By 2019, Rep. London Lamar had seen a cousin die as a result of complications during childbirth. She had advocated for better support for women during pregnancy. And she had suffered her own devastating late-term pregnancy loss. Lamar, a Memphis Democrat who is Black, cited those experiences in introducing a resolution recognizing the role of… Read More
Publisher: Chattanooga Times Free Press
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is touting the 21st Century Cures bill, which the Senate and House have now passed and President Barack Obama is expected to sign, as “the most important bill of the year.” The $6.3 billion legislation includes $1 billion to fight opioid abuse and $1.8 billion for Vice President Joe Biden’s… Read More
Dr. Margaret Rhea Seddon is a 1973 graduate of the medical school and one of NASA’s first female astronauts … The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis said [that] from 1996 to 2007, Seddon was assistant chief medical officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.