Ascension Saint Thomas and Cigna (NYSE: CI) today announced they have reached an agreement to provide Cigna's LocalPlus customers in Middle Tennessee with access to high value, high quality care at Ascension Saint Thomas facilities and affiliated physician practices.
Ascension Saint Thomas is collecting convalescent plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19 as part of an investigational treatment for very sick hospitalized patients currently battling the virus, in an Expanded Access Research Program (EAP), via a partnership of the FDA, Mayo Clinic and the American Red Cross. In order to provide the treatment, the health system is asking for plasma donors who meet certain criteria.
For years, Dr. Ahmad Garrett-Price has been counseling patients about the need to keep their immune systems strong, emphasizing exercise, nutrition and sleep. As the COVID-19 pandemic toll continues to grow, the advice is even more relevant.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke.
With the recent news that even small bouts of exercise lead to significant health benefits, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is urging adults to move more and make it count where they spend most of their time - at work.
The Saint Thomas Heart Team recently completed the 1,000th TAVR procedure since the program launch in 2012.
The non-competitive, three-mile Heart Walk is still focused on its initial assignment, funding groundbreaking research and lifesaving programs through the passion of walking together to change lives.
Travis Ghee, who lives in Rutherford County, was only 36 years old when he had to have a heart transplant...
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States so make a healthy lifestyle part of your daily routine. February is American Heart Month, a perfect time to raise awareness about personal heart health
On Valentine's Day people may feel compelled to make public and sometimes pricey displays of love, such as sending flowers to a sweetheart's workplace, giving chocolates or sweets or taking that special someone out to a lavish dinner.
THIS SATURDAY is the annual Heart Walk: Saint Thomas Registered Nurse Kim Saar said that her heart patients are getting younger...
In 2014, 15,197 Tennesseans died as a result of heart disease. For many of these individuals, changes in diet and exercise might have helped to prevent several key factors leading to heart problems.
Bob Gerard, Rutherford County executive of Fifth Third Bank, and Jennifer Williams, controller of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, will co-chair the upcoming Rutherford Heart Walk on September 19 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
The board will focus on strategies that will impact the health of Middle Tennessee, especially Rutherford County, and support the mission of the association.
Blacks are more likely than whites to experience sudden cardiac arrest and at a much earlier age, according to research published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
Among black women with two or three metabolic abnormalities, relative cardiovascular disease risk was more than doubled (117 percent) for women who were obese and 77 percent higher for women who were overweight.
If you or a loved one has recently been hospitalized in Murfreesboro at St. Thomas Rutherford, let WGNS know who stood out in your journey to healing. St. Thomas Rutherford CEO Gordon Ferguson told WGNS...
On Friday, May 15, 2015, the St. Thomas Health Mammogram Bus will be in Murfreesboro at First Bank on Memorial Boulevard.
Dr. Carolyn Wester knows first-hand the impact heart disease can have: She suffered a sudden, massive heart attack at age 44 and underwent cardiac bypass surgery...
The annual event is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association in Rutherford County, and funds go to vital research, public health programs...
In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is also the number one killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
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