Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still much we don’t know about the disease. But doctors around the world are racing to examine worrying reports of COVID-19 affecting the brain. Individual reports have shown strokes, brain swelling, and general brain damage occurring in patients with the disease, raising a serious question: Are the… Read More
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Precautions against spreading the coronavirus, including physical distancing and working from home, have transformed the work of academic research teams across the country. That’s especially the case for scholars who conduct behavioral research, like us: Danielle Arigo specializes in research promoting healthy behaviors like physical activity, Ilana Graetz studies medication adherence for women with breast… Read More
Be like Mike and wear a mask — sort of. Ahead of the upcoming three-day Memorial Day weekend for many, the local pandemic response team is doubling down on Phase 2 social distancing reminders — along with a few basketball analogies.
When Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced the local back-to-business plan on April 27, he identified “flat or decreasing hospitalizations” as one of the keys to move from one phase to the next.
Did you know there are tests you can take to see if you’re immune or vulnerable to the coronavirus? FOX13 spoke with doctors and scientists who are investigating our bodies’ ability to fight off COVID-19 and working on a test that could indicate if we are either possibly immune or still vulnerable. They are called… Read More
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Shelby County, the Memphis Metropolitan Area, and Tennessee.
New data shows a steady increase in new COVID-19 cases in Shelby County compared to neighboring counties in the Mid-South. The same data shows more cases per capita in more rural counties like Tipton County. Researchers at the UT Health Science Center say we have to look at these numbers with context.
You can protect yourself and help prevent the spread of coronavirus by: Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub Wear a mask when you are out in public Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze Avoid close… Read More