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UT Health Science Center researchers impressed by early participation in Regeneron COVID-19 treatment drug study

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Doctors at University of Tennessee Health Science Center said their COVID-19 treatment study is already off to a better than expected and positive start.Researchers are seeing how well a COVID-19 treatment drug works with the area’s diverse population.


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As Memphis area hospital systems report COVID-19 surges, new concern field hospital may be needed

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“We are seeing a considerable surge,” Dr. Richard Aycock with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare said. Those in the Methodist hospital system are again planning out worst case COVID-19 scenarios. “It’s an alternative staffing model so we can expand into more beds,” Dr. Aycock said. This, as Methodist’s total COVID-19 patients more than doubled since October… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing to honor local nurses at 2020 NightinGala

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing will honor nurses from three Memphis hospitals, the Shelby County Health Department, and the Tennessee Health Department during its fourth- annual celebration of the nursing profession – the 2020 NightinGala – to be held virtually October 22. Registration is free and open to all at btsvirtualevents.com/uthscnightingala.


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COVID-19 treatment used on President Trump drawing national attention, part of upcoming local study

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President Donald Trump said it’s a cure for COVID-19 and that same treatment will be used in Memphis in an upcoming clinical trial.


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Local, but often forgotten institution is about to start clinical trials for a drug to fight COVID-19

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University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center is turning heads. Way before the pandemic, its gene research and mobile stroke unit were groundbreaking. Now we learn in addition to hoping to come up with a vaccine, Researchers will also be conducting clinical trials for a drug that can fight COVID-19.


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Experts say you might not see lower drug costs any time soon under a new executive order

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High out of pocket drug prices have long forced many Americans to decide between taking their medicine in full or rationing it to make affordable. The idea behind a new executive order from President Trump is that Medicare Parts B and D would refuse to pay more for drugs than the lower prices paid by… Read More


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“There is no good answer to this” | Health experts offer suggested protocols for Mid-South school districts

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“From my standpoint, there is no good answer to this,” Dr. Jon McCullers with UT Health Science Center said. Medical experts admit there are both pros and cons – and no clear road map – as area school districts plan to start the school year with either in-person learning, virtual learning, or a mixture of… Read More


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UTHSC COVID symposium includes scientific, sociological views

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In a two-hour Zoom symposium Tuesday, experts from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital looked at the coronavirus as scientists, delving into immunity rates, progress on vaccines and two clinical trials here that soon will need volunteers. Also: Local Memphis: https://www.localmemphis.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/covid-19-positivity-rate-leveling-off-in-shelby-county/522-166949c0-0a24-4600-94df-71029fc02b38