Second Positive Aging Conference Scheduled for April

Feb 19, 2024 at 09:38 pm by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TN - The Second Positive Aging Conference is being planned and has already been scheduled for April 5, 2024. Dr. Deborah Lee, NHC Chair of Excellence in.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care Opening Third Murfreesboro Location this Month

Feb 19, 2024 at 05:09 pm by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TN - If you've driven by and have seen the sign, you have likely noticed the new medical office on South Church Street in Murfreesboro, near the Joe B. J.... Read More

Heart Health and Cardiology are Today's Topics

Feb 13, 2024 at 09:30 am by WGNS News

In today's podcast on WGNS Radio, Nurse Practitioner Hallie McNew joins host Scott Walker to delve into the critical subject of heart health. As a dedicated healthcare profe.... Read More

TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna Recognized in Top 100 Hospitals for Excellence

Oct 25, 2023 at 06:12 pm by WGNS News

SMYRNA, TN - TriStar Health, a part of HCA Healthcare, announced that two of its Middle Tennessee hospitals have been recognized on the 2023 Fortune/PINC AI 100 To.... Read More

State of TN Suggests Flu Vaccination

Sep 22, 2023 at 01:56 pm by WGNS News

The Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging all Tennesseans not to wait to get their annual flu vaccinations as the best prevention against getting or spreading the flu.... Read More

Rutherford County Resident Receives Innovative Procedure for Debilitating GERD Symptoms

Jul 13, 2023 at 01:20 pm by WGNS News

  SMYRNA, Tenn. – For Rutherford County resident, Bill Thaw, it was love at first sight. The Miami, FL, native traveled to Rutherford County for vacation, the.... Read More

Vanderbilt University Medical Center DENIED in Proposal to Open a 48-Bed Hospital in Murfreesboro

Jun 15, 2023 at 09:00 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - The Certificate of Need to allow Vanderbilt University Medical Center to build and open a 48-bed hospital in Murfreesboro has been denied. In April of 2020.... Read More

Navigating Medicare Workshop at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on Shelbyville Pike

Jun 10, 2023 at 02:45 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - A special workshop is being held at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on June 20th that covers the subject of Medicare. The workshop, entitled, Navigating Medic.... Read More

TennCare Changes Could Leave Elderly, Disabled Without Health Benefits

Jun 07, 2023 at 03:25 pm by WGNS News

For elderly and disabled people, doctor and hospital visits can be a regular part of life, causing a seemingly never-ending stream of medical bills. For those with low inco.... Read More
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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Hosted Three Major Events Raising over $100,000

Jun 05, 2023 at 01:26 pm by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TENN – In the month of May, The Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation hosted three fundraising events in support of the Lee and Susan Moss F.... Read More

Murfreesboro Police Continue to Train Officers and Outfit MPD Patrol Cars with Automated External Defibrillators

May 10, 2023 at 03:59 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - In mid-April, Murfreesboro Police began equipping patrol division officers with Automated External Defibrillators. Lt. Clayton Williams said that if a polic.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Campuses Celebrate Donate Life Month

Apr 27, 2023 at 08:44 pm by WGNS News

Over the month of April, Ascension Saint Thomas hospitals across Middle Tennessee have celebrated Donate Life Month in partnership with Tennessee Donor Services. Donate Life M.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Performs First Open Heart Surgery

Apr 13, 2023 at 11:27 pm by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN - Last week, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford reached a significant milestone by performing the first open heart surgeries in the county.   &ldquo.... Read More

Oakland High School Nurse earns National Certification

Mar 15, 2023 at 06:08 am by WGNS News

(MURFREESBORO, TENN.) Oakland High School, a Rutherford County operated school, first opened in 1972. While the faces have changed over the decades, the overall mission to edu.... Read More

UPDATE: Trial Set for Duo to Face TennCare Fraud Charges in Rutherford County

Mar 08, 2023 at 10:54 pm by WGNS News

UPDATED: Rutherford County, TN - A sealed indictment that was handed down by a Rutherford County Grand Jury in 2022 for two suspects believed to be involved in a felony TennCa.... Read More

New Online Resource Connects Tennesseans In Substance-Use Crisis To local Treatment Services

Mar 07, 2023 at 06:00 am by WGNS News

A new substance abuse treatment locator website from the Tennessee Department of Health is available today at FindHelpNowTN.org. This site links individuals directly to care a.... Read More

Statewide Special Olympics Event to be Hosted in Murfreesboro this April

Jan 30, 2023 at 03:58 pm by WGNS News

Special Olympics in the Murfreesboro area has grown considerably and Olympians are training in a variety of sports to prepare for an upcoming event that will involve athletes.... Read More

Senior Flair, the FREE Senior Health Fair THIS Thursday

Dec 06, 2022 at 11:01 pm by WGNS News

(Murfreesboro, TN) A special senior health fair called Senior Flair will be held for area seniors on Thursday afternoon. The FREE event will be at St. Marks United Methodist C.... Read More

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity receives $12,000 grant from Lowe’s to improve home safety and health outcomes in Rutherford County

Oct 20, 2022 at 02:59 pm by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN — Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) has received a $12,000 grant from Lowe’s to help complete two Housing Plus Aging In Place pr.... Read More

Tennessee Launches 2nd Annual Let’s Talk Month Campaign

Oct 07, 2022 at 03:00 pm by WGNS Radio News

In October, the Tennessee Department of Health will recognize Let’s Talk month, a nationwide awareness campaign that encourages caregivers and trusted adults to have car.... Read More