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1. Astronauts Picked for SpaceX, Boeing Capsule Test Flights
- Monday, August 6, 2018
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S.
SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules by the end of this year or early next, with the first crews flying from Cape Canaveral, Florida, by next spring or summer.
2. FDA Plans to Ease OTC Approvals for Some Prescription Drugs
- Wednesday, July 18, 2018
U.S. regulators proposed new guidelines Tuesday to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription – and more convenient for consumers to get them.
The Food and Drug Administration is evaluating ways to make sure patients don't take an inappropriate over-the-counter drug, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. That could include adding information to the packaging label and offering online questionnaires to help people decide if a drug is right for them.
3. FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Smallpox, in Case of Terror Attack
- Monday, July 16, 2018
U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox – a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago – in case the virus is used in a terror attack.
Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign.
4. NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Citing Funding, Credibility Problems
- Monday, June 18, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.
5. Study Finds Rare Gain for Tough-to-Treat Pancreatic Cancer
- Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) – Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn't spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease, researchers reported Monday.
6. FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off Shelves
- Thursday, May 24, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.
7. Clocks May Go a Little Cuckoo With Power Grid Change
- Monday, May 21, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good excuse: Your electric clock might be running a bit cuckoo.
Because of a change in federal energy regulations, some scientists say your trusty, older plug-in clock may be losing or gaining a few ticks over time.
8. US Panel Leaves Prostate Screening Up to Men, Their Doctors
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) – Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of health care experts.
9. Drug Epidemic Ensnares 25-Year-Old Pill for Nerve Pain
- Monday, May 7, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – The story line sounds familiar: a popular pain drug becomes a new way to get high as prescribing by doctors soars.
But the latest drug raising red flags is not part of the opioid family at the center of the nation's drug epidemic. It's a 25-year-old generic pill long seen as a low risk way to treat seizures, nerve pain and other ailments.
10. CDC Chief Asks For, And Gets, Cut to His Record $375K Pay
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – The new head of the top U.S. public health agency has asked for – and will receive – a cut to his record-setting pay, federal officials said Monday.
Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s new salary was not revealed.
11. Opioid Treatment Gap in Medicare: Methadone Clinics
- Friday, April 27, 2018
One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone.
Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications used to treat opioid addiction. It eases cravings without an intense high, allowing patients to work with counselors to rebuild their lives.
12. Agency Warns Retailers Not to Sell Juul E-Cigarette to Kids
- Wednesday, April 25, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.
13. Minnesota Prosecutor Won't File Charges in Prince's Death
- Friday, April 20, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller and probably did not know a counterfeit pill he ingested contained fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death.
14. Study: Stop-Smoking Drugs Chantix, Zyban Pose No Heart Risks
- Tuesday, April 10, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) – Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators.
The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe psychiatric problems including suicidal behavior. Those findings were reported in 2016.
15. Midlife 'Wealth Shock' May Lead to Death, Study Suggests
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests.
Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn't. The heightened danger of death after a devastating loss, which researchers called a "wealth shock," crossed socio-economic lines, affecting people no matter how much money they had to start.
16. CDC: Drug-Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Pose Growing Threat
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
"Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesday.
17. Studies Link Legal Marijuana With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
- Tuesday, April 3, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may.
Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some research suggests marijuana may encourage opioid use, and so might make the epidemic worse.
18. Selfie Medicine: Phone Apps Push People to Take Their Pills
- Monday, April 2, 2018
SEATTLE (AP) – Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor's orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.
Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now available, and researchers are testing how well they work when medication matters. Experts praise the efficiency, but some say the technology raises privacy and data security concerns.
19. Lawsuit Challenges FDA Delay of E-Cigarette Review
- Wednesday, March 28, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court argues that the FDA didn't follow proper requirements last year when it decided to push back the deadline for makers of e-cigarettes to submit their products for review. The groups say the delay poses a threat to children's health.
20. Dentist Group Puts Teeth in Push to Curb Opioid Painkillers
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) – The American Dental Association wants dentists to drastically cut back on prescribing opioid painkillers.
The association announced a new policy Monday that "essentially says eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible," said Dr. Joseph Crowley, the group's president. The Chicago-based group represents around 161,000 dentists.
