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 Nashville 2010 Archives

February Grand Rounds

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Healthcare Productivity Automation
2011 Start-Up of the Year Starts 2012 on a Roll

It isn’t necessary to look through a crystal ball to see that big things are ahead for technology startup Healthcare Productivity Automation (HPA), an innovative company that...


KELLY PRICE

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New Report Cites Budget Cuts as Threat to U.S. Emergency
More than a decade out from 9/11 and the anthrax attacks in the United States, seven years removed from Hurricane Katrina, and nearly three years since the H1N1 flu pandemic,...
CINDY SANDERS

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New Saint Thomas Center Focuses on Ventricular Assist Device

 HeartMate II Offers Hope for Heart Failure Patients

January marked a cardiology milestone at Saint Thomas Hospital with the opening of the Saint Thomas Heart Ventricular Assist Device Center...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD

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Aspirin Therapy Update

The jury’s still out for primary prevention

Just like the phrase “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” implies, acetylsalicylic acid is a medical mainstay, one of the world’s most frequently prescribed and least expensive drugs...


SHARON H. FITZGERALD

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Experts Weigh In on the Best & the Rest

Common Mistakes and Common Sense Solutions

As the nation’s healthcare capital, Nashville is home to a broad array of experts and innovators. We asked a group of local consultants,...


CINDY SANDERS

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Heart Monitor
 A Wrap-Up of Area Cardiology News

 Vanderbilt Performs State’s First

Aortic Valve Replacement with New Valve

Vanderbilt interventional cardiologists and surgeons on Jan. 5 successfully...

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Finding Your Footing in Uncertain Times
How do you change your practice structure to compensate for the uncertainty swirling around healthcare in today’s politically-charged climate? ...
CINDY SANDERS

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Going South
World Report shows the unhealthiest states are located south of the Mason-Dixon Line; big picture reveals red-flag issues...
LYNNE JETER

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Novel Cardiology Diagnostic Testing
Two Tests Favored to Further Examine At-Risk Heart Patients

When it comes to predicting who’s at risk for cardiovascular disease, some factors are etched in evidence-based stone. They include advanced age, gender (male),...


SHARON H. FITZGERALD

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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Reagan Takes the Reigns as State CMO

East Tennessee Physician Named to Health Department Post

On Jan. 3, David R. Reagan, MD, PhD, a board-certified internal medicine physician, stepped into the role of chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health...
CINDY SANDERS