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MTMC to hold breast reducation seminar

Middle Tennessee Medical Center will hold a free breast reduction seminar 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in The Meeting Room at MTMC featuring Dr. Nicholas Tarola, an MTMC plastic surgeon with extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body.

According to the hospital, large breasts can be a burden, both physically and psychologically, and can interfere with daily activities. Women can suffer breast, back, neck and shoulder pain, notching of the skin on the shoulder from the bra strap and skin irritation or rash below the breasts.

Tarola will discuss options for breast reduction surgery, indications for surgery, expected outcomes following surgery, typical requirements for insurance coverage of the procedure and how patients can prepare.

MTMC is located at 1700 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, Tenn. To reserve a spot for this free seminar, call 615-284-LIFE (5433).


AT&T launches 4G in Boro

AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in Murfreesboro as part of AT&T’s 4G LTE launch in Nashville and surrounding counties, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology.

A ribbon cutting 4G LTE event with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Murfreesboro AT&T store, 577 North Thompson Lane, on Monday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m.

"This 4G LTE announcement proves that updating our laws to keep up with changing technology pays off,” said Sen. Jim Tracy.

AT&T 4G LTE provides several benefits, including:

  • Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.

  • Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the HTC One™ X, Samsung Focus® 2, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note™, and Pantech Element™ tablet.

  • Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.

  • More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.

“This is an investment in our future and in an information-driven economy, the ability for all the people of Murfreesboro to have access to the latest communications technology is critical,” said Sen. Bill Ketron.

AT&T invested nearly $1.3 billion in its Tennessee wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile Internet coverage and overall performance of its networks.

“Consumers now have access to 4G LTE in Murfreesboro which is good news,” said Rep. Joe Carr.

Rep. Mike Sparks added, "As we all rely on the wireless internet more and more, having access to faster 4G LTE is good news for our area.”

Moody’s Investors Services took ratings action that affirmed the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s A2 rating for its Airport Improvement Revenue Bonds and changed the outlook from stable to positive.

Moody’s also upgraded the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) bond rating from Baa1 to A3, according to an airport press release.

The MNAA owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and the general aviation John C. Tune Airport. BNA is the fourth fastest growing among the top 75 airports in North America.

“This affirmation of the Authority’s bond rating and change in outlook from stable to positive underscores continued passenger growth and responsible fiscal management,” said Rob Wigington, president and CEO of the MNAA.

“The Authority is dedicated to continuing to provide our community and region with enhanced air service offerings to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of this area.”

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