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Doctors warn of serious late-virus reaction in children

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Medical questions are piling up as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on. At Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, some of the most vexing are why the disease looks so different in children, including what can be a life-threatening illness weeks after the initial symptoms have passed.


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Strickland makes pitch to test 30,000 people a day

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Mayor Jim Strickland wants to begin testing as many as 30,000 people a day for the coronavirus, starting with a pilot program for municipal workers in early June, to protect the city when school starts and flu season rolls in a few months later.


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UTHSC pharmacy students make masks for under-served communities

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The UTHSC College of Pharmacy chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is making face coverings to help underserved communities in Tennessee during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


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At UTHSC, W.C. Handy’s cornet symbolizes innovation, team science

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Charisse Madlock-Brown, an assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has just received a National Institutes of Health grant — her first — to drill down in the records of 70 million patients, looking at those with two or more underlying conditions, how often they occur, in what combination and what it costs… Read More


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There was one live graduation event at UTHSC; that reflects its importance

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On Friday, Capt. Anja Dabelic, a doctor and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, on behalf of the president of the United States, gave military promotions to four of our medical students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.


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Isolation, fear of COVID-19 can fuel addictions

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Isolation is the cornerstone of addiction. Not surprisingly, addiction is thriving under COVID-19 “Shelter at Home” policies. In Shelby County for the month of April we have seen a jump in opioid overdoses by more than one third and a doubling in opioid overdose deaths compared to approximately the same time period last year. Municipalities… Read More


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Social distancing efforts look ahead to Memorial Day

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Be like Mike and wear a mask — sort of. Ahead of the upcoming three-day Memorial Day weekend for many, the local pandemic response team is doubling down on Phase 2 social distancing reminders — along with a few basketball analogies.


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Coronavirus live blog: ‘Face masks do make a difference’

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You can protect yourself and help prevent the spread of coronavirus by: Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub Wear a mask when you are out in public Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze Avoid close… Read More