Publisher: Daily Memphian


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A fourth COVID surge would affect the young, workforce

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A fourth surge would look very different, says Dr. Manoj Jain, infectious disease expert advising the City of Memphis. “First, it will be mostly among young people. Second, the hospitalization and mortality rates will be lower compared to previous waves. These people are less likely to have serious complications, but we’re already seeing relatively young… Read More


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500 ways to support health care heroes

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is holding the first UTHSC Giving Day on April 27. The 24-hour campaign’s goal is to encourage public gifts, including from students and staff, to support the university and the health care heroes it produces. The goal is to receive commitments for 500 gifts in 24 hours. Donations… Read More


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Street Food: Curbside smash burgers, curry of the month

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When COVID hit Memphis last year, Aaron Branch was managing a valet service. What happens to someone in that line of work when people stop going out? “I was the area operations manager and it slowed down with the corona and I just had to do something else,” he says.  


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Magazine ranks UTHSC’s doctor of nursing program in top 16%

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The doctor of nursing program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has been ranked No. 26 on the list of doctor of nursing programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The UTHSC doctor of nursing program ranks in the top 8% of all 357… Read More


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Health check: Universities delve into medical debt, stress and well-being

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Millions of people have long-term health care debt on their credit reports that keeps them from being able to advance. And tens of millions more have stress related to their poor health. But little is known about how these conditions, combined or separately, affect people’s sense of well-being and potentially their ability to recover from… Read More


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Frequency of local UK variant doubles to 30% in weeks

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Because the frequency doubled in a few weeks, experts say that by mid-April, 60% of the samples will likely be the U.K. strain as is keeps up its steady, exponential growth. “We know this particular variant is very infectious and so we would expect to see it spread through the community very successfully,” said Colleen… Read More


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Investigations find COVID doses were stable, safe

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The Tennessee Department of Health examined the cold chain for COVID-19 doses given between Dec. 28 and Feb. 24 here and found no disruption that would harm the doses, according Dr. Lisa Piercey, health commissioner.


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UK strain of COVID-19 hit U of M athletics in February

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In early February, two people connected to University of Memphis men’s basketball program tested positive for the U.K. strain of the coronavirus. By the time the cluster was under control in late February, 29 of 31 positive tests were for the variant. The university paused the basketball program Feb. 9 and for the few next… Read More