A Stone Given, A Stone Returned

It started out as a day like any other, walking through the capital, mentally reviewing the day’s agenda when a gentleman approached me. “Mr. Reeves, you don’t know me, but my father was one of your patients. He passed away in November.” The man reached into his pocket, sharing something personal—“He gave this to me

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Women and Heart Disease: Know the Differences

Heart disease does not discriminate. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year and women are only half as likely to survive a heart attack. Why? The Hollywood Effect Many women don’t know what a heart attack is supposed to feel like. Hollywood has skewed the perception. It’s not a

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Heart Disease: Facts that Save Lives

February is Heart Month. Beyond Valentine’s Day, it’s the time of year we bring awareness to: Heart disease Best-practice prevention protocols Heart disease medications and drugs to avoid Dosing factors and Solutions for simplifying medication adherence There is a Difference between Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Coronary Heart Disease. Patient’s often interchange the terms Coronary

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Lipscomb University trip to Nicaragua aided by Rx4HIM

Recently, Lipscomb University took a team of 22 students and medical professionals to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip over the winter break. The team visited four cities: Yali, Pantasma, Apanas, and Jinotega, setting up a clinic in each.

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Thanksgiving Blessings

We all remember learning about Thanksgiving in grade school. Besides making hand turkeys, many of us reenacted the Thanksgiving meal when pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians sat down together to celebrate the bountiful harvest. It’s hard to believe that nearly 400 years have passed since the first Thanksgiving in 1621. We can thank Abraham Lincoln for

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Chronic Condition Patients Require More than The Corner Pharmacy

When was the last time you went to the doctor and came away without a prescription? If you’re like most people, it’s probably been a while. In fact, nearly 75% of doctor visits result in a prescription, and nearly a forth of us take 3 or more prescriptions on a regular basis. * That’s a

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Either the Worst Luck or the Greatest Miracle: Lee Golden Chooses ‘Miracle’

Just over a year ago, Chief Pharmacy Officer Lee Golden thought he had a sinus infection. The weekend before, the competitive marathoner and father of two had just completed a 20-mile training run. But something wasn’t right. Within just a few days, he was admitted to the hospital with suspected meningitis. But other than a

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7 Ways a Trump Presidency Impacts Post-Acute Care

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners With a Trump administration well into its first 100 days, those involved with post-acute care are busily reading the tea leaves brewing in Washington. Here’s a look at the likely changes coming to the post-acute care landscape: Hospitals are in the hot seat; post-acute care must be

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Praise and Thanksgiving

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners After such a difficult election season, it only seems right to stop, reflect and think about why we even have Thanksgiving. It originated as a harvest festival and has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington. Thanksgiving has been celebrated

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Honoring Pharmacists and Looking Forward

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners October is American Pharmacists Month, so it’s only appropriate that we honor the health care professionals who help us wade through adapting to new medications, recommended relief from seasonal allergies, and—if we didn’t get a flu shot—kindly point us to the medications that provide help during cold

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