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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Common in Eye Infections

JAMA Ophthalmology has published 10-year results of the ongoing, multicenter, prospective Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms (ARMOR) surveillance study evaluating profiles and trends in antibiotic resistance among common ocular bacterial pathogens across the United States. ARMOR is the only ongoing surveillance study of its kind. The study was sponsored by Bausch & Lomb.  


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Memphis shows 5% positive COVID antibody rate; critics question test accuracy

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New York City made headlines just over a week ago when 21% of people randomly tested had positive results for COVID-19 antibodies, presumably showing signs of immunity. In Memphis, 5% of those tested are positive for antibodies, a sign that the disease is in the early stages here and that most people are still susceptible,… Read More


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The 901: Why Memphis should require everyone to wear face masks

The Commercial Appeal

No shirt, no shoes, no service — but how about face masks? Today, for the first time in a long time (49 days, to be exact), Memphians can eat inside a restaurant, shop for nonessentials in a “nonessential” store, and even hit the gym. But while businesses’ public-facing employees are required to wear face masks… Read More


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Coronavirus cases increase in Shelby County as some businesses reopen

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As Shelby County businesses enter phase one of reopening, the number of cases in the county continues to increase.  


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Leaders weigh ‘Back to Business’ risks of reopening badly

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Local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations suddenly and surprisingly spiked last week. Officials debated whether to reset the clock on easing social-distancing restrictions, and not reopen the economy until mid-May at the earliest.


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Children’s Mental Health Week in Memphis features virtual activities

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If Dr. Altha Stewart was in charge of the universe this week, even in Memphis there would be real, live activities, with children running and playing and their adults tuning in to the importance of children’s mental health.  


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As Shelby County creaks open, expect a rise in COVID-19 cases. How much before we have to turn back?

The Commercial Appeal

Local health officials and leaders expect the phased reopening of Shelby County’s economy to increase the number of people infected with COVID-19. At present, health officials see the virus’ growth in Memphis and Shelby County as roughly flat, but they, like experts nationwide, estimate a significant number of people are asymptomatic carriers of the disease.… Read More


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Memphis, Shelby County restaurants prepare to enter phase 1 of reopening

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Health experts and local officials say a decreasing COVID-19 infection rate, along with unused hospital beds in Shelby County, is allowing some businesses to slowly open beginning Monday.