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Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor After Your Appointment

November 18th, 2015|

Stay involved in your own healthcare. Ask questions.

After you meet with your doctor, you will need to follow his or her instructions to keep your health on track.

In the Words of Mitzi Daffron, Daughter and Granddaughter

November 16th, 2015|

Families with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients Share Their Stories

A summer day in 1980 started off like any other day when my grandmother was visiting. Mom and Dad went to work and Grandma took me to the dentist office—not unfamiliar territory.

Prescription Drugs: Advancing Ideas to Improve Access, Affordability, and Innovation

November 14th, 2015|

Recently, prescription drugs have been in the news a lot, particularly with respect to their cost. Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to manage chronic illnesses or treat acute conditions, and drug innovation has resulted in better health outcomes for people across our nation.

Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor During Your Appointment

November 11th, 2015|

Be an active member of your healthcare team by being prepared to ask questions.

During your appointment, make sure to ask the questions you prepared beforehand.

Bust These 7 Medication Myths

November 6th, 2015|

Medication errors are a leading cause of preventable harm for people aged 65 and over. They often take many prescription medications and see several types of doctors. This increases their risk of drug interactions and complications.

Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Your Appointment

November 4th, 2015|

You can make sure you get the best possible care by being an active member of your healthcare team. Being involved means being prepared and asking questions.

What Can Cause High Blood Pressure

October 21st, 2015|

If your blood pressure is too high, it puts you at risk for serious diseases such as heart attack and stroke. There are many factors that cause high blood pressure, and some of these are lifestyle habits that you can control.

See the causes of high blood pressure.

See what lifestyle habits can prevent or

Tennessee Agency Awards Corley Roberts Partner of the Year

October 8th, 2015|

More than 200 people gathered at the Jackson, Tenn., Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Sept. 29, for Southwest Tennessee Development District’s (SWTDD) Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Awards Banquet to recognize individuals and organizations

Walter’s Story: A Readmission Timeline

September 24th, 2015|

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), one in five Americans aged 65+ is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Up to 75 percent of those readmissions are preventable. This is the true story of Walter Haynes, 73, admitted for a heart attack in May 2015 and the complications that followed.

CDC Director Tom Frieden, a World Sepsis Day Ambassador, Helps Kick Off Sepsis Awareness Month in New Video

September 18th, 2015|

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Over 1 million cases of sepsis occur each year in the United States, and half of the patients who get sepsis will die.