21. Transport Safety Rules Rolled Back Under Trump
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – On a clear, dry June evening in 2015, cars and trucks rolled slowly in a herky-jerky backup ahead of an Interstate 75 construction zone in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Barreling toward them: an 18-ton tractor-trailer going about 80 mph.
22. Pizza, Donuts and Pinnacle Planned For Midtown
- Monday, February 5, 2018
1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis, TN 38104: Two local restaurateurs are looking to carve out their own slice of the Crosstown Concourse with the opening of Elemento’s Neapolitan Pizza.
- Monday, January 29, 2018
Memphis Toys R Us
To Remain Open
A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.
24. In a Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine
- Monday, January 1, 2018
After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.
25. Striking a Chord, NIH Taps the Brain to Find How Music Heals
- Tuesday, December 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Like a friendly Pied Piper, the violinist keeps up a toe-tapping beat as dancers weave through busy hospital hallways and into the chemotherapy unit, patients looking up in surprised delight. Upstairs, a cellist plays an Irish folk tune for a patient in intensive care.
26. Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will Recur
- Monday, December 11, 2017
A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.
It was the largest experiment so far to use these tests, called liquid biopsies , for breast cancer. Results suggest they someday may help reveal which women need longer preventive therapy and which ones can be spared it.
27. Are 3-D Mammograms Really Better? US Puts Scans to the Test
- Friday, December 8, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray – and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer.
28. Week Ahead: November 6-12
- Monday, November 6, 2017
Good morning, Memphis. The week starts off with the conclusion of the Indie Memphis Film Festival, followed by a plethora of cool things to do all week – including the Memphis in May barbecue cooking contest judging seminar. As usual, you rock, Memphis!
29. Ultra-Personal Therapy: Gene Tumor Boards Guide Cancer Care
- Thursday, October 19, 2017
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right.
30. Studying 1 Million People to End Cookie-Cutter Health Care
- Tuesday, September 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact – and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease.
31. St. Jude Lets Scientific Community Tap Into, Build on Its Research
- Tuesday, September 5, 2017
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has taken another step forward in an ongoing effort to effectively open source the hospital’s expertise, research and discoveries, with the hospital now formally opening up its Childhood Solid Tumor Network to a wider audience.
32. US Clears First 'Living Drug' for Tough Childhood Leukemia
- Thursday, August 31, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.
33. Science Says: DNA Test Results May Not Change Health Habits
- Friday, August 18, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?
You'd quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right?
34. Last Word: St. Jude School, More Gannett Moves and Maida Pearson Smith
- Thursday, August 3, 2017
For most, the school year starts next week. But classes are already underway at St. Jude’s new Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, an idea 15 years in the making, according to the physician who had that idea. The school is a big step in higher education in Memphis and its road to research center status.
- Saturday, May 13, 2017
The Memphis Air Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, at Memphis-Millington Airport, 8101 Hornet Ave. Gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with flying performances from noon to 4:30 p.m. Featured performances include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Leap Frogs, an Air Force F-16 Viper demonstration, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet demonstration teams, the Shockwave Jet Truck and more. Visit memphisairshow.org for details and tickets.
36. Arkansas Court Disqualifies 2nd Medical Marijuana Proposal
- Friday, October 28, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified a medical marijuana proposal from the ballot less than two weeks before the election and with thousands of votes already cast, but voters will still be able to consider a competing plan.
37. Last Word: Election Wrap Up, Crosstown's Momentum and GMF's Court Report
- Friday, August 5, 2016
For an election that only 14 percent of us turned out for, the Thursday elections in Shelby County delivered in terms of political drama.
David Kustoff, whose bid for Congress in the old 7th Congressional District 14 years ago ended in frustration amidst too many primary candidates from Shelby County, claimed the Republican primary in the 8th amidst an even larger field with even more Shelby County rivals.
38. Last Word: Putt and 1969, Fred Smith on Amazon and Ramsey's Departure
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
George Howard Putt died in prison sometime last year state prison officials disclosed Wednesday -- far from the brief time he spent in Memphis but never far from the carnage he left behind in the Memphis of 1969.
The bodies of the first two of the five people killed by Putt between Aug. 14 and Sept. 11, 1969 were discovered just days after the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles by the Manson family dominated national news coverage. Less than a year earlier the Boston Strangler movie was in theaters, creating a sensation about the murders committed by serial killer Albert DeSalvo in Boston just a few years earlier.
