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
 


For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
Title: For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study
Title: Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
Title: Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought
Title: 'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
Title: All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some
Title: Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 7:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Car wash raises funds in honor of local transplant patient - Edmond Sun

Car wash raises funds in honor of local transplant patient
Edmond Sun
When the Nabicht family moved to Oklahoma a little more than two years ago they left their extended family behind in Florida. “I felt like they needed some ... Even with health insurance, which will cover the cost of the transplant itself, Nabicht ...

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 pm CDT

Party Line: Lafayette's namesake honored in Overton Square - Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Party Line: Lafayette's namesake honored in Overton Square
Memphis Commercial Appeal
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but it also makes cookies taste good. Guests at a special Memphis Child ... The Jerry and Nina Patton Family Foundation sponsored the event and Club Winwood catered it. On the cover: Dorothy Evans and ...

Posted Monday, August 18, 2014 5:08 pm CDT

File Art (Photo: News-Leader) - Springfield News-Leader

File Art (Photo: News-Leader)
Springfield News-Leader
Gary Mehlhorn, MD, has joined Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists-Ophthalmology-Surgery Center. Mehlhorn received his medical education and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He also completed a fellowship ...

Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:34 pm CDT