Record Year for Vanderbilt Transplant Center Saves 739 Lives

Feb 01, 2024 at 11:32 am by WGNS News

  The Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) established a new record in calendar year 2023 for total solid organ transplants, performing 739 lifesaving procedures among its.... Read More

Rutherford Woman Shares the Life-Changing Potential of Thyroid Removal Surgery

Jan 25, 2024 at 08:54 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Since the age of 20, Misty Smith, now 49, had been struggling with thyroid issues, experiencing episodes of choking and difficulty breathing. After man.... Read More

Long-Term Follow up Pinpoints Side Effects of Treatments for Prostate Cancer Patients

Jan 23, 2024 at 11:51 am by WGNS News

A 10-year follow up study of nearly 2,500 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment will help inform decision making in terms of treatments and side effects for a divers.... Read More

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna Announces New CFO

Dec 18, 2023 at 09:58 pm by WGNS News

SMYRNA, Tenn. - TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna has announced that Steve Gray is the new chief financial officer. As the CFO for TriStar StoneCrest, Gray wil.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Releases Information on their Tuesday Schedule after Last Week's Criminal Cyber-Attack

May 08, 2023 at 08:23 pm by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TN - Murfreesboro Medical Clinic continues to recover from the criminal cyber-attack on their computer systems that started on April 22nd and rapidly gre.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation to Host 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

May 08, 2023 at 07:12 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation has announced the 3rd Annual Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Golf Tournament. The.... Read More

UPDATE: WGNS Spoke to the CEO of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic to Learn More About the Criminal Cyber-Attack that Led to MMC Shutting Down for Several Days

May 04, 2023 at 06:45 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TENN. – Murfreesboro Medical Clinic has announced an update regarding their services after their computer systems were criminally hacked. On Thursday after.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Fell Victim to a Sophisticated Criminal Cyberattack

May 02, 2023 at 09:00 am by WGNS News

 See our updated article HERE   MURFREESBORO, TENN. – UPDATED MAY 3, 2023: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic remains CLOSED on Wednesday after a recent criminal cy.... Read More

Smyrna's TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center Becomes First Level III ACS Verified Center in TN

Apr 27, 2023 at 05:54 pm by WGNS News

SMYRNA, Tenn. - TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has achieved verification as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level III Trauma Center.  TriStar StoneCr.... Read More

VUMC-Led Trial Shows 2-Investigational Drugs Ineffective for Treating Severe COVID-19

Apr 11, 2023 at 11:37 am by WGNS News

Health News - Despite the success of vaccines for preventing COVID-19, and of drugs for treating the disease, outcomes for severely ill patients admitted to the hospital remai.... Read More

Leadership Changes at Ascension Saint Thomas as Health System Looks to Future

Feb 13, 2023 at 09:54 am by WGNS News

Ascension Saint Thomas today announced changes in senior leadership as Robyn Morrissey is named Chief Strategy Officer and Ruth Portacci becomes Vice President of Joint Ventur.... Read More

Dr. Craig McCabe Covers Eyecare, Eye Problems, Eye Pain and Much More on Today's Show

Jan 09, 2023 at 09:29 am by Producer

WGNS Action Line Guest: Dr. Craig McCabe, a local eye doctor from McCabe Vision Center was on the air with WGNS' Scott Walker today. He covered everything from vitam.... Read More

Medical News: Excess Oxygen During Anesthesia Linked to Risk of Organ Injury

Dec 01, 2022 at 07:00 pm by WGNS News

(Medical Study) Unnecessarily high concentrations of oxygen given to patients under general anesthesia may increase risk of injury to the kidneys, lungs and heart, according t.... Read More

Renal Calculus is Both Painful and EXTREMELY Common in Rutherford County and Throughout the South

Jun 14, 2022 at 02:13 pm by WGNS

  A common health problem that residents in Rutherford County and throughout the south face is one that often comes with a hefty level of pain. Renal calculus usually im.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Received the Tennessee Department of Health BEST Award for Efforts to Decrease Infant Mortality

Apr 27, 2022 at 06:40 pm by WGNS

In 2020, more than 6 out of every 1,000 infants in Tennessee did not make it to their first birthday. In an effort to save lives, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford has partner.... Read More

Investigation into Mysterious Liver Disease in Children

Apr 26, 2022 at 08:25 pm by WGNS

Physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other hepatologist.... Read More

The function of Serotonin and the battle of depression that many face throughout Rutherford County and Beyond

Mar 08, 2022 at 11:23 am by WGNS

Depression is one of the many side effects of the COVID Pandemic that has been experienced by a multitude of patients, according to Dr. Jessica Crowder in Murfreesboro...Those.... Read More