Dr. Thomas Pitman is the first northern Mississippi physician to perform a new type of hysterectomy surgery that requires no abdominal incisions.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing ranks as the best program in the state on two important lists that measure quality.
Blister juice, killed viruses, bacterium toxins, weakened viruses, lookalike viruses and now messenger RNA have all played a role in the development of vaccines to protect people from serious diseases.
A Lehigh Valley doctor is speaking out after the region's three largest health providers jointly announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its employees and contractors.
OrthoSouth is proud to announce that Dr. Marcus Biggers has joined the practice and will see patients at the group’s clinics in Bartlett, Germantown, and East Memphis. Dr. Biggers joins a growing team of patient-focused and community-oriented providers dedicated to the continual improvement …
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Biogen’s Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab, sold as Aduhelm.
While not a cure, the drug is the first FDA-approved treatment aimed at slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s, not just treat the symptoms.
For years, major brain surgery was the only path to relief. Now, a new procedure called focused ultrasound is proven to improve tremors without surgery or a hospital stay.
OrthoSouth is proud to welcome the Hernando community to their brand new clinic 2670 McIngvale Rd, Suite J, in Hernando.
As men grow older, urinary difficulties commonly develop related to an enlarged prostate. This condition, called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, affects nearly half of men over the age of 50 years to some degree.
A patient receiving a knee or hip replacement could expect to spend almost a week in the hospital after surgery. These days, they usually spend a single night, or even have the surgery in an outpatient setting and go home the same day.
In our April edition a year ago, I made the prediction that the pandemic would end soon. Boy, was I taken to task by several readers. And they proved to be correct. So, now I am cautious about new predictions.
Five children stood outside of Newman Regional Health, March 19, waving signs and chanting — loudly and persistently — with one simple message: “Free our Mimi!”
Chronic pain is an oppressive human health problem and a significant cause of morbidity. In 2011 alone, the direct (drug prescription, hospitalization) and indirect (loss of productivity and work force) costs of chronic pain were at $600 billion dollars in the USA alone.
Decentralized planning between state and federal governments left chronically underfunded public health departments to organize mass testing efforts when there were few supplies in the first few months of the pandemic.
Is it legal for an employer to require its staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine to stay employed? How about requiring the vaccine for potential employees to even get hired?
Reporting lags, complicated logistics and data entry errors in COVID-19 vaccine distribution have frustrated health officials trying to beat back a virus that has killed almost 6,500 Virginians. But on Monday, new data from the Virginia Department of Health showed a prominent shift that has launched the state past most of the U.S. for supply used: Nearly 64% of available vaccines have been administered.
In his run for the presidency, Joe Biden laid out a “Plan for Older Americans” that reflected the Democratic party philosophy that healthcare and living with dignity after retirement are an inalienable right for all.
The Biden-Harris plan addresses long-standing inequities...
he month of February is also designated by the American Heart Association as Heart Health Month -- a time when we can focus on preventing heart attacks, heart failure and strokes before they hurt us, and in turn, those we love.
Employers told nearly 800 Realtors and credit union workers in the Richmond area they could sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine that federal and state guidance said they’re ineligible to receive. More than 400 were scheduled for a vaccination event Sunday while thousands of health care workers, teachers and long-term care residents continue to wait for doses that are in short supply.
Even as a top state official praised the vaccination preparations as “phenomenal” and “outstanding," fundamental questions about the campaign remain under discussion.
Vaccinations in Virginia continue to lag as the state approaches half a million doses distributed and the percentage of people testing positive climbs to nearly 16%, a first since early May.
On Dec. 21, the Shelby County Health Department issued new Safer at Home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 effective Dec. 29 at 12:01 a.m. to Jan. 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, M.D., said the next few months of the pandemic will be probably the worst in the history of public health in the United States. However, vaccines on the horizon provide a “light at the end of the tunnel” in the battle again…
Cory Johnson, who is set to be executed by the federal government on Jan. 14 for his involvement in Richmond’s deadly “Newtowne Gang,” is asking President Trump to commute his sentence to life without parole.
Generally, the students who struggled most were those who also struggled in the classroom before the pandemic, particularly those without parental support and engagement, teachers said.
Federal officials notified Virginia on Thursday that the state will receive about 110,000 fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccine than it was promised at the start of this month.
We finally made it to the end of 2020! With less families gathering together over the holidays and with all the mental and physical risks colder weather brings, it’s important to keep safety top of mind while doing your best to enjoy the season.
Thousands of working Nebraskans have seen the pandemic wreck their personal finances, a toll sometimes obscured by Nebraska's nation-best 3% unemployment rate.
Families of color are losing the most during the coronavirus pandemic, from jobs to housing, food security and mental health, according to data released Monday by the nonprofit Voices for Virginia’s Children.
A Tweet by a Roanoke Valley funeral home president on the growing number of COVID-19 deaths locally, took off on social media. Sammy Oakey thinks a message from an undertaker was heard by people who have tired of hearing from public health officials.
Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday that he is considering further COVID-19 restrictions this week following upward trends since Thanksgiving and a weekend that saw the highest number of daily coronavirus cases ever recorded in Virginia, with 11,490 new infections coming in since Friday.
"He's done so much for the community," said Michelle Cook, his wife of 31 years. "And (he had) such a big heart. He gave so much of his time out of work."
Over the past two months, Nash County has become representative of a lot of the state's more rural counties: the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has almost doubled since Oct. 1, from about 2,500 to nearly 4,600. Deaths have increased by more than 150%.
YOUNGSVILLE — The town's defiant Christmas parade began with whooping police sirens, and state Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes waving to the crowd from the back of a red convertible, wearing gloves but no mask.
The recession of 2007-2009 was sometimes called the "man-cession" because men were the most affected. The 2020 economic situation has been much worse for women. "We’re just trying to survive, trying to get through it."
A computer glitch with the company administering some COVID relief aid for Nebraska caused some applicants to miss out on assistance.
CNN's Chloe Melas interviews performance coach Jacob Zemer about what to order the next time you eat out and his weight loss tips.
Dr. Peter Hotez explains how the CDC was able to trace the origins of a rare tropical infection that had sickened people in the decidedly non-tropical states of Minnesota and Kansas, as well as Texas.
Anthony Flint, who claims to have developed Guillain-Barré syndrome after his Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination, discusses the rare autoimmune disorder and why he is still urging others to get vaccinated.
High-profile doctors spreading Covid-19 disinformation collectively reach millions of Americans, and a dangerous number of people believe their falsehoods. CNN speaks to one of these doctors and counters each incorrect statement with the truth. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
The CDC is currently evaluating a "test-to-stay" method in schools, where a student who may have been exposed to Covid-19 can continue to attend school in person instead of quarantining at home, as long as they test negative. CNN's Jacqueline Howard has more.
Health officials worry that anti-vaccine activists will seize upon Colin Powell's death to make the claim that vaccines don't work. They might ask, "If you can still die after being vaccinated for Covid-19, what's the point of getting the vaccine?" CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen offers answers.