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Adam S. Arthur, MD, Named Chair of Neurosurgery at UTHSC

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Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


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Russell Named Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at UTHSC

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Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN, has been named vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs (AFSA) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Russell has served as the interim vice chancellor for AFSA since December 2020.


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U.S. Gov’t Likely to Join Suit Against Methodist Le Bonheur

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The U.S. government Wednesday, Sept. 22, said it is considering filing a motion to intervene in the whistleblower case against Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and former signatories, including former CEO Gary Shorb and former CFO Chris McLean. The attorney for the U.S. said she hoped to file within a week or so. A lawyer for… Read More


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As Childhood Vaccinations Lag, Doctors Worry about Possible Outbreaks

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In 2019 before the pandemic, the Shelby County Health Department was giving roughly 9,000 vaccinations a month. Through August of this year, the tally had dropped to 2,480 a month, leaving thousands of people – mostly children in lower socio-economic brackets – vulnerable to diseases like measles, diphtheria and chicken pox. “People were so afraid,… Read More


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Opinion: Why We Need a Strong and Independent Public Health Service

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As Memphians, we should know better than citizens most anywhere else the value of a strong and independent public health service. That is what Dr. Robert Wood Mitchell, a former Confederate Army surgeon, called for in the summer of 1878, when he was appointed president of the Memphis Board of Health. Dr. Mitchell had seen… Read More


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Le Bonheur specialist says vaccine for children 5-11 looks promising

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Possible protection from COVID-19 could be on the horizon for younger children after a summer that saw pediatric cases increasing in Memphis and nationwide. Pfizer says a medical trial shows its coronavirus vaccine is safe for children as young as 5 years old, which could be a big step toward making the… Read More


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5- to 11-year-olds may have COVID vaccine by Halloween

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“A lot of groups, including children’s hospital groups, are urging the FDA to rapidly review and turn this one over,” said Dr. Jon McCullers, chief pediatrician at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. McCullers also is on faculty at UTHSC.


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Dr. Dagogo-Jack Authors New Text Aimed at Helping Doctors Treat Diabetes

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A Memphis specialist is getting national attention for an all-encompassing new textbook that is expected to greatly help doctors treat preexisting condition that can lead to that deadly disease and many others.