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UAB, UT get $2.39 million grant to study financial consequences of COVID-19

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center received a $2.39 million grant to study how COVID-19 has affected people financially and then emotionally. The teams will create the Emotional Well-being and Economic Burden Research Network. Data shows some people suffering from… Read More


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National study shows 48% of healthcare workers haven’t been vaccinated yet

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A new national survey shows four out of ten frontline healthcare workers haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, even though they were the first across the county to have access to the shot. The study was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Washington Post. It shows at 52% of healthcare workers have gotten at least… Read More


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Frequency of local UK variant doubles to 30% in weeks

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Because the frequency doubled in a few weeks, experts say that by mid-April, 60% of the samples will likely be the U.K. strain as is keeps up its steady, exponential growth. “We know this particular variant is very infectious and so we would expect to see it spread through the community very successfully,” said Colleen… Read More


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Tennessee women’s groups work to improve Black maternal health outcomes

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By 2019, Rep. London Lamar had seen a cousin die as a result of complications during childbirth. She had advocated for better support for women during pregnancy. And she had suffered her own devastating late-term pregnancy loss. Lamar, a Memphis Democrat who is Black, cited those experiences in introducing a resolution recognizing the role of… Read More


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Surgeons perform first-ever robotic back fusion in Memphis

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Neurosurgeon Kevin Foley, MD, is set to perform Memphis’ first spinal fusion with a new robotic system March 22, Fox 13 Memphis reports.  


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UTHSC takes responsibility for children who were vaccinated at site

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FOX13 is learning more about the events that led up to two children getting vaccinated last month. During the state’s review of vaccine mismanagement, officials said two kids under 16 got shots even though the shot isn’t approved for children.  


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The cold killed Marilyn Bridgeforth. But was neglect its accomplice?|Weathersbee

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Nine years. Nearly a decade. That was how long Marilyn Smith Bridgeforth survived in her Whitehaven home with no running water, no gas and no electricity. In a house with walls, but no water and no warmth. Yet warmth was what she needed to protect her from the subfreezing temperatures that barged through those walls… Read More


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A closer look: How two children received the COVID-19 vaccine in Memphis

The Commercial Appeal

Two children were vaccinated Feb. 3 at a vaccine site run by the City of Memphis and University Clinical-Health, which is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A mother was able to make appointments for herself as well as her 13-year-old and 8-year-old children at the Appling Road Emissions vaccination site, said… Read More