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Dr. McCullers: County hits testing capacity, bar spread was ‘surprise’

The Memphis Business Journal

Until recently, Shelby County’s robust testing apparatus was something for local officials to point to with pride. Now, the county is “at or above” its testing capacity, labs are “overloaded,” and many test results are being returned after they have become “useless,” University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) pediatrics chair and influenza pandemics expert… Read More


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The News Hospital

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I had worked in the third floor newsroom of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn. for years until last spring, when the other remaining staffers and I moved out. Almost exactly one year later, I returned to the newsroom, this time in a tour group led by a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.


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Shelby County doctors concede surge capacity likely will be needed at area hospitals

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Shelby County health experts are especially mindful these days about available hospital and ICU beds. Hundreds are available at area hospitals, but for each extra bed rolled out, extra nurses and doctors are needed – and where that staff will come from remains a lingering concern as positive cases rise.   July 13: Local 24… Read More


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New ICE guidelines for international students concern Memphis universities, but a mix of class offerings sustain their visas 

The Commercial Appeal

Updated guidelines from Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) leaves international students in Memphis and across the nation with a difficult choice — take classes in person while COVID-19 cases continue to rise or return to the last country they lived in before the U.S. and take online courses.


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ICU beds approach 90% capacity, Shelby County Health Department says

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With the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in the Mid-South, there is concern about hospitals becoming overcrowded. According to the Shelby County Health Department ICU beds are now close to 90% capacity and there were 250 reported new cases in Shelby County Sunday.


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New ICE guidelines for international students concern Memphis universities, but a mix of class offerings sustain their visas

The Commercial Appeal

Updated guidelines from Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) leaves international students in Memphis and across the nation with a difficult choice — take classes in person while COVID-19 cases continue to rise or return to the last country they lived in before the U.S. and take online courses.


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Associate Professor Keiichi Sumida of UTHSC Receives $2.9 Million to Study Alternative Cause of Chronic Inflammation in Kidney Disease

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center issued the following news: Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) face an increased risk of death due in part to cardiovascular problems caused by chronic inflammation. Efforts to reduce this inflammation have tended to target dialysis-related procedures and the accumulation of toxic waste products.


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As BMS prepares to welcome up to 30K fans, public health experts question risks

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As Bristol Motor Speedway prepares for what could be the largest crowd at a U.S. stadium since the coronavirus pandemic shut down spectator sports this spring, some public health experts question the risks of welcoming as many as 30,000 fans at Wednesday’s NASCAR All-Star Race. The race was originally scheduled to take place in Charlotte,… Read More