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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing ranks as the best program in the state on two important lists that measure quality.

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Blister juice, killed viruses, bacterium toxins, weakened viruses, lookalike viruses and now messenger RNA have all played a role in the development of vaccines to protect people from serious diseases.

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Biogen and Eisai recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved an updated prescribing label for its Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm.

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As the American population ages, many of us will need the help of our families and friends to navigate the world.

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Biogen’s Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab, sold as Aduhelm.

While not a cure, the drug is the first FDA-approved treatment aimed at slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s, not just treat the symptoms.

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As men grow older, urinary difficulties commonly develop related to an enlarged prostate. This condition, called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, affects nearly half of men over the age of 50 years to some degree.

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A patient receiving a knee or hip replacement could expect to spend almost a week in the hospital after surgery. These days, they usually spend a single night, or even have the surgery in an outpatient setting and go home the same day.

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In our April edition a year ago, I made the prediction that the pandemic would end soon. Boy, was I taken to task by several readers. And they proved to be correct. So, now I am cautious about new predictions.

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Chronic pain is an oppressive human health problem and a significant cause of morbidity. In 2011 alone, the direct (drug prescription, hospitalization) and indirect (loss of productivity and work force) costs of chronic pain were at $600 billion dollars in the USA alone.

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Reporting lags, complicated logistics and data entry errors in COVID-19 vaccine distribution have frustrated health officials trying to beat back a virus that has killed almost 6,500 Virginians. But on Monday, new data from the Virginia Department of Health showed a prominent shift that has launched the state past most of the U.S. for supply used: Nearly 64% of available vaccines have been administered.

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In his run for the presidency, Joe Biden laid out a “Plan for Older Americans” that reflected the Democratic party philosophy that healthcare and living with dignity after retirement are an inalienable right for all.

The Biden-Harris plan addresses long-standing inequities...

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he month of February is also designated by the American Heart Association as Heart Health Month -- a time when we can focus on preventing heart attacks, heart failure and strokes before they hurt us, and in turn, those we love.

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Employers told nearly 800 Realtors and credit union workers in the Richmond area they could sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine that federal and state guidance said they’re ineligible to receive. More than 400 were scheduled for a vaccination event Sunday while thousands of health care workers, teachers and long-term care residents continue to wait for doses that are in short supply.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, M.D., said the next few months of the pandemic will be probably the worst in the history of public health in the United States. However, vaccines on the horizon provide a “light at the end of the tunnel” in the battle again…

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We finally made it to the end of 2020! With less families gathering together over the holidays and with all the mental and physical risks colder weather brings, it’s important to keep safety top of mind while doing your best to enjoy the season.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a Modified Stay-at-Home Order after a rapid increase in North Carolina’s key COVID-19 trends.

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High-profile doctors spreading Covid-19 disinformation collectively reach millions of Americans, and a dangerous number of people believe their falsehoods. CNN speaks to one of these doctors and counters each incorrect statement with the truth. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

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The CDC is currently evaluating a "test-to-stay" method in schools, where a student who may have been exposed to Covid-19 can continue to attend school in person instead of quarantining at home, as long as they test negative. CNN's Jacqueline Howard has more.

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Health officials worry that anti-vaccine activists will seize upon Colin Powell's death to make the claim that vaccines don't work. They might ask, "If you can still die after being vaccinated for Covid-19, what's the point of getting the vaccine?" CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen offers answers.

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