/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician - Memphis Daily News

Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
Memphis Daily News
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman ... Dr. Jason Williams has joined the medical staff of Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association PC.

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Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:15 pm CDT

Daily Digest - Memphis Daily News

Daily Digest
Memphis Daily News
Two internal medicine specialists, a pediatric allergist/immunologist and a pediatrician, the outstanding physicians will be honored when graduates of the UTHSC College of Medicine gather in Memphis for the annual College of Medicine Alumni Weekend Aug ...

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 3:51 pm CDT

Is FedEx America's No. 1 Drug Dealer? - Daily Beast

Is FedEx America's No. 1 Drug Dealer?
Daily Beast
“Several times he asked me if they X-rayed the shipments in Memphis, where the sort was,” Rullo wrote in his 2012 book about working for FedEx. ... In an article printed in The Times Union on September 17, 2003 (also not available online), the ...

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:33 pm CDT