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June Edmonson, 77, is pictured here with her daughter, Paulette Edmonson, and great-granddaughter, Ashtyn Brown, at the two-year-old’s birthday party. Despite her continuing battle against cancer, June stays active and holds her head high.

Edmonson inspires in fight against cancer

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 8:57 am

Marilyn “June” Edmonson, 77, is an inspiration to many people, including her daughter, Paulette Edmonson. June is a fighter – “She’s been battling cancer since 2008,” said Paulette. “She’s had cancer in both lungs, her breast, liver and now back in the lungs.” June weighed 98 pounds when she first went to the doctor, who at first thought she had pneumonia. “It turned out to be lung cancer,” said Paulette.

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    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Even as “meaningful use’ dollars disappear, Lincoln County Health System is continuing its efforts to update its Electronic Health Records (EHR) throughout its facilities. “We’re through getting money for meaningful use — there are no more incentive dollars,” said John Lavender, the system’s information technology director, of objectives associated EHR implementation as he updated directors in their December meeting. “But we’re never finished with meaningful use – we could still

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  • Meyer-Schuck donates 200th pint of blood

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Mary Ann Meyer-Schuck bares her arm as she prepares to give her 200th blood donation. She has been donating blood to the American Red Cross for over 50 years. Standing is Sarah Blue, phlebotomist. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

    When she was a teenager, Mary Ann Meyer-Schuck’s father advised her to give blood — just in case she ever needed it. She followed her dad’s advice and has now been giving blood to the American Red Cross for nearly 50 years. An added incentive for her giving, she said with a laugh, was that when she worked for the government, they would give everyone four hours off if they

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  • Haslam unveils new ‘Insure Tennessee’ plan

    Posted on January 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Gov. Bill Haslam

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently unveiled his Insure Tennessee plan, a two-year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options. The program rewards healthy behaviors, prepares members to transition to private coverage, promotes personal responsibility and incentivizes choosing preventative and routine care instead of unnecessary use of emergency rooms. The governor announced that he plans to call

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  • Motlow, Blood Assurance drive

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Blood Drive

    Blood Assurance and the Motlow College Student Government Association (SGA) recently hosted a blood drive on Motlow’s Moore County campus. Blood Assurance brought its mobile bus, and Motlow students, faculty and staff joined together to ensure the drive was a success. Pictured here, Motlow freshman Rosa Beasley from Lynchburg donates blood to the cause.

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  • Partners for Healing

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Partners for Healing

    Cubic Transportation Systems donates $5,500 to Partners for Healing, a clinic for the working uninsured in Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln, Grundy and Moore counties. The funds were raised during Cubic’s 16th annual charity invitational golf tournament. Over the past eight years, Cubic has raised $41,500 for Partners. From left are Belle Ruyten, executive director of Partners for Healing; John Madeiros, vice president of procurement and manufacturing for Cubic; Jim Henry, president

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  • Redstone offers Tricare for military retirees

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Selman & Company out of Cleveland, Ohio, a leading insurance administrator with customers throughout the fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Canada, has announced Redstone Federal Credit Union, a longstanding customer, will add Tricare supplement insurance to its insurance program portfolio. Tricare is the Department of Defense’s medical program for active duty and retired military personnel and their family members. Tricare supplement is designed to wrap around Tricare

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