Emerging & Reemerging Infectious Diseases

Chikungunya and new strains of influenza are among a list of emerging infectious diseases that have grabbed recent headlines, but reemerging diseases including measles and pertussis are also causing epidemiologists concern across the nation.

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Current West TN Medical News

Emerging & Reemerging Infectious Diseases
Emerging & Reemerging Infectious Diseases

Chikungunya and new strains of influenza are among a list of emerging infectious diseases that have grabbed recent headlines, but reemerging diseases including measles and pertussis are also causing epidemiologists concern across the nation.


 
FFB Driving the Research to Fight Blindness
FFB Driving the Research to Fight Blindness
 


Feature Profiles

HEALTHCARE LEADER: Karen “Kay” Jordan
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Karen “Kay” Jordan

Administrator, Sports, Orthopedics & Spine

In sports, numbers and teamwork can play a big part in success on the field. In her role as Administrator of Sports, Orthopedics & Spine (SOS) in Jackson, Tennessee, Kay Jordan is finding those two elements equally as important to success in the clinical setting.


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Michael D. Calfee, MD
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Michael D. Calfee, MD

Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Union City

Religious studies and biology may not be the most traditional combination of majors that would result in an orthopedic surgeon. But Michael Calfee, MD, has found a way to integrate the two into his practice at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Union City and in his mission work in Honduras.


 


HEALTHCARE MARKETING FOCUS

Getting the Message Out Is More Important Than Ever | Richard K. Thomas, Marketing Health Services, healthcare administration, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee College of Health Sciences.
Getting the Message Out Is More Important Than Ever

Author documents growing need for pervasive marketing 

‘ . . . if a person is going to spend approximately half a million dollars in their lifetime on healthcare, you want that patient for life.’


 

ORTHO & SPORTS MEDICINE FOCUS

NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions | North American Spine Society, NASS, Policy Coverage Recommendations, Spine Care, Evidence-based Medicine, Dr. William Watters, Dr. Christopher Kauffman
NASS Takes a Proactive Approach to Evidence-Based Coverage Decisions

In an effort to improve patient access to appropriate, evidence-based care, the North American Spine Society (NASS) recently released detailed policy recommendations for coverage of 13 common spine care treatments, procedures and diagnostics.


 

Grand Rounds

August 2014
 


Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years
Title: Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests
Title: Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries
Title: Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds
Title: Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Heart Failure Patients Wind Up in ER Too Often: Study
Title: Heart Failure Patients Wind Up in ER Too Often: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia
Title: Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Rescuing Compassionate Use From Social Media And Death Threats - Forbes

Forbes

Rescuing Compassionate Use From Social Media And Death Threats
Forbes
The now 8-year-old, Virginia boy had been undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis for viral complications following a bone marrow stem cell transplant for a type of cancer he developed as an infant. ... Aware of this ...

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Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:06 pm CDT

Martha Williams McDonald - The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan

Martha Williams McDonald
The Chattanoogan
Dr. Martha Williams McDonald, an early pioneer in the field of nuclear medicine and a member of one of Chattanooga's most prominent families, died at her home on Lookout Mountain early Wednesday morning. She was 88. Martha was a delight to all who ...

Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:55 pm CDT

Family to fight for including HPU in fraternity hazing lawsuit - Greensboro News & Record

Family to fight for including HPU in fraternity hazing lawsuit
Greensboro News & Record
GREENSBORO — The family of a student who died after what they said was fraternity hazing at High Point University have dismissed their lawsuit so they can file again and involve the university, according to the family's attorney.

Posted Monday, August 25, 2014 9:49 pm CDT