Bernalyn and Roy Dumas were strangled by Putt in their home in Cooper-Young and Putt mutilated her body in a way that police homicide detectives still wouldn’t talk about decades later. The bodies were found in separate rooms.
Even with no details other than the names of the victims, the city was quickly spooked by the double murder. So when the body of Leila Jackson was found short of two weeks later, the city’s reaction was a palpable fear in which anyone unknown was to be avoided. Memphians didn’t tarry after work. They went home and bolted the doors.
It got worse as more victims turned up with little in common other than four of the five were women. They were of varying ages. Some were strangled and some were stabbed.
Just about any magazine rack of the day include true crime magazines that by the late 1960s were beginning to look very dated in their lurid noir-like covers teasing the most sensational crime narratives of the day.
They were an intentional contrast to the cover images of youth in bright colors in natural settings in other magazines heralding a new future and youth culture.
The murders in a Southern city, whose 1969 conservatism is hard to describe nearly 50 years later, quickly grabbed the covers of the true crime magazines. And the images they offered spoke to the scenic reality where Putt roamed even as the murders continued.
Apartment buildings and boarding houses were the settings for some of the murders but not all.
Glenda Sue Harden was last seen walking to her car parked on the Cobblestones from the insurance office she worked at nearby. Her body was found in Martin Luther King/Riverside Park hidden under a piece of plywood.
At one of the murder scenes, police found an ice pick stuck in the side of the building with a stocking tied around it.
Putt’s last victim, in an apartment building on Bellevue, screamed as she was stabbed repeatedly and others in the building gave chase with police close behind, arresting Putt near the new and unopened section of the interstate that runs west of Bellevue.
Putt tried to force his way into another apartment nearby but the women inside kept him on the other side of the door.
The killer that panicked an entire city was a skinny utterly forgettable guy in his 20s with sideburns and glasses who appeared to have rarely roamed beyond a community of neighborhood bars, boarding houses and old apartment buildings in the Midtown and Medical Center areas.
It turns out he came to Memphis after walking away from a prison farm in Mississippi and into a Memphis that was slowly but surely changing. And the world that Putt encountered would soon vanish in large part.
Overton Square’s incarnation was about a year away. A new bridge was about to be built across the Mississippi River as part of Interstate 40 which was to go through Overton Park just south of the north-south leg of the interstate where Putt was captured.
Originally sentenced to death, Putt’s sentence was commuted when the U.S. Supreme Court banned the death penalty in the early 1970s.
He was serving a 497-year sentence when he died at the Turney Center Wednesday in Only, Tennessee.
Putt never sought parole and never gave any explanation for why he killed five people in less than a month and his apparently random selection of victims.
39. Vols Nearly Set on Offense as Season Approaches
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open.
UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty of receivers and all should get their share of playing time.
40. Solana Senior Living Facility Sells for $65.5 Million
- Tuesday, June 9, 2015
8199 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $65.5 million
Sale Date: May 27, 2015
41. Crone Promoted at Trane Mid-South
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jim Crone has been promoted to comprehensive solutions business development manager with Trane Mid-South. In his new role, Crone will work with large commercial, industrial and institutional customers throughout the Mid-South to develop performance-based comprehensive solutions for capital improvements and operational efficiencies.
42. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
43. Tourette Help
- Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In sports talk radio, questions are a good thing. They don’t have to bring solutions, after all, just open the gates to discussion and debate.
Craig Carton, who is co-host of WFAN’s morning show, “Boomer & Carton,” in New York, is comfortable with that format in that setting.
44. Methodist Germantown Names ER Director
- Saturday, October 11, 2014
Dr. Cassandra Howard has been named the medical director for the emergency department at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.
45. Methodist Germantown Names ER Medical Director
- Friday, October 10, 2014
Dr. Cassandra Howard has been named the medical director for the emergency department at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.
46. Senators: Widen Medicaid Program for Frail Seniors
- Friday, September 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.
47. Lee Joins MOGA’s DeSoto Office
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dr. Daniel Lee has joined the DeSoto office of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC. Lee provides comprehensive women’s health services, including office gynecology, obstetrics and surgical management, to women of all ages.
