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

Business: Award Winning Dermatology Group Opening New Mohs Surgical Suite in Smyrna

Oct 21, 2021 at 02:57 pm by WGNS

(Smyrna, TN) – Stones River Dermatology is proud to announce the opening of its new Mohs Micrographic Surgery Suite at its Smyrna, Tennessee location. The open house i.... Read More

Lunch & Learn in Murfreesboro on Mental Illness and the Screening of The Pink Canopy Film

Oct 21, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

The community is invited to attend an evening of mental health awareness. This event will consist of the premier documentary film, “The Pink Canopy," from writer/produ.... Read More

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System spotlights stories of hope during Compensated Work Therapy Week

Oct 19, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System kicks off Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Week, Oct. 17 – 23, by sharing the inspirational stories of disabled Veterans who have obtain.... Read More
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MTSU-Meharry partnership keeps students on 7-year path to be rural primary care physicians

Oct 18, 2021 at 02:54 pm by WGNS

Click photo for a complete slideshow of pictures. MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Maria Hite will be one of the first six MTSU students heading to Nashville’s Meha.... Read More

COMMENTARY: Ailments and Illness in TV and on Television Commercials

Oct 12, 2021 at 12:42 pm by WGNS

COMMENTARY: Ailments and problems and the actors seen on TV in both shows and commercials - - With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burriss…     VERB.... Read More

FREE COVID Vaccinations in Murfreesboro on October 25th

Oct 09, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - This month, Murfreesboro will host professionals from across the state for the 2021 TAHPERD Annual Convention. TAHPERD stands for The Tennessee As.... Read More

TN Health News: Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

Oct 05, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is recognizing Child Health Month (CHM) throughout the month of October. This annual recognition is a time to celebrate and raise awar.... Read More

Chattanooga man allegedly drives mother's corpse to Nashville

Sep 27, 2021 at 10:08 am by WGNS

It's an unusual case for the Nashville Homicide Unit... On Saturday, a Chattanooga man allegedly drove from Chattanooga, passed through Rutherford County, eventually making hi.... Read More

POSITIVE: After Middle Tennesse Man faces Triple By-Pass Surgery and Multiple Stents, Ascension Saint Thomas Doctors find an Alternative Procedure called Brachytherapy

Sep 08, 2021 at 12:16 pm by WGNS

When Andy Plank, 57, started having chest pain in early 2002, he knew he couldn't wait. “I went to Ascension Saint Thomas West ER immediately,” Andy said. Andy has.... Read More

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society travel funds open for Rutherford County

Sep 07, 2021 at 06:40 am by WGNS

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently announced the creation of the Susan Lang Pay It Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program for blood cancer patients who reside in&.... Read More

UPDATE: Tennessee now has some of the HIGHEST COVID-19 Numbers, when compared to other states in the U.S.

Sep 03, 2021 at 12:14 pm by WGNS

Tennessee has quickly moved into the number one spot for the spread of COVID.Current numbers show that out of every 100-thousand Tennesseans, 15.586 people are infected w.... Read More

UPDATE: Special Kids "Virtual" Banquet to feature Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton as guest speaker

Aug 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm by WGNS

The community is invited to #DreamBig at the "Virtual" 2021 Special Kids Banquet this month, featuring Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton! As a humanit.... Read More

Vanderbilt Dept. of Health Policy COVID-19 Report

Aug 19, 2021 at 11:45 am by WGNS

Report from Vanderbilt University: With the emergence of the Delta variant this summer, hospitalizations and serious illness associated with COVID-19 have increased in Tenness.... Read More

UPDATE: Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Continues to Prepare for New Program to Allow for Open Heart Surgeries in Murfreesboro

Aug 11, 2021 at 02:20 pm by WGNS

The organization of a new heart surgery center is underway now in Murfreesboro. If everything continues to go as planned, a finely tuned team of doctors, nurses and surgeons.... Read More