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by Adrian Sainz --  Demand for opioids such as fentanyl has surged during the new coronavirus outbreak in Tennessee’s largest county, where more than 100 people have died of drug overdoses since mid-March, officials said Tuesday. Officials in Shelby County, which...
COVID-19 has left no community untouched. Infecting more than 1 million Americans and resulting in the deaths of more than 75,000 people as of May 8, the coronavirus has taken an especially dramatic toll on African Americans and other...
Deborah W. Mwazi is an RN at Methodist South Hospital in the Medical Surgical Unit on the 4th floor. The 12-hour grind taking care of both isolated COVID-19 and regular patients is grueling. “Our job as nurses is to administer...
The COVID-19 virus hit home for nurse Rachel Clayton a few weeks ago when she and her husband, who is an emergency medical technician, decided one of them had to quit. “This is a decision we had to make because...
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented time of personal isolation and seclusion, with African Americans and those dealing with deep poverty more at risk for experiencing mental health challenges. “People lose jobs all the time,” said Dr. Rosie Phillips Davis,...
“Control the controllable; in the end that’s all any of us can do.” LáDeia Joyce embraced that guiding principle many years ago. She uses her voice and platform to speak about HIV treatment, prevention and life with that virus after...
Thirty-one people now have died as a result of COVID-19 in Shelby County. The Shelby County Health Department counted the deaths among 1432 confirmed cases. According to the Health Department, investigations are underway into clusters of infection in several facilities that serve...
Dr. Reginique Green of Christ Community Health Services, Inc. openly values the flow of solid COVID-19 information, thinking that “we haven’t seen the worst of it” and knowing that “some people are still not believers.” Models projecting how many people...
Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: April 6 Shelby County had 789 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday at 10 a.m. The total number of deaths in Shelby County attributed to COVID-19 was 13.   Tennessee man charged with violating coronavirus order (AP)...
Most of Dr. Stanley Dowell’s patients are over 50 and nearly all prime candidates for suffering serious complications if coronavirus strikes. Faced with no cure and only experimental treatment of the novel disease, Dowell has his own action plan:...
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