Rural Hospitals: The Challenge to Remain Open

Across the country, many rural hospitals are closing. In the past 25 years, more than 470 rural hospitals have closed.  ...Read more.



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Rural Hospitals: The Challenge to Remain Open
Rural Hospitals: The Challenge to Remain Open

Across the country, many rural hospitals are closing. In the past 25 years, more than 470 rural hospitals have closed.


 
March of Dimes: Making a Difference for Tiny Tennesseans | March of Dimes Tennessee, Prematurity, Pre-term Birth, Early Elective Induction, Early Elective Delivery, Birth Defects, Tamara Currin, Phil Toothman, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Hospital Association
March of Dimes: Making a Difference for Tiny Tennesseans

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

March is in the name.

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month.


 


Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Joseph Fouche, MD
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Joseph Fouche, MD

While he may have dreamed of one day running plays in the National Football League, Joseph Fouche, MD is formulating plays of a different sort these days.


 


ONCOLOGY FOCUS

By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer | Cancer, Oncology, Cancer Death Rates, Mortality Rates, American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, Lung Cancer, Breast, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Margaret Foti, Julie Fleshman, John Seffrin, Precision Medicine Initiative
By the Numbers: The Latest Stats on Cancer

Death rates down, more work awaits

As the ‘official sponsor of birthdays,’ the American Cancer Society (ACS) found a reason to rejoice in their latest report – Cancer Facts & Figures 2015.


 

MARKETING FOCUS

Personalized Messaging

A marketing manifesto

With better understanding of the human genome, physicians and researchers have opened up exciting new lines of personalized medicine where providers deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy and tailor treatments to fit a patient’s unique needs.


 
Tight Budgets Don’t Slow Changes in Healthcare Marketing

Digital use by hospitals, clinics continues to grow

Growing costs are affecting every aspect of healthcare, including marketing.


 

Grand Rounds

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


2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide
Title: 2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide
Category: Health News
Created: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
Title: People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery
Title: Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery
Category: Health News
Created: 3/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study
Title: Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 3/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Grocery Bags: Study
Title: Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Grocery Bags: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 3/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Spring Allergies Have Arrived
Title: Spring Allergies Have Arrived
Category: Health News
Created: 3/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' - WMC Action News 5

WMC Action News 5

Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
WMC Action News 5
She also implored black women to celebrate and be aware of their own strength. "I need you to understand that we are the women who marched from cotton fields into fields of medicine ... politics ... entertainment," she said. "We have found a way to ...

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Posted Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:59 am CDT

Lebanon Dentist Featured in Online U.S. Navy Publication - Digital Journal

Lebanon Dentist Featured in Online U.S. Navy Publication
Digital Journal
Dr. Kirk was one of the first people in his immediate family to go to college. When he decided ... He later received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002 from the University of Tennessee Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Dr. Kirk ...

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Posted Monday, March 30, 2015 1:45 pm CDT

'Cancer map' looks for global matches for research, care - San Francisco Business Times (blog)

San Francisco Business Times (blog)

'Cancer map' looks for global matches for research, care
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
It initially contains more than 800 projects over six continents, according to the nonprofit Global Oncology Inc. Later this year, said cofounder Dr. Ami Bhatt, an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford, users will be able to upload vetted ...

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Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015 4:47 pm CDT