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Doctor with UTHSC, task force gives update on COVID-19 response

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We talked with a Mid-South doctor who is part of the Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force to answer some questions about the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it’s having on the region. Dr. Jon McCullers the chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University… Read More


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No proof MMR shots mitigate COVID-19, but stream steady at shot clinics

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Early in the pandemic, a chorus of researchers called for a national vaccination campaign for measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR as the shot is called in doctors’ offices.


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COVID-19 testing problems: Memphis officials now discourage some people from getting tests

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COVID-19 testing sites in the Memphis area have become so overwhelmed that local officials on Tuesday discouraged people from getting tests unless they fit into a high-priority category.  


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Bacteria in the blood may be reason heart attacks so fatal to dialysis patients

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Dr. Keiichi Sumida has watched patients in end-stage renal failure suffer a litany of health problems caused by inflammation, including heart attacks, strokes and early death.


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Fall without Football: ‘There’s just no way’ to play amid the coronavirus pandemic without ‘high risk’

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The bleakest picture to date of football’s uncertain future amid the coronavirus pandemic was painted by the NCAA, which posted on Twitter last week a graph illustrating the wide gap between two points: one, where the NCAA “thought we’d be” in terms of flattening the national curve of confirmed cases; and two, “where we are,”… Read More


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UTHSC doctor honored for ground-breaking research in cancer genome

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Dr. Neil Hayes, head of the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is among the recipients of the 2020 Team Science Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research for his work in developing The Cancer Genome Atlas.


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Starbucks opens in UTHSC food court, 920 Madison

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Another Starbucks has opened in the Medical District, this time in the food court at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 920 Madison. July 20: Memphis Business Journal


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College football coaches face own risks from COVID-19 as they balance needs of their teams

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North Carolina coach Mack Brown has been walking three miles a day, researching the best foods to add to his diet and trying out a variety of masks for comfort and safety to further insulate himself from COVID-19, a task of heightened importance after the Tar Heels placed voluntary workouts on hiatus following a spate… Read More