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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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Mask wearing up; hand washing and social distancing down

My Fox Memphis

Most people are wearing masks and in fact, it’s been increasing since the spring but other important measures like hand washing and social distancing are down. This new CDC survey shows mask-wearing increased from 78 percent in April to almost 89 percent in June nationwide.  


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White House report shows Tennessee among top 10 states in COVID-19 red zone

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A new White House report is sounding the alarm about the COVID-19 crisis developing in the Mid-South. The White House Coronavirus Task Force says data shows 32 states are now in the red zone, with Tennessee among the top 10 states with the most new positive cases.  


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Mayors in Shelby County voice opinions on new calls for statewide mask mandate

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At the latest briefing from the Shelby County COVID-19 joint task force, health officials said the higher transmission of COVID-19 we once saw in more populated areas of Memphis are now moving to the outskirts of the city and into suburban areas which is a natural progression they say.“Within our county, it’s mostly in the… Read More


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CA hospital, EMS surge facility prepared

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A month ago, no one expected the field hospital in the former Commercial Appeal building on Union Avenue would open. “Now, unfortunately, it’s looking more likely,” says Dr. Richard Walker, CEO of the alternative care hospital, the $51.3 million remodel that can accommodate 400 COVID-19 patients.      


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Suburbs fueling local surge; task force pushes for statewide mask mandate

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A mounting pile of evidence suggests that rising case numbers in Shelby County are coming from super-spreader events in the suburbs, including weekend soccer events, and a reluctance to wear masks. Without a statewide masking mandate and ban on sporting events, the Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force is left with options that limit economic activity… Read More


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RedHill Biopharma Presents New Data from Talicia®’s Phase 3 Studies at ACG 2020 Focused on Achieving Successful First-Line Treatment in H. pylori Eradication

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RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDHL) (“RedHill” or the “Company”), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that new data supporting the use of Talicia®1 as a first-line therapy for eradication of H. pylori in adults was presented at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2020 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting. The Company also presented data highlighting the… Read More


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‘Bold and fearless’ skin care line Leovard roars from Germantown

The Memphis Business Journal

Dr. Sheg Aranmolate is an M.D., he has an MBA, and he’s an entrepreneur, whose Germantown-based skin care line Leovard has taken off after being promoted by Amazon.