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Saturday, August 10, 2019
A day camp in Nashville uses "constraint-induced therapy" to help kids who have physical weakness on one side — often because of a stroke or cerebral palsy — gain strength and independence.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Tennessee's innovative Medicaid program is offering bonuses to mental health providers who help make sure their Medicaid patients get preventive help and treatment for physical ailments too.
Monday, July 22, 2019
Patients with Type 2 diabetes are often steered toward medicine or insulin to control blood sugar. But it's also possible, with more support than patients often get, to use diet and exercise instead.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A new national system governing liver transplants went into effect Tuesday, despite an ongoing lawsuit that objects to donor livers being moved from more rural places to more populous cities.
Friday, April 19, 2019
After dozens of health care workers were charged with illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Ohio is the latest Republican-led state to pass a ban on abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. But Tennessee this week backed off on a similar bill, fearing costly legal battles. What now?
Sunday, April 07, 2019
Celina, Tenn., has long lured retirees, with its scenic hills and affordability. These newcomers help fuel the local economy. But a recent hospital closure makes the town a harder sell.
Monday, March 04, 2019
High-profile failures of implantable medical devices — such as certain hip joints and pelvic mesh — have prompted the Food and Drug Administration to revise its assessment process.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Research has found that university curriculum often goes light on one of life's universal experiences — dying. So some colleges have gone to new lengths to make the training more meaningful.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Hospitals are now financially rewarded by insurers for safety and efficacy — which often results in patients spending less time as inpatients.
Friday, November 23, 2018
It has been an open secret that salespeople are present for surgeries at many hospitals, especially for hip and knee implants. But does the reps' expertise outweigh concerns about ethics and costs?
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Embattled drugmaker Purdue Pharma defends OxyContin as some insurers are dropping the drug in favor of other abuse-deterrent opioid painkillers.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
On Wednesday, a federal judge in Fort Worth hears arguments over whether to suspend the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. Twenty states, led by Texas, are bringing a fresh court challenge.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Doctors are far more likely to take their own lives than the general population. Some medical professionals are working to change that.
Friday, July 06, 2018
As the number of people with Alzheimer's climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer's advocacy groups.
Friday, June 08, 2018
The best way to treat poison ivy is to avoid touching it in the first place. But that's tricky, given the many faces the rash-inducing plant can have.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Some hospitals are putting cameras in their neonatal intensive care units to reduce the number of people — and germs — from entering. But some NICU staff may not want to be watched around the clock.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Four people were shot to death Sunday at a Waffle House in Nashville. The toll could have been far higher if a bystander hadn't wrestled the weapon away from the gunman.
Monday, April 16, 2018
High blood pressure can cause severe health problems, but some of the medications to control it have unpleasant side effects. A new drug test alerts doctors when patients aren't taking their meds.
Monday, April 02, 2018
In hopes of reducing some veterans' reliance on pills for physical pain and psychological trauma, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a look at alternative therapies.