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Local CPA Henry Hoss has been appointed to Erlanger Health System board.

Despite Tennessee's decision not to expand Medicaid, the number of uninsured people in the state has shrunk by nearly a quarter in the first year since the new health insurance marketplace launched under the Affordable Care Act.

In one clip, a young man wearing a cap and gown tumbles down the stairs at his graduation ceremony. Another shows a guy who face-plants after dunking a basketball.

This time last year, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act was looking anything but smooth: HealthCare.gov was not working.

Over the last year, officers at Erlanger Health System have broken up fights in the emergency room. They've handcuffed patients trying to fight nurses. They have wrestled down drunk patients trying to make a getaway.

As Erlanger Health System announces plans to disarm its security guards in the coming weeks, hospital employees are circulating a petition to protest the decision, saying it will compromise their safety.

Memorial Health Care System will be changing its name to CHI Memorial, part of a system-wide branding strategy launched by parent organization Catholic Health Initiatives.

As Ebola fears continue to fester, health officials say the fixation on the disease is distracting Americans from a virus that poses a far greater threat: "Flu represents a clear and present danger, and every year too many Tennesseans unnecessarily die from this common illness," warns Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner.

Every plane that lands on U.S. soil with an evacuated Ebola patient carries two kinds of cargo: A life that needs to be saved, and a virus that needs to be destroyed.

The dreams for East Third Street include swooping glass exteriors — buildings that echo the look of Hunter Art Museum and the Tennessee Aquarium.

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