Publisher: Daily Memphian


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Pandemic increases headaches of all kinds, including throbbing ones

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The pandemic has caused no end of headache — economic, physical and emotional — in every strata of the society. But the kind that throbs at the temples and behind the eyes is also up, as much as 20%. Worse, about 84% of people who have migraines or other serious headaches, say they now have… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine forms multidisciplinary cancer program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has formed the UTHSC Cancer Program, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary initiative of faculty clinicians who will provide cancer care across affiliated hospitals and clinical practices in the region.


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UTHSC scientist receives NIH grant to study arterial stiffness

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In humans, large arteries lose elasticity and thicken with age and other pathological conditions, leading to conditions that cause high blood pressure. Age-related arterial stiffening affects a large population and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet it remains poorly understood. There is no effective intervention. Work being done in the lab of… Read More


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Health Dept. loans lab equipment to higher ed

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Lab equipment owned by the Shelby County Health Department will receive new life while loaned to LeMoyne-Owen College and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as the department partners with institutions that share and promote its mission.


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COVID-19 vaccine for children could lag adults by months

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If a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in the nation even by next spring, it could be months — even after the start of school next fall — before it’s available for children. The good news is children so far are less affected by the virus. The bad news? If children aren’t vaccinated, they can spread the… Read More


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Stress-weary doctors soldier on in COVID-19 marathon

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Dr. Richard Walker, a seasoned veteran of emergency medicine and student of history, instinctively sensed what horrors lay ahead one day in late February when a senior member of his team casually said: “You’re about to find out why your grandparents washed and saved tin foil.” As head of emergency services, Walker has seen every… Read More


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Nimble UTHSC team sidestepped hurdles to set up COVID-19 testing lab

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All day, couriers from the Veteran’s Hospital, Regional One, Methodist and the medical examiner’s office bring small coolers of specimens to what last winter was a glorified broom closet on the fifth floor at 930 Madison Ave.  


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Quick, $5 antigen tests expected in Shelby County next month

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As early as September, $5, rapid-result antigen tests, purchased by the U.S. government, could start arriving in Memphis, offering 15-minute turnaround times expected to appeal to employers and schools. The Trump administration purchased 150 million of Abbott Lab’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card tests for $760 million, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.