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Top 10 Tech Companies Nurtured By Nashville, Tennessee

Top 10 Tech Companies Nurtured By Nashville, Tennessee

First settled by a party of Overmountain Men in 1779 on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville became official in 1806 as the county seat. In 1843 the city added the tag of capital of Tennessee, thanks to the river traffic and the railroad.

Another nickname for Nashville is the “Athens of the South,” so given because of all the colleges and universities. Leading the parade, Vanderbilt University has nearly 13,000 students, followed by close to 11,000 at Tennessee State U. Throw in some medical and law schools, and Nashville does fit the description of an education hub.

Most People Want to Die at Home, but Many Land in Hospitals Getting Unwanted Care

Most People Want to Die at Home, but Many Land in Hospitals Getting Unwanted Care

Where do you want to die? When asked, the vast majority of Americans answer with two words: "At home."

Despite living in a country that delivers some of the best health care in the world, we often settle for end-of-life care that is inconsistent with our wishes and administered in settings that are unfamiliar, even dangerous. In California, for example, 70 percent of individuals surveyed said they wish to die at home, yet 68 percent do not.

Bill Frist's Aspire Health Gets Google Venture Funding

Bill Frist's Aspire Health Gets Google Venture Funding

Aspire Health, a Nashville-based palliative care provider, inked $32 million in venture capital in a deal led by an investment arm of Google.

Aspire is trying to make care for people in the end stages of terminal disease more comfortable by employing providers who support the specialty care teams to make visits to the person's home as a way to eliminate unnecessary hospitalizations.