48. Alexander Looks to Fend Off Tennessee GOP Challengers
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) – After losing his first bid for Tennessee governor 40 years ago, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander shed his blue suit and buttoned-up appearance for a plaid shirt, hiking boots and a 1,000-mile walk around the state.
49. Science, Not Muscle, Driving Many Olympic Wins
- Friday, February 14, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) – Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season.
50. Inman Joins Next Day Access as Franchise Manager
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Greg Inman has joined accessibilities solutions provider Next Day Access as franchise manager for the Memphis office, where he will supervise sales, marketing, service management and hiring. Next Day Access offers wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, bathroom safety products and other accessibility products for people with disabilities or accessibility challenges.
51. St. Jude’s Downing Elected to Institute of Medicine
- Monday, November 4, 2013
Dr. James R. Downing of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences.
Downing, the hospital’s scientific director, deputy director and executive vice president, becomes the sixth member of the institute from St. Jude.
- Saturday, March 16, 2013
Rhodes College will host Mia Farrow and son Ronan Farrow, presenting “Cinema, Politics and Mobilizing Change in Our Community” Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Email email@example.com.
53. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.
54. Methodist South Names Scott Chief Medical Officer
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital in Memphis.
Prior to joining Methodist South Hospital, Scott served as the chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami, which is affiliated with the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.
55. Baptist Medical Group Acquires Cordova Clinic
- Thursday, May 3, 2012
Baptist Medical Group, an affiliate of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has partnered with Drs. Gregory K. Jenkins and H. Howard Nease to form Baptist Medical Group-Jenkins and Nease Internal Medicine.
56. Justices Ready to Move to Heart of Health Case
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court plunged into debate Monday on the fate of the Obama administration's overhaul of the nation's health care system, and the justices gave every indication they will not allow an obscure tax law to derail the case.
57. Irving Leads Research Co. Animal Cell Therapies
- Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Adam M. Irving is chief executive officer of San Diego-based Animal Cell Therapies Inc., a company that develops stem cell treatments to treat a variety of ailments for animals. Irving is based in Memphis.
58. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
59. Emergency Situation
- Thursday, December 8, 2011
In a dimly lit building, surrounded by emergency sirens and the loud hum of a waiting military transport aircraft, Memphis medical personnel adjusted their headlamps and checked their radios before navigating through the post-earthquake rubble to prepare their patients for evacuation.
60. AP IMPACT: Hospital Drug Shortages Deadly, Costly
- Monday, September 26, 2011
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A drug for dangerously high blood pressure, normally priced at $25.90 per dose, offered to hospitals for $1,200. Fifteen deaths in 15 months blamed on shortages of life-saving medications.
61. New York Co. Buys Medical Office Buildings
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011
1333 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $2.9 million
Sale Date: Aug. 26, 2011
62. The MED Approves $20 Million in Upgrades
- Monday, June 20, 2011
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis approved its fiscal year 2012 budget, including roughly $20 million in capital improvements, during a Thursday, June 16, meeting at the Adams Pavilion, 842 Jefferson Ave.
63. MED's Coopwood Joins Health IT Task Force
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Dr. Reginald W. Coopwood, president and CEO of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been selected to serve as a member of the Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health Information Technology.
64. Obama Starts Drive for Medical Malpractice Reforms
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Putting his own stamp on a long-standing Republican priority, President Barack Obama is launching a drive to overhaul state medical malpractice laws and cut down on wasteful tests doctors perform because they fear lawsuits.
65. Abdus-Salaam Joins Methodist South’s Orthopedic Group
- Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Dr. Sharif A. Abdus-Salaam has joined Methodist South Hospital’s orthopedic group located in the Memphis Shoulder and Orthopedic Surgery practice.
Hometown: Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Education/Work experience: Bachelor’s degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and doctorate of medicine from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Completed orthopedic surgery residency at Howard University Hospital and a fellowship of shoulder and upper extremity surgery from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Family: Wife, Sayyida, a family medicine resident at (the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Saint Francis Family Medicine); daughters: Amirah, 2, and Sidraah, 10 months.
Last book: “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.”
Music: Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Delta Blues.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work? Bass fishing, family time, watching college football, bike riding, mentoring.
What talent do you wish you had? Tap dancing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents and my high school JROTC instructor.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine? My love for math and science growing up led me to study mechanical engineering in college. After college I developed an interest in orthopedics from talking with friends and having multiple orthopedic procedures. I love helping people get their lives back from injury and/or disease. Orthopedic surgery is a great blend of engineering, medicine and art.
