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.
Falling Creek Middle School teacher Emma Clark refused to teach in person when called back to the classroom. For weeks her job was in limbo and her paycheck withheld. Now she’s back in the virtual classroom, where she wanted to be all along – and hoping to create a safe space for other Chesterfield County Public School teachers to share their stories.
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and mayors from around the Triad are joining forces to ask Washington to pass federal assistance to help restaurants make it through the winter.
With the initial shipments of a new vaccine against COVID-19 potentially weeks away, Virginia is testing its plan for distributing the initially limited supply of the vaccine to the people who need it most — front-line medical workers and the employees and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Groene said the “hate email” started when an email to colleagues was made public, along with “false accusations that I was irresponsible,” which he blamed on a senator “who is antagonistic toward me.”
Calling conditions in North Carolina "dire" for the future spread of COVID-19, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a new executive order on Monday tightening regulations that call for people to wear masks.
With the winter months rolling in, it's essential that we keep our bodies healthy and thriving. According to UW Medicine, dry air and lower temperatures make it easier for illnesses to spread. In fact, many viruses actually survive better in colder temperatures, making them easier to spread …
As of early Friday, the Cone Health had 125 patients with COVID-19, not including people in the emergency rooms. That's up from 119 on Thursday, 107 on Wednesday and 103 on Tuesday.
Maskless supporters packed a Phoenix theater for a chance to see former President Donald Trump as Covid-19 cases in the area have more than doubled due to the contagious Delta variant. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
CNN's Amara Walker discusses the debate states and school districts are having over requiring students to wear masks to return to in-person learning and the difficult decisions parents are having to make.
Mark Valentine, brother of conservative radio host Phil Valentine, speaks with CNN's Alisyn Camerota about Phil's change of heart regarding Covid-19 vaccination after a battle with the virus.
The World Health Organization's Africa director Dr. Matshidiso Moeti and epidemiologist Jeremy Farrar discuss vaccine inequity and the latest Covid challenges.
Dr. Michael Bolding made an emotional plea for people in Arkansas to get the Covid-19 vaccine. He speaks with CNN's Pamela Brown about what it has been like treating unvaccinated patients as cases surge.
Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about the possibility of future NIH collaboration with labs in China - like the Wuhan labs - after officials overseeing an intelligence review into the origins of the coronavirus now believe the lab leak theory is at least a credible explanation for Covid-19's origins.
Former NFL player Orlando Scandrick, who says he is vaccinated and pro-vaccine, criticized a memo released by the league that says if a game cannot be rescheduled and is canceled due to a Covid-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players, that team will have to forfeit and will be credited with a loss.
After choosing not to get the Covid-19 vaccine, Ganeene Starling ended up in the ICU with coronavirus and was given a 20% chance of survival by doctors. Starling speaks with CNN's Randi Kaye about her experience.
A handful of states have been driving the bulk of the nationwide surge of Covid-19 cases and many of those cases are unvaccinated people. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.
CNN's Larry Madowo shares his frustration and anger over losing his uncle to Covid-19 and says vaccine inequality around the world must end.
CNN's Ed Lavandera visits a Las Vegas barbershop amidst rising cases of Covid-19 in Nevada. After several unvaccinated employees were infected, business owner Robert Taylor set up a vaccine site at his shop.
CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen fact-checks President Joe Biden's answer on coronavirus vaccine efficacy during a CNN town hall with Don Lemon.
An Alabama doctor shared a heartbreaking Facebook post, revealing that some of her unvaccinated Covid-19 patients are begging for the vaccine before being placed on a ventilator.
A Missouri mother is mourning her unvaccinated daughter's death, and pleading for people to think of their loved ones and get vaccinated against Covid-19.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says it's time to do something different to combat the spread of Covid-19 and will require all healthcare workers to show proof of vaccination or get tested weekly as a condition to show up to work.
Panelists at the Healthier Oklahoma Coalition's weekly virtual news conference Tuesday expressed concern about the political nature of the pandemic and unlikelihood that the state's leadership will reverse course on mask mandates — which the state has now made illegal for schools to require.