NEWS

Take Advantage of Preventive Services

By: Troy Frink at MedicarePlanFinder.com Many people don’t think twice about going to the doctor when they’re sick, but hesitate to go to the doctor for wellness visits. Many insurance companies cover preventive care services that can detect chronic diseases before...

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National Humor Month: Laughter as Medicine

We all love to share a good laugh with family and friends. But laughter can also improve your health! Laughter brings people together in ways that support your body’s physical and emotional well-being. Laughter can help strengthen your immune system, improve your...

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What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

By: Troy Frink April is Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month! Parkinson’s has been brought to mainstream attention with famous cases such as Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox, but how much do you know about the disease itself? Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous...

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National Nutrition Month: What are Nutrients?

Your body needs a variety of substances to sustain life and function properly. Essential nutrients are compounds that the body needs to function, but can’t make on its own. These nutrients must come from food, and they are vital to the body’s ability to prevent...

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World Cancer Day: What is Cancer?

As of January 1, 2016, an estimated 15.5 million people with a history of cancer are living in the United States. Cancer has affected almost every family in the country in some way, but many people do not understand exactly what cancer is, what causes it, and how it...

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American Heart Month

By: Kelsey Davis According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four deaths in the United States are a result of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The good news is that it can be prevented with...

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

An estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and about one-third of these will die as a result of the cancer. However, cervical cancer is preventable and treatable with screening and follow-up treatment! January was named Cervical Health...

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Thyroid Awareness Month

By: Kelsey Davis According to the American Thyroid Association, 20 million Americans will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime. Plus, it is estimated that 60% of those with a thyroid condition are unaware they even have a medical issue. It is important to...

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Importance of Flu Shots

By: Kelsey Davis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, there are over 31.4 million outpatient doctor visits due to the flu virus in the United States. They recommend annual flu shots for anyone 6 months or older. A flu shot...

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Why Should I Wash My Hands?

This week is National Handwashing Awareness Week. We have all been told from an early age that washing our hands was a good idea...but do you know why? It turns out that, aside from your mother’s nagging, there is actually real science to back up handwashing. Bodily...

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American Diabetes Month: Tips for a Healthy Life

Diabetes affects millions of people around the world. Without proper care, diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions. However, your risk for developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced through a few lifestyle changes. 1....

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By: Kelsey Davis What is lung cancer? Lung cancer can occur in one or both lungs. Abnormal cells grow uncontrollably, damaging healthy tissue. As these abnormal cells continue to grow, they can form tumors or interfere with your ability to breathe. According to the...

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Fact or Fake? Breast Cancer Myths

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Time to break out those pink socks you’ve been saving and celebrate, recognize and support the people in your life who have battled breast cancer. Many facts and articles about breast cancer will be shared this month, but not...

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World Alzheimer’s Month

By: Kelsey Davis According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. This disease not only affects the patients, but also the caregivers. 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid support to Alzheimer's patients - estimated at...

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

By: Kelsey Davis Starting August 1st, the National Psoriasis Foundation will launch their 31-day campaign featuring educational articles, blogs, and webcasts discussing psoriasis. Psoriasis Awareness Month is important for spreading awareness and educating the public...

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Dr. Chester J. Falterman Obituary

Dr. Falterman was born on April 7, 1953 and passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Dr. Falterman was a resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the time of passing. Dr. Falterman graduated Salutatorian from Assumption High School in 1971. In lieu of flowers, memorials...

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Fighting Sarcoma Cancer

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that forms in the bones and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fat, etc.). It is not one of the most common types of cancer, but it is something to be aware of as you age. How much do you know about sarcoma? Sarcoma...

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Men’s Health Month: 3 Steps to Prevention

During the month of June, we want to bring attention to the health problems that can affect the lives of men. Prevention is key to a healthy life, so here are a few tips to help you stay healthy this summer. 1.Exercise regularly Exercising for 30 minutes a day, five...

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Summer Health Tips For Seniors

By: Anastasia Iliou As you age, it becomes more and more important to pay attention to health concerns like sunburn and heat exhaustion. Your skin can’t handle the sun’s rays the way it used to! Before you head out to enjoy the weather, read these summer health tips...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Anastasia Iliou According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Mental Health Awareness Month is important for spreading awareness and reducing the stigma associated with...

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April: Autism Awareness Month

By Anastasia Iliou For over 50 years, the Autism Society has been working to increase acceptance and inclusion for those with autism. During the month of April, thousands of local and online events collect donations for the society and raise community awareness. What...

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Dr. George Smith Obituary

Dr. George Smith Obituary Read Obituary Published on Daily News Journal Site Dr. George W. Smith Murfreesboro – Dr. George W. Smith, 69, passed away on March 23, 2018. He was born to Rev. George and Ophelia Smith of Decherd, TN, January 2, 1949. Graduating from...

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Announcement about Dr. John Schneider

Dr. John Schneider, founder of Comprehensive Pain & Neurology Center, has been elected as President of the Tennessee Pain Society. Dr. Schneider also serves as Treasurer of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is a Committee Member on the Drug...

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Foods that Help Fight Fat

So the holidays are over and we are all wanting to fight the bulge. That New Year's Resolution, of course, isn’t going to be accomplished by itself. We all want to lose a few pounds or just live a little healthier, and eating right and exercising is the best way to...

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“Lowest Inpatient Admissions per 1,000 Members” award!

Stones River IPA’s PCMH program was recently recognized for our superior quality of care by receiving the “Lowest Inpatient Admissions per 1,000 Members” award at the annual PCMH Best Practice Forum held this May in Nashville. The IPA’s leadership team would like to...

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Dr. Beatty Recognized as NCQA PCMH Level II

Dr. Douglas Beatty's office has been recognized as a NCQA PCMH Level II. This is a paper-charting office, and it is so difficult for those offices to achieve this level, so we want to congratulate this office, Dr. Beatty, Norma Beatty, and Kim Hatfield on a fantastic...

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Local Surgical Groups Announce Merger

Two of Murfreesboro’s most well known and respected surgical groups have merged. Mid-State Surgery and Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists announced their merger this week. The groups hope the merger will streamline and improve their practice, saying in a joint...

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Continental Healthcare Alliance Introduces Customized Plans

Continental Healthcare Alliance, an insurance partner of Stones River Regional Independent Physicians Association, now offers healthcare plans that can be customized to fit varying needs, all with an eye toward providing you and your family an affordable healthcare...

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