Update on ICD-10

Physicians in Tennessee have been encouraged by the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) to “continue improving clinical documentation” in preparation for ICD-10 changes  ...Read More


Current Memphis Medical News

Foundation Is Getting a Step Ahead | A Step Ahead Foundation, Claudia Haltom, David H. Ciscel, University of Memphis, Center for Research on Women, Memphis Teen Vision, Mark Clemons, Shelby County Health Department
Foundation Is Getting a Step Ahead

Nonprofit tackles problem of teen pregnancies in Memphis area

For more than two years, the nonprofit organization A Step Ahead Foundation (ASAF) has been blazing a trail to address one of the most significant problems facing Memphis and Shelby County: teen and other unintended pregnancies.


 
Expanded Uses for Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen | hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Methodist North, Regional One Health, Delta Medical Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, monoplace, multi-place, ideopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, air embolism, gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, decompression sickness, the bends, wound care, acute traumatic ischemia, necrotizing soft tissue infections, osteoradionecrosis.
Expanded Uses for Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen

Some are not yet approved, but a variety are available in Memphis

Hyperbaric chamber therapy is gaining usage in Memphis, as in other cities, and its applications are expanding. Its latest approved use is for a type of sudden aural disability called idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL).


 
ROI on Healthcare Workforce Diversity
ROI on Healthcare Workforce Diversity

Last month, healthcare leaders gathered in Nashville for the Council on Workforce Innovation’s symposium on trends and resources impacting healthcare workforce diversity and cultural competency in the delivery of quality healthcare.


 
ICD-10 FOCUS

Update on ICD-10
Update on ICD-10

Physicians in Tennessee have been encouraged by the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) to “continue improving clinical documentation” in preparation for ICD-10 changes despite the fact that the U.S. Senate on the last day of March voted to delay the implementation of ICD-10 until October 1, 2015.


 
DIABETES FOCUS

Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control | Diabetes, Glucose Management, A1c, Dr. Elizabeth Halprin, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard, American Journal of Managed Care, Patient-Centered Care
Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control

What is the best way to get … and keep … diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition?


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Autry Parker, MD | Autry Parker, Semmes-Murphey, Howard University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins, Johnson City Medical Center
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Autry Parker, MD

Anesthesiologist saw plenty to gain by relieving pain

Besides photography and tennis, Autry Parker was interested in music as a youngster growing up in Memphis. For a time, he thought he might have a career as a musician. During the summer before he went off to college at Howard University, he played the bass guitar at Libertyland, the amusement park that once existed at the Mid-South Fairgrounds.


 
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Edward A. Avery | Edward Avery, Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis, PLLC, multi-specialty care, University of Memphis, Bachelor of Public Health Administration, Semmes-Murphey Neurological and Spine Institute, Methodist Le Bonheur Health Care Systems/Health Choice, LLC, MetroCare, St. Joseph Hospital, Mid-South Hospital, Affordable Care Act, Accountable Care Organization, Medical Home Model
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Edward A. Avery

Administrator, Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis, PLLC

Some people are healers; some people enable, empower, strategize, facilitate and create an arena in which healers can function fearlessly.

 

 

 


 
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Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Title: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Title: Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Title: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Title: Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Title: FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Title: Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Gene Frenette: Rex Morgan's lastest victory better than any title - Florida Times-Union

Gene Frenette: Rex Morgan's lastest victory better than any title
Florida Times-Union
Duane Bork, a close friend of Morgan's and the JU team physician during the Dolphins' 1970 tournament run to the Final Four, thinks a career spent competing to win as a player and coach was a key factor in Morgan's survival. “Oral radiology procedures ...

Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:02 pm CDT

76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'a huge success for us' - The Reporter

76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'a huge success for us'
The Reporter
Sixers head coach Brett Brown watches his team take on Memphis in a game last week in Memphis, Tenn. Brown, whose team won 19 games in his first season, was given a grade of 'A' ... In a meeting with reporters Friday at Philadelphia College of ...

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Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 10:09 pm CDT

Doctors in mid-Atlantic earn less than nearly anywhere else in America - Charlotte Business Journal (blog)

Doctors in mid-Atlantic earn less than nearly anywhere else in America
Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
Physicians in orthopedics and other specialties continue to receive higher paychecks than those in family medicine, diabetes care and mental health. Nationwide, orthopedic doctors received an average compensation of $413,000 last year. By contrast ...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 3:33 pm CDT