Archive February 2016


Heart Health: What’s salt got to do with it?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

Late last year, new dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stressed that all Americans are still consuming too much salt. Eating a high-salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which is a contributor to heart disease. So how much salt is safe to consume daily? For healthy individuals (ages…

Franklin Woods Community Hospital is the first hospital in Tennessee to earn Perinatal Care Certification

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016

The Joint Commission recognized Franklin Woods for achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns. Franklin Woods underwent a rigorous on-site review where Joint Commission experts completed an independent evaluation of their perinatal healthcare services, focusing on the following key requirements:

The Beers Criteria and How It Helps You Stay Healthy

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016

If you’re 65 or older, take heed:  There are drugs out there – both prescribed and over-the-counter – that should be avoided. That’s the warning offered by the Beers Criteria, which, based on careful research, lists medications that older adults should be cautious about taking. The list, named after its creator, Dr. Mark Beers, first…