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
 


It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says
Title: It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study
Title: Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study
Title: Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations
Title: Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods
Title: Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes
Title: Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game - WMC Action News 5

Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game
WMC Action News 5
"As you go in and out of consciousness, I guess that's a feeling that they want to experience, but it goes beyond just a little buzz," explains Dr. Clark Gillett of the Columbus Regional Family Medicine Residency Program. The terrifying actions are ...

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Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:35 am CDT

New leadership at the top for Group Health Physicians - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)

New leadership at the top for Group Health Physicians
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)
He completed his residency at the University of Washington and a fellowship in medical education and health policy at the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is a member of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians and the Washington State ...

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:56 pm 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