Number of uninsured children returning to pre-pandemic levels; overall wellbeing is lower than pre-pandemic

Apr 06, 2022 at 12:43 pm by WGNS

The most recent analysis of the Vanderbilt Child Health Poll by researchers in the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy shows that insurance coverage for Tennessee chil.... Read More

Dr. Jessica Crowder joins WGNS on the air Tuesday morning - Hear the Podcast HERE

Mar 08, 2022 at 09:03 am by Producer

Our guest today is Dr. Jessica Crowder with the Ascension Medical Group - Saint Thomas New Salem offices. Today, Dr. Crowder talked about preventative health screenings of all.... Read More

Poll Shows Eroding Trust among Tennessee Parents in COVID-19 And Vaccine Information

Mar 05, 2022 at 01:00 pm by WGNS

Fewer Tennessee parents polled by the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy in fall 2021 reported they trust information they receive about vaccines than the same time in.... Read More

The Small Business Spotlight by the Cultivation Network - Focusing on Cleaning Your Local Business

Feb 18, 2022 at 12:01 pm by WGNS

Cleaning is always an issue for small businesses, it takes time and time is something many of us lack when running the day-to-day activities of a local business. With more on.... Read More

Rutherford County Visitors are Returning to the Area in Pre-Pandemic Numbers

Feb 14, 2022 at 11:29 am by WGNS

The hotel capacity is once again increasing in Rutherford County. This is positive news after the recent downturn in customers that the country hard at the start of the COVID-.... Read More

Gene Variants Increase Risk of Kidney Failure in Black Veterans With COVID-19: Study

Feb 11, 2022 at 07:30 am by WGNS

Gene variants increased the risk of acute kidney injury and death in veterans of African ancestry who were hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a new study published in&nb.... Read More

Vanderbilt and CDC Research Shows Third Vaccine Dose Key to Preventing Omicron Hospitalization

Feb 09, 2022 at 10:16 am by WGNS

New research shows that two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine result in lower effectiveness for preventing hospitalization for the omicron variant (65%) than previous variants.... Read More

Vanderbilt Child Health Poll of Tennessee parents: 40% of kids missed at least one week of school; 70% favor remote learning availability

Jan 26, 2022 at 04:34 pm by WGNS

STUDY: The latest analysis of the Vanderbilt Child Health Poll has found that nearly 40% of Tennessee parents said their children missed at least one week of school during the.... Read More

Vanderbilt Child Health Poll analysis explores COVID-19 prevention in Tennessee schools

Jan 19, 2022 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

Most Tennessee parents polled late in 2021 by researchers with the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy say they send their children to school with masks, but they also h.... Read More

The Flu is Making a Comeback in Tennessee along with COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Jan 05, 2022 at 09:46 am by WGNS

The flu (or Influenza-Like Illness -ILI) is making a big comeback and local residents in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and surrounding cities are feeling the impact. Wit.... Read More

Rutherford County Schools remind parents of COVID-19 protocols as second semester begins

Jan 03, 2022 at 06:01 pm by WGNS

With the second semester of school starting this week (starts on Tuesday, 01/04/2022), many Rutherford County School parents and county school employees may have questions 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

Tennessee Department of Health Releases Reconciled 2021 COVID-19 Data

Dec 27, 2021 at 08:50 pm by WGNS

Today, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released year-end, reconciled COVID-19 data, process improvements and previewed 2022 operational priorities.“Year-end dat.... Read More

Tennessee: Reconciled 2021 COVID-19 Data

Dec 22, 2021 at 09:03 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released year-end, reconciled COVID-19 data, process improvements and previewed 2022 operational priorities.“Year-end data recon.... 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
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The Fight for Survival was Real for One Murfreesboro Man with COVID, Equaling the Best Thanksgiving to Come

Nov 19, 2021 at 07:49 am by WGNS

Click the above photo for more pictures - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, former Ascension Saint Thomas Rutheford patient Mark Lively is returning to the hospital on Monday, No.... Read More

Changes in How Rutherford County Schools Deal With COVID-19 and New Law Says Businesses / Government Organizations Cannot Require COVID Vaccine

Nov 16, 2021 at 07:32 am by WGNS

Some of the guidelines around COVID-19 have changed, which means changes for the Rutherford County Schools and schools throughout the state. One of the changes focuses on how.... Read More

MTSU Drops Mask Mandate

Nov 11, 2021 at 09:49 am by WGNS

Middle Tennessee State University has removed their mask mandate that was issued in the height of the COVID Pandemic. The requirement of mask being worn inside campus faciliti.... Read More

COVID DECLINE: Mask Requirement Dropped for Rutherford County Schools

Nov 08, 2021 at 06:59 pm by WGNS

The Rutherford County Schools have waived their mask requirements as the number of those infected with COVID-19 has declined. In September, the Rutherford County School Boar.... Read More