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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office announced Friday morning.

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men.

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Ten years ago, I started my wellness journey by deciding to turn my life around from being an out-of-breath diabetic, hypertensive, 342-pound woman to becoming an avid food and fitness enthusiast.

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Shelby County, the Memphis Metropolitan Area, and Tennessee.

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The coronavirus is at the top of everyone’s mind, but people still face other health conditions and reasons to see their healthcare provider. At Church Health we have started telehealth visits with our patients to continue care through the pandemic.

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Third-year medical student Sarah Steele said it has been an honor to be one of roughly four dozen medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who have staffed a drive-through testing site for COVID-19 at the Mid-South Fairgrounds since it opened in mid-March.

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Leaders from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and its clinical and community partners said at a late February press conference they will share information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the media as a way to reassure the public that steps are being taken to prep…

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A perfect present this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

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Duane Miller, Ph.D, retired from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015, but he still comes to work four days a week. Miller has made research his retirement, because how can you sit at home when you’ve spent your life ferreting out what could le…

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The most common New Year’s resolution in Tennessee is dieting to lose weight, according to Vitagene, a health blog. However, a common question is “how do I successfully lose weight?” The answer is pretty simple.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), peak flu season is off to an early start, recently reporting that 30 states are already seeing flu activity.

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This month -- National Hospice & Palliative Care Month -- is a time to remember that hospice is not a place, but is high-quality care.

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While most of us are used to hearing that eight hours of sleep is the goal, we don’t realize that the quality, not just quantity, of sleep is essential for sleep that supports health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, lack of sleep and disordered sleep (sleep problems such as ins…

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One in eight American women will be stricken by breast cancer in their lives, estimates indicate.

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Transplantation of kidneys from Hepatitis C-infected donors to uninfected recipients is safe and can be successfully implemented as a standard of care, according to an observational study by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the James D. Eason Transplant Ins…

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The parish that I serve has a second story with many rooms. Some are used for Sunday school, others for storage, and some for worship.

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Intensive post-discharge outpatient care for the most high-need, high cost Medicaid patients after hospital stays can reduce readmissions, improve outcomes, and lower overall costs, according to findings of the SafeMed study conducted by a multidisciplinary team from The University of Tennes…

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland joined the Family Safety Center, the Senior Protection Coalition, and the Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse (CREA) in launching a countywide campaign – Speak Out -- that challenges residents to join the fight against elder abu…

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A cancer researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center brought scientists from the United States, Canada, England, Germany and South America to Memphis recently to discuss ongoing collaborative genomics research in head and neck cancer.

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The risk of shingles, a painful rash, and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) increases with age.

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Once a year, pancreatic cancer researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center step outside the lab and help to beat cancer with their feet.

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It might become necessary at some point for a family to consider hiring a professional caregiver through a homecare or home-health-care agency, or by retaining an individual.

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Intensive lowering of blood pressure reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a known risk factor for dementia, according to the results of a major multisite clinical trial that included researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Veterans A…

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If you are one of the nearly 38 million Americans who have hearing loss, you may benefit from wearing hearing aids. But where do you start and how do you choose the right hearing aids for you? The process of choosing hearing aids can be daunting, but your audiologist will help guide you thro…

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Veterans who served “boots on the ground” in the Republic of Vietnam are entitled to a presumption that they were exposed to Agent Orange, a herbicide which is known to cause a host of health concerns such as cancers, diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. This presumption of exposure…

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Many seniors do not get enough exercise, despite knowing the importance of physical fitness. Regular physical activity has major health benefits for all older adults, and is essential for healthy aging. With regular exercise, seniors are less likely to have a fall and related injury. They al…

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have recruited three nationally renowned cardiovascular physicians to lead a new cardiovascular institute in Memphis.

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As the world closes in on 1 million coronavirus deaths, with the United States accounting for about one fifth of those fatalities, experts are raising concerns about the approaching flu season. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

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The United States has reported 7 million coronavirus cases, and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci says we are still in its first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

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President Donald Trump claimed that the White House could override the US Food and Drug Administration if the agency released tougher standards for the authorization of a Covid-19 vaccine, casting such a move as "political." CNN's Erica Hill reports.

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Stacker examines the conditions most likely to contribute to fatal cases of COVID-19, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Some conditions are caused by the virus, while others make it worse.

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Here are 30 things learned about COVID-19 since January 2020 with Stacker pulling data and details from various credible sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STAT, scientific papers, and news organizations.

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The CDC on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen tells us more.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll on the U.S. and around the world, with a global death toll nearing 1 million. It has shut down countries and economies. Stacker constructed a timeline of the pandemic's milestones to explain how we got to this point.

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 4,000 (528 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 69,300 (595 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 21,200 (540 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 81,000 (633 per 100,000 people)

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-19: 1,000 (95 per 100k, #7 highest among all states)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 30,100 (607 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 4,500 (517 per 100,000 people)

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OVID-19: 1,100 (17 per 100k, #39 highest among all states)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 122,400 (439 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 10,800 (355 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 3,300 (535 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 40,400 (480 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 31,800 (437 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 4,100 (602 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 10,800 (588 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 29,700 (515 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 2,600 (445 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 30,500 (628 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 2,200 (303 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 39,500 (569 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 17,600 (590 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 154,800 (395 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 23,700 (428 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 19,900 (557 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 5,800 (609 per 100,000 people)

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- Deaths from all causes Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2020: 121,900 (592 per 100,000 people)

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