VOL. 127 | NO. 167 | Monday, August 27, 2012
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: Health Care
Walk-in health care clinics gain popularity as cost, wait time to see doctors rises
Urgent health care clinics are becoming increasingly attractive options for patients discouraged by long wait times and difficulty securing appointments with their overwhelmed primary care physicians.
During the height of the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009, some feared that employers would stop providing health care coverage to save money. Now businesses big and small hope to save on health care costs by taking a more active role.
Three prosecutors are the finalists for the Criminal Court Judge vacancy.
Erich Mounce, CEO of The West Clinic, is on a mission to help improve the quality of care for cancer patients.
The second legal challenge of the Aug. 2 election results was filed Friday, Aug. 24. in Shelby County Chancery Court.
Shelby County Commissioners will probably vote Monday, Aug. 27, on whether to override a veto by County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
In an effort to fill a key spot along the U.S. 51 corridor and bridge the gap between its Memphis market and an office in Lauderdale County, Collierville-based BankTennessee has expanded its footprint.
Seth Agranov is a burger guru with a big vision.
Dr. Randy Christensen is a pediatrician who came to Memphis to share – with audiences that included medical professionals as well as members of the broader business community – his vision of how health care should be approached.
Countywide school board members have been known to debate what is on their agenda for as long as an hour or so before moving on to other matters.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
After his father was diagnosed with diabetes, Brett Wright – wanting to better understand treatment for the disease and a way to help patients like his father – decided to enroll at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy in Memphis.
If you were walking along the street and saw $100 bill on the ground, would you pick it up, or would you just walk on by and leave it there? I’m not asking this question to test your ethics. Assume it was dropped on the ground and there is no hope of finding the owner. I’ll bet most of you would pick it up and get a little rush; a feeling that it’s your lucky day. The skill of delegation is similar to that $100 bill lying on the ground, and many of you walk right by it and leave the delegation option untouched every day.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Football season brings new coaches, old challenges and more SEC dominance
It was the last day before fall practice would begin. First-year University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente couldn’t wait to get started.
The answer for the old Sears Crosstown property turns out to be some arts and some medical and health care uses, as well as education and housing for those involved in all of the endeavors.
A new report from a liberal think tank says Chinese imports caused the loss of 2.7 million jobs in the United States, including 96,300 in the Mid-South, since the industrializing nation joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state's housing agency declined to apply for up to $12 million in federal rental assistance for people with disabilities, despite a need for housing and recommendations to apply by TennCare, the state's Medicaid agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Signs that U.S. manufacturing is faltering emerged from a report Friday that orders for long-lasting factory goods, excluding the volatile transportation category, fell in July for the fourth time in five months.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says it made $62.4 million on the sale of its stock in four small banks that were bailed out during the 2008 financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information – including their purchasing history and church attendance – to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, The Associated Press has learned.