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Former U.S. Majority Leader Frist Announces Appointments to NashvilleHealth Governing Board

Former U.S. Majority Leader Frist Announces Appointments to NashvilleHealth Governing Board

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NashvilleHealth – founded in 2015 by Former U.S. Majority Leader Bill Frist to harness the force of community-wide collaboration to improve Nashville’s health outcomes – has announced the appointment of its inaugural 17-member Governing Board.

“This announcement marks another exciting step in NashvilleHealth’s effort to address our community’s most pressing health issues. The caliber of these board members confirms the importance of NashvilleHealth’s charge and demonstrates the outstanding commitment of the city’s leaders to collaboration, innovation and the health of all Nashvillians,” said Sen. Frist.

TrumpCare: In the Beginning...

TrumpCare: In the Beginning...

Yesterday Americans woke up to news of a new president-elect: Donald J. Trump. The immediate question for those whose lives focus around lifting the health of individual Americans is, “What does this mean for health care in America?”

At the heart of the answer is uncertainty. Trump is an “unknown unknown” when it comes to deep, thoughtful health policy. He has excelled in many fields, but at best he personally has only dabbled in the field of health care, which accounts for a fifth of our overall economy and affects literally every American. So, to begin to answer the question, we can only start with what he has said on the campaign trail and the bare-boned, seven-point “plan” on his website and conjecture from there.

The Newborn Illness That Nobody is Talking About - And It's Not Zika

The Newborn Illness That Nobody is Talking About - And It's Not Zika

Nothing can prepare a mother for seeing her newborn seize multiple times an hour, refuse to eat or sleep, and shake uncontrollably. That’s what Julia found herself facing after severe chronic back pain from a car accident left her dependent on opioids. Julia had been a college student from a middle class family with a bright future, and never imagined she would end up an addict with a newborn diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

Congress Must Preserve Program Than Has Helped Nearly A Half-Million American's Quit Smoking

Congress Must Preserve Program Than Has Helped Nearly A Half-Million American's Quit Smoking

Smoking kills. The good news is today we have effective tools to fight it. But some are trying to take those tools away.

Smoking is the number one killer and public health challenge today, causing more deaths each year than automobile accidents, firearm-related injuries, HIV, illegal drug use, and alcohol abuse—combined. As a surgeon, it was the primary cause of the heart and lung disease that I operated on every day for 15 years.