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When the Memphis Children’s Clinic was the only child’s clinic in the country

When the Children’s Hospital of Memphis opened in 1966, it wasn’t the only one.But for a little over two decades, Memphis was the one that treated the children who came to the hospital with a slew of medical problems.Today, the Children and Family Department at the Memphis Health Department operates five child-focused health clinics.But it […]

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Why doctors may be on the lookout for more cases of coronavirus after hospital deaths

A recent spike in hospital deaths linked to coronaviruses has scientists scratching their heads.It’s a pattern that could signal an escalation in the coronaviral pandemic, which has already claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people.In some ways, this is not surprising, said Dr. James Roush, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

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When a friend’s cancer doctor visits you: What to know about the latest in the battle for the cure

NEW YORK — A new generation of cancer patients are finding comfort in the idea that their friends and family members may be able to help them with their care.Dr. Joseph P. DiRosa, a cardiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, said his colleagues are seeing a growing number of patients who […]

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