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Free educational series to focus on neurological issues

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Middle Tennessee Medical Center and the Saint Thomas Health Neuroscience Institute are offering a free educational series, Think About It, this summer in Murfreesboro to help the public better understand the workings of the brain, common neurological issues and the latest treatment options.

MTMC and Saint Thomas Health are dedicated to the treatment and prevention of neurological disorders and offering compassionate, individualized care and the most advanced technology for diagnosis and treatment of stroke, brain and spine tumors, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, sleep disorders and headaches, the hospitals announced in a press release.

According to the National Center for Health, stroke is ranked as the third leading cause of death in United States. Alzheimer’s disease is ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and it is estimated that 5.4 million Americans are currently diagnosed with this debilitating illness.

Prevention of these neurological diseases and issues includes knowledge and noticing early warning signs.

The Think About It series features five topics and each session will be presented by MTMC and Saint Thomas Health neuroscience physicians and professionals who will be available for questions. A light lunch will be provided. Schedule:

Overcoming Back Pain
Thursday, June 7, noon-1 p.m. 
 Middle Tennessee Medical Center, The Meeting Room
Learn about the latest advances in back care that can help you get back to leading an active life.
Presented by Dr. Michael Moran, neurosurgeon at Middle Tennessee Medical Center

Improving Your Sleep
Thursday, July 26, noon-1 p.m.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center, The Meeting Room
Tips on improving sleep patterns, when to seek help and your treatment options.
Presented by Dr. Oscar Mendez, neurologist and sleep specialist at Center for Sleep at MTMC and Tennessee Neurology Specialists

Memory and Enhancing the Power of Your Brain
Friday, August 10, noon-1 p.m.
 Middle Tennessee Medical Center, The Meeting Room
Know when it’s more than a memory issue, testing options available and treatment and exercises that can enhance the power of your brain.
Presented by Dr. John Witt, neurologist at Middle Tennessee Medical Center

Understanding Epilepsy and the Characteristics of Seizures
Thursday, September 19, noon-1 p.m.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center, The Meeting Room
Learn about the symptoms, the latest treatment advancements and caring for someone with the disease.
Presented by Dr. Jessica Thomas, neurologist at Middle Tennessee Medical Center and Tennessee Neurology Specialists

Future of Stroke Care
Friday, October 19, noon-1 p.m. 
 Middle Tennessee Medical Center, The Meeting Room
All about stroke – the signs, symptoms, importance of time, our network and treatments.
Presented by Dr. John Witt, neurologist at Middle Tennessee Medical Center
All guests will receive complimentary refreshments at each seminar and free parking is available. Space is limited.

To RSVP for the Think About It series, visit sths.com/thinkaboutit or call 615-284-5433.

Amazon starts hiring for Murfreesboro facility

Amazon Inc. is now accepting applications for more than a thousand full-time jobs with benefits at the two fulfillment centers that are currently under construction in Lebanon and Murfreesboro.  

Amazon is accepting applications for both sites through the new website WorkAtAmazonFulfillment.com and both facilities are scheduled to open this fall.

All employees will receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes both health insurance and company stock.

More information about the jobs at both sites is available online at WorkAtAmazonFulfillment.com. An e-mail address is required to apply.

Amazon has three existing fulfillment centers in Tennessee and has already created thousands of jobs in the state since starting operations last year in Wilson, Bradley and Hamilton counties.

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