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Countdown is On for Soft Reopening of Businesses

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Shelby County restaurants and retailers can join their counterparts in other rural parts of the state as “open-for-business” starting Monday. Local government and health officials say the county is prepared for a limited reboot based on hospital capacity and a flattening of new COVID cases.


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COVID Testing Now Encouraged for Those with Less-Severe Symptoms

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As COVID-19 testing continues to expand in Shelby County over the next few weeks, officials say people who are feeling just slightly under the weather should be next in line for a screening.


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Rapid Turnaround COVID-19 Testing Comes to Memphis

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For weeks, healthcare professionals have lacked the ability to rapidly test for COVID-19, but now the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s own testing lab is up and running—with capacity to process around 1,000 tests per day.


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Memphis Hospitals Brace for Coronavirus After First TN Case

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After Tennessee’s first confirmed case of the Coronavirus was announced on Thursday in Williamson County (south of Nashville), Memphis health officials are on the alert in the event the virus appears here. But Dr. Scott Strome, executive dean at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), says talk of the contagion reaching Memphis is still speculative.


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Better Diet Improves Breast Cancer Survivability, Study Shows

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A woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer can be reduced with a low-fat diet that is high in fruits and vegetables, according to a new national study that included research participants in Memphis. Doctors at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) joined researchers nationwide in following almost 50,000 postmenopausal women for close… Read More


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UTHSC Promotes Anti-Hate Message for Students

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Recent acts of violence across the U.S. prompted officials at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to host a show of unity on its Memphis campus. Students, faculty and staff joined together Nov. 8 to hear speeches reinforcing a message of acceptance and diversity. “Hate has no place at UTHSC,” read a banner signed… Read More


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Coping with Depression

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I sat down with Dr. Paul Hill of the University of Tennessee Department of Psychiatry to talk about ways of coping with depression


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Students Practice the End-of-Life Talk

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Medical professionals often have difficult conversations with patients, but a new program at UT Health Science Center encourages students to bring up the touchy subject of “what happens if.”