Making Strides Toward a Healthier Future for ALL Tennesseans

The state of Tennessee is beautiful on so many levels: our people, our natural resources, our great farmers, and top universities. We have so much to be grateful for and appreciate. But there are several significant challenges that strain our state, especially in the area of healthcare.

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Four Steps To Improving Healthcare In 2019 and Beyond

Embracing Change and Innovation is the Key to Success As a state senator and head of a post-acute specialty pharmacy, I see first-hand the remarkable strides being made in healthcare every day. Even though we have a long way to go to be where we should be in terms of care delivery and outcomes, I

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A Christmas Miracle

by Chip Sekulich, TwelveStone Chaplain Many years have passed since I found out who Santa really was, after which Christmas lost much of its mystery. However, I still believe in the possibility of Christmas miracles. A Different Time, 51 Years Ago Christmas of 1967 was a rough time for many families, especially those with loved

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Displaced By Michael, Blessed by TwelveStone

By Chip Sekulich, TwelveStone Chaplain Many of us have enjoyed the beauty of the Gulf Coast of Florida. As you know, Eastern Panama City, Mexico Beach and Southwest Georgia took the brunt of Hurricane Michael’s wrath. We look at the shattered shore line and realize that many, many lives have been impacted by the devastation

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Remember…17 years ago, today.

By Chip Sekulich, Chaplain and Patient Advocate | TwelveStone Health Partners Seventeen years ago this morning, over the course of several hours, nearly 3,000 people in the Northeastern US left this life unexpectedly and the lives of many millions of the rest of us would be changed forever. Certainly, we should remember positive events and

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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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