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Pandemic has cost University of Tennessee System $147 million — a big part from Vols football

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The coronavirus pandemic is estimated to cost the University of Tennessee System $147 million, the Board of Trustees reported Thursday. The biggest hit for this fiscal year comes from UT Athletics’ lost revenue and not being able to host large events on campus. On top of that, universities in the system had additional safety costs… Read More


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Experts develop a novel intervention in the home kitchen to tackle obesity

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Thomaseo Burton, PhD, and Webb Smith, PhD, of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have developed a novel intervention in the home kitchen to address obesity. The intervention, called Multidisciplinary Engagement and Learning/Mindful Eating and Active Living (MEALS), combines mindfulness, cooking techniques and education to teach children and their… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing to honor local nurses at 2020 NightinGala

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing will honor nurses from three Memphis hospitals, the Shelby County Health Department, and the Tennessee Health Department during its fourth- annual celebration of the nursing profession – the 2020 NightinGala – to be held virtually October 22. Registration is free and open to all at btsvirtualevents.com/uthscnightingala.


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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Shelby County, hospitals prepare for another surge

The Commercial Appeal

With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly and hospitalizations starting to follow suit, Memphis-area hospitals are revisiting plans laid out in March and April to cope with a viral surge. Seven months into the pandemic, Shelby County has seen its first wave of the virus and is in the midst of a second. But this time around,… Read More


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Street Food: Soi No. 9’s October surprise, Crosstown’s fried chicken fracas and more

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There’s good eats in these streets. Some recent findings: Magic Bus: Maybe it’s just me, but there are few more reliably joy-provoking sights in Memphis than the Soi No. 9 food truck, or rather little orange food bus. It’s not University of Tennessee orange, but rather a kind of burnt, tomato-y orange, warm and spicy… Read More


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UTHSC identifies drugs as possible coronavirus treatments

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UTHSC identifies University of Tennessee Health Science Center and University of New Mexico researchers have identified three drugs which could possibly be used as early-stage novel coronavirus treatments. as possible coronavirus treatments   October 21: WBIR October 21: Local Memphis October 21: WTHR October 22: WREG October 21: Memphis This Morning


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Half of Black adults won’t take the COVID-19 vaccine, study shows

My Fox Memphis

A new nationwide poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation and ESPN’s The Undefeated shows 49 percent of Black adults wouldn’t take a COVID-19 vaccine once it’s available, even if the vaccine is free and considered safe.


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Some rural West Tennessee counties see rise in COVID-19 cases

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West Tennessee’s rural counties are seeing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases. In the past 14 days, Fayette county added 257 cases. Tipton county increased its COVID-19 count by 262 and Dyer County saw a whopping 473 new cases.   October 20: West Tennessee counties see rise in COVID-19 cases