Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs  Must Be Reversed, Says Dermatologist

In the fall of 2013, the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAPP) launched a bold new initiative to address pediatric quality issues in primary care through the formation of the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee (PHiiT) ..Read more.



Current West TN Medical News

Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs  Must Be Reversed, Says Dermatologist
Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs Must Be Reversed, Says Dermatologist

As baby boomers grow older and live longer – with the youngest members of that generation having already passed the half-century mark – perhaps it isn’t surprising that prescription drug use continues to rise.


 
Emphasis on Innovation
Emphasis on Innovation

A Look at the Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative

The move away from fee-for-service healthcare is sweeping across the country as payers and providers come together to search for innovative ways to improve outcomes while lowering costs. With Tennessee’s robust resources, the state is well positioned to take a lead role in transforming the delivery of healthcare.


 


Feature Profiles

Starting Early and Still Going Strong
Starting Early and Still Going Strong

Bob Souder Founder of TransSouth Healthcare
Medical training started well before medical school for Bob Souder, MD. Working in high school with his uncle Harold Alsobrook, MD, gave him a clear picture of the work ethic a medical career required and rather than diminish his interest, the experience only heightened it. After practicing gastroenterology in Jackson for over 35 years, Souder’s love for the career he chose to pursue in high school is as strong as ever.


 


MEN'S HEALTH FOCUS

Researcher Optimistic About Prostate Cancer Study
Researcher Optimistic About Prostate Cancer Study

Oral contraceptive Ormeloxifene may inhibit growth of cells

Eight months after receiving a federal grant to study how a current drug can be used to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the prostate, a Mid-South researcher is one step closer to a possible breakthrough.


 
Arrival of New ED Drugs Helps Ease Doctor-Patient Conversation
Arrival of New ED Drugs Helps Ease Doctor-Patient Conversation
Dr. Robert W. Wake
Arrival of New ED Drugs Helps Ease Doctor-Patient Conversation

Conversations about sexual dysfunction between men and their doctors once were strained and difficult, if they took place at all. Now urologists find they can hardly avoid requests from their patients for common erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs such as Cialis and Viagra.


 

PATIENT CARE MODELS FOCUS

The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment
The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment

Changing reimbursement for new models of care

First the good news … providers are generally excited about the idea of moving to more holistic, integrated care with a focus on prevention, quality and outcomes. Now the not-so-good news … we have to figure out how to pay for it.


 

Grand Rounds

June 2015
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount
Title: Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July
Title: Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost
Title: Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?
Title: Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect
Title: Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect
Category: Health News
Created: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 am CDT


LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs - KTVN

KTVN

LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs
KTVN
I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends." Aldridge was also courted by the Lakers, Rockets, Heat, Mavericks, Knicks and Raptors. But he ultimately chose to join Tim Duncan, coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs in his home state ...

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Posted Saturday, July 4, 2015 12:17 pm CDT

Fireworks Can Be Troublesome For Combat Veterans - Local Memphis

Local Memphis

Fireworks Can Be Troublesome For Combat Veterans
Local Memphis
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) -- This holiday weekend a fireworks show is probably in your plans. However, for ... He likes to have friends and family over for an Independence Day celebration but he says he'll crank up the air conditioning and music ...

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Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 7:03 pm CDT

Preparing for the next 103 years - Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Business Journal

Preparing for the next 103 years
Memphis Business Journal
​With more than $1 billion in investments in the Mid-South in just the last five years, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. isn't expecting a quick return on what it has spent. Subscribe now to get the full story. Subscribe Now. Already a subscriber ...

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Posted Friday, July 3, 2015 6:31 am CDT