In the Media Tag: Teresa Waters

Drug, alcohol abuse saps $2 billion from Tennessee annually — an under-the-radar impact of opioid epidemic

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Teresa Waters, chair of preventive medicine at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center who leads a policy research group, dug into the costs associated with substance abuse. The $2 billion cost to Tennessee includes: • $46 million for babies born in the state with neonatal abstinence syndrome, • $422.5 million for hospitalizations associated with opioid… Read More

Expanding Baby Boomer Population Brings New Health Care Challenges

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Patients are having to wait longer to make appointments with new doctors in major U.S. cities, according to a new study that links the increased waits partly with an explosion of, well, new patients. The report was issued by Merritt Hawkins, part of the health care staffing firm AMN Healthcare. Meanwhile, another report issued in… Read More