What drew you to Methodist Hospital? Warm and inviting people. Great practice opportunity. Organization seemed to be committed to health of everyone in the community.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy seeing a solution to a patient’s problem in my mind’s eye and then using principles of medicine, surgery, engineering and orthopedics to give them their life back. Being able to do a job you enjoy and help others is truly a blessing.
66. Parker Joins Management of Semmes-Murphey
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Dr. Autry Parker has joined the pain management team at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute. Parker is a board certified, fellowship trained anesthesiologist, specializing in the treatment of severe and chronic pain.
67. Commissioners to Vote on Health Loop Clinic Funding
- Monday, May 24, 2010
When The Regional Medical Center at Memphis decided late last year to spin off five of its outpatient care clinics, administrators of the hospital said the decision would give the institution financial breathing room. It would save the county $3.8 million annually.
68. Gubernatorial Hopefuls Point to Memphis to Boost Campaigns
- Monday, May 10, 2010
No one from Memphis is among the four major contenders for Tennessee governor.
But the four candidates are making more than the usual amount of campaign noise about how important Memphis is to them.
69. McWherter Steps up Governor’s Race Efforts
- Friday, May 7, 2010
The race for Tennessee governor moves into full view locally now that the county primaries have been decided.
Mike McWherter, the only major candidate for governor among the Democrats, has campaigned differently in Shelby County.
70. Orthopedic Forum Returns To Memphis
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Orthopedic Design & Technology Forum is well on its way to becoming an annual event for Memphis.
The forum returns Wednesday to the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis for the second year. The New Jersey-based industry magazine Orthopedic Design & Technology launched the forum in Memphis in addition to the annual conference and exhibition it hosts in Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Monday, March 22, 2010
James Hutto of Valeo Marketing and Design will offer a five-course series on social media today through Friday at Emerge Memphis, 516 Tennessee St. To register, visit nawbo-workshop.eventbrite.com.
72. Colvett Named Greenscape President
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been at GreenScape since 1992 and has served in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing.
73. Howard Named Prez-Elect Of Collegiate Registrars And Admissions Officers
- Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Kate Howard has been named president-elect of the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
74. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
75. Three Americans Share Nobel Medicine Prize
- Tuesday, October 6, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Three Americans won the Nobel prize in medicine on Monday for discovering how chromosomes protect themselves as cells divide, work that has inspired experimental cancer therapies and may offer insights into aging.
76. MED Begins Search For CEO, Other Managers
- Thursday, July 23, 2009
Board members for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis on Wednesday discussed the timeline and challenges for putting top executives in place by the time the hospital’s management contract with FTI Cambio expires March 1.
77. Senate Off to a Rocky Start on Health Care
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday began writing legislation to revamp the nation's health care system, but its historic first step was overshadowed by partisan anger and cost problems that troubled lawmakers on both sides.
78. House Set to Send FDA Tobacco Bill to Obama
- Monday, June 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a decade of efforts by smoking opponents, Congress prepared to take a final vote Friday on legislation giving the government far-reaching powers to regulate tobacco and limit tobacco industry marketing and sales practices that lure young people into smoking habits.
79. Best Lawyers to Honor Ogletree Deakins’ Lewis
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Best Lawyers in America will honor Fred Lewis of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC during its 25th anniversary event in Atlanta April 23-25.
80. Roulhac Mansion Makes Visitors Feel at Home
- Monday, December 8, 2008
Every room at the Roulhac Mansion was booked over the weekend with marathon runners who wanted to experience the real Memphis instead of stay in a hotel room.
Even when there’s not an event such as the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend going on, the bed-and-breakfast has guests, said manager Margie Watkins.
81. Fear Grips Immigrants After Miss. Plant Raid
- Thursday, August 28, 2008
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - A day after the largest single-workplace immigration raid in U.S. history, Elizabeth Alegria was too scared to send her son to school and worried about when she'd see her husband again.
82. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying
- Friday, July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.
83. Rhodes College’s Stuart Receives Distinguished Service Award
- Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Forrest Stuart, director of financial aid at Rhodes College, recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the spring conference of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA).
