Interview: Sunshine Nutrition Center, giving a few tips on healthier eating

Jan 10, 2022 at 07:00 am by WGNS

Local health food store Sunshine Nutrition has a huge inventory of herbs, vitamins, grocery items, natural products and more. Their focus is on your health and helping resid.... Read More

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Access Increases in Areas With Large Medicaid Population

Jan 04, 2022 at 06:05 pm by WGNS

Researchers report that in communities where Medicaid is a more common source of insurance, providers of buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), a.... Read More

Tennessee Receives Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Treatment Supply

Dec 30, 2021 at 10:12 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced the state has received shipments of the Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19.The Food and Drug Administra.... Read More

Rutherford County Health Department Advises of Testing and Vaccination Date/Time Changes and Holiday Hours

Dec 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Health Department (RCHD) is advising the community of changes in dates/times in COVID-19 testing and vaccination offerings as wel.... Read More

Study Finds Sexual Minority Communities Disproportionately Engage in Behaviors to Reduce Medication Costs

Dec 29, 2021 at 07:30 am by WGNS

Individuals from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual individuals to engage in.... Read More

Heart attack deaths more likely during winter holiday season than any other time of year

Dec 21, 2021 at 10:30 am by WGNS

Scientific research over time has shown an uptick in cardiac events during the winter holiday season, and more people die from heart attacks between D.... Read More

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s OBGYN Department First in TN to Be Recognized as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice by NCQA

Dec 21, 2021 at 06:54 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s (MMC) OBGYN department, which provides the full spectrum in obstetrical and gynecological care to women in Midd.... Read More

State Approves Vanderbilt Hospital In Murfreesboro

Dec 16, 2021 at 05:50 pm by WGNS

(NASHVILLE) On Wednesday afternoon (12/15/2021) the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved Vanderbilt University Medical Center's request to build a 42-bed.... Read More

TrustPoint Hospital Offers "Partial Hospitalization Program"

Dec 16, 2021 at 05:43 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  On Thursday (12/16/2021) TrustPoint Hospital expanded its levels of care with a new partial hospitalization program. The local facility at 1009 N. Thompso.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Presents 2021 Physician Awards for Excellence in Clinical Leadership

Dec 10, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. - Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to recognize its 2021 honorees for outstanding accomplishments in clinical leadership.  Dr. Ma.... Read More

Data Shows Increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence

Dec 03, 2021 at 11:05 am by WGNS

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers, as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM).... Read More

Study Examines Genetic Risk for Suicide Attempt

Nov 30, 2021 at 11:26 am by WGNS

Suicide attempt most often occurs in individuals diagnosed with a psychiatric illness. A new study reported in Biological Psychiatry identifies the first r.... Read More
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A Reminder to be Thankful This Thanksgiving comes easy for Mark Lively - after his COVID Journey and Recovery at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford

Nov 23, 2021 at 07:12 am by WGNS

UPDATED Reminder to Give Thanks This Thanksgiving - Click the above photo of former patient Mark Lively for more pictures - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, former Ascensio.... Read More

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System encourages Veterans to participate in the Great American Smokeout

Nov 18, 2021 at 01:00 pm by WGNS

The tobacco cessation program at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is encouraging Veterans and their loved ones to participate in the Great American Smokeout on November 18.T.... Read More

TN Department of Health Supports National Effort To Raise Awareness of Pre-Diabetes

Nov 10, 2021 at 09:22 am by WGNS

Throughout November, the Tennessee Department of Health is recognizing National Diabetes Awareness Month. This year the campaign looks to educate individuals on ways to revers.... Read More

On today's show, WGNS Highlighted Bladder Problems that Many Face Daily

Nov 09, 2021 at 09:01 am by Producer

We spoke to Dr. Jill Danford, who is part of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford and Saint Thomas Midtown. Dr. Danford is a urogynecologist who often focuses on bladder issues i.... Read More

Free flu vaccines provided across Tennessee on Nov. 9

Nov 04, 2021 at 02:36 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine this flu season to get one as soon as possible. For the fourth consecutive.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas earns national recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular and neurology treatment

Nov 02, 2021 at 10:46 am by WGNS

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital, Midtown and West campuses, and Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford have received 5 American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementin.... Read More

Hepatitis C Infections Among Pregnant People Increased Substantially Between 2009 and 2019

Oct 29, 2021 at 12:54 pm by WGNS

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can lead to long-term health problems including liver damage, liver failure, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. These outcomes are espec.... Read More

Red Cross emergency blood shortage: Lowest supply levels in more than a decade

Oct 26, 2021 at 02:31 pm by WGNS

With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the o.... Read More