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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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A coalition of six Democratic governors in the Northeast announced a plan Monday to form a council to plan a regional approach to reopening the economy. The six are Delaware Gov. John Carney (top row, from left), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, New Jersey Gov. Phil M…

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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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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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The Shelby County Health Department reported a “significant increase” in the number of influenza-like illnesses in the county in late December, an indication that seasonal influenza was spreading in the community.

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Susan Miranda, Ph.D., leads a lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center that is focusing on the causes, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis, the disease that causes bones to become weak and break easily.

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Observed every November, American Diabetes Month is an important element in the American Diabetes Association’s efforts to focus our nation’s attention on the disease and its complications, and the tens of millions of people affected by it.

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As flu season begins and after Florida health officials confirmed an unvaccinated Florida child as the first flu-related death of the season, the American Medical Association (AMA) is encouraging everyone six months and older to be vaccinated against the flu.

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This month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are automatically mailing new Medicare cards to more than 1.3 million people with Medicare in Tennessee.

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The state of Arizona reports nearly 120,000 coronavirus cases with a positivity rate around 27%. This comes as the Navajo Nation, which occupies northeastern parts of the state, flattened its curve through regular weekend lockdowns and nightly curfews. CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro spoke with …

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The New York Times reported Black and Latino Americans are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized with coronavirus than White Americans, according to CDC data. As CNN's Abby Phillip reports, there is no sign of relief in sight.

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Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine Dr. Peter Hotez speaks with CNN's John Berman and Alisyn Camerota about the current state of the coronavirus in our nation, and what he perceives as a misinformation campaign by the Whtte House.

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As back-to-school season approaches, districts are weighing whether to let students return to the classroom or continue learning remotely. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates how schools might be able to reopen safely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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CNN's Anderson Cooper pushes back against Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield when he said he believed the defect in early Covid-19 testing in the US was with the private sector.

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Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, explains why a new model has projected that more than 200,000 Americans will die from Covid-19 by November if masks are not universally used.

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In a press conference, Florida Gov. Ron Desantis and Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Giménez were pushed by a reporter on contract tracers after there was confusion over whether the governor or mayor could hire contact tracers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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During a conversation with National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, Dr. Anthony Fauci said we are still "knee-deep" in the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the US and the current state is "really not good."

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