84. Crye-Leike’s Meyer Hits 20 Years With Company
- Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Chris Meyer has reached his 20th anniversary at Crye-Leike Realtors as a licensed sales associate. Meyer is a Life Member of both the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Clubs. He is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, specializing in residential real estate with a focus on new home construction and relocation.
85. Smith Hired as Regional Clinical Director Of Ageless Men's Health
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jeff Smith has been hired as regional clinical director for Memphis-based Ageless Men's Health, which provides treatment for men with low testosterone levels.
Smith has 24 years of experience in the medical field, and is a registered nurse specializing in intensive care, neuro-trauma ICU and emergency-room disciplines. He is the founder and owner of ICU Jet International Inc., a fixed-wing, air-ambulance service.
- Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will present Dr. Howard Brody from the University of Texas, who will present "Using Race to Sell Drugs: Pharmaceutical Marketing and Challenges to Medical Professionals" today at 8 a.m. in the North Auditorium of the Coleman Building, 956 Court Ave.
- Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be the Rev. Jim Lawson. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, April 7, 2008
The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Joseph M. Spain, Tennessee regional manager at Contech Bridge Solutions, will speak about "Prefabricated Bridge Solutions."
89. Blindness Research Could Apply to Other Areas
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
When the retina does not get enough of a protein known as Epo, it can lead to degenerative blindness, but scientist Tonia Rex has a strategy to stop that disease in its tracks.
And since the eye is part of the brain, her biotechnology also might be useful in treating Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and even strokes. She foresees the day, perhaps 10 years from now, when these and a number of other neurological ailments can be treated with a single shot in the hip.
90. Smith Named President at Zycron Inc.
- Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Steven Howard Smith of Zycron Inc., Tennessee's largest minority-owned information technology services firm, has been chosen as the company's new president.
Smith joined Zycron in July as executive vice president. He has more than 21 years of management experience in the information technology consulting industry.
91. Butler Snow's Holbrook Certified as Civil Trial Specialist
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Frank M. Holbrook, an attorney with Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Holbrook is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group in the firm's Memphis office. He is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America and was named a Mid-South Super Lawyer in business litigation.
92. Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.
93. Fear the Roller Coaster? Embrace It
- Wednesday, September 12, 2007
In these markets, everyone's afraid.
It's your response to the fear that matters most. Are you going to crack up like Howard Dean in 2004? Or detach yourself, analyze and respond like Neil Armstrong in 1969?
94. Perrin to Oversee Orpheum's Fundraising Efforts, Special Events
- Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Orpheum Theatre announced Jim Perrin has been named vice president of development. Perrin previously served as the president of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. In his new position, he will oversee the Orpheum's fundraising efforts, special events and other projects.
95. Donation to LeMoyne-OwenIn Question in Courts
- Friday, June 29, 2007
A Memphis resident is arguing that a pledge by the Memphis City Council to give $3 million to financially struggling Lemoyne-Owen College amounts to a public gift to a private institution.
96. St. Jude Lauds CreationOf Salvadoran Ethics Groups
- Thursday, December 28, 2006
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators are praising the establishment of research ethics committees (REC) in El Salvador.
The committees will allow the country to conduct cl
- Friday, December 1, 2006
The Adult Special Care Center at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis hosts activities in conjunction with World AIDS Day Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MedPlex lobby, 880 Madison Ave. The festival-style awareness campaign will feature food, entertainment and information about HIV/AIDS. Health officials also will be offering free non-invasive screenings for anyone who wants to be tested. For more information, call family nurse practitioner Marye Bernard at 545-7446.
98. Retired Commercial Appeal Editor to Head Children's Museum Board of Trustees
- Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Angus McEachran has been elected president of the board of trustees at The Children's Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave. He has served on the board since 2003. McEachran is the retired editor and president of The Commercial Appeal. He also has served on the boards of the Memphis Riverfront Development Corp., the Scripps Howard Foundation and Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA).
99. Big Fat Greek Festival is on at Orthodox Church Friday and Saturday
- Monday, May 8, 2006
The Small Business Chamber holds a free Cellular South Workshop called "Identifying and Retaining Top Performers" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom of Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com for more information.
100. Local Radiologist Named NMA President-Elect
- Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Dr. Albert Morris Jr. was named president-elect of the National Medical Association during the group's annual convention. A private practice radiologist, Morris has served on the board of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. He is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.