The rates of coronavirus infection and COVID-19 cases have increased substantially as the reopening of businesses and social activities has progressed. These distressing trends have emphasized the critical importance of implementing an effective economic reopening strategy that minimizes the risks to health. Under the current plan, 89 of the 95 Tennessee counties that do not… Read More
Publisher: The Tennessean
“The coronavirus does not discriminate.” I’ve heard some variation of that assertion made many times since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in Tennessee early March.
Faculty and staff from multiple University of Tennessee campuses gathered in Nashville on Friday to discuss measures that can help improve mental health for both students and faculty. The 2019 Academic and Student Affairs Summit took place in the Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge and covered methods that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was… Read More
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced his school safety committee members on Monday, but the 16-member group is lacking a Democrat. The group includes Dr. Altha Stewart, University of Tennessee, incoming president of American Psychiatric Association.
Teresa Waters, chair of preventive medicine at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center who leads a policy research group, dug into the costs associated with substance abuse. The $2 billion cost to Tennessee includes: • $46 million for babies born in the state with neonatal abstinence syndrome, • $422.5 million for hospitalizations associated with opioid… Read More
A Memphis doctor who knows first-hand the pain of losing a child to an overdose is fighting to change medical education in Tennessee so there are more physicians throughout the state with addiction medicine expertise. Dr. David Stern, vice-chancellor for clinical affairs for the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee… Read More
Wendell Taylor hurt his back in the midst of a rough divorce nearly a decade ago. His doctor gave him a prescription for painkillers. Before long, the former West Tennessee concrete business owner needed the opioids to numb his physical and mental pain. But in his recovery, Taylor needed God. “God has led me to get involved… Read More
The autopsy, conducted by a doctor at the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis, listed Thornton’s cause of death as “multiple blunt traumatic and thermal injuries.”