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.


EMILY ADAMS KEPLINGER

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).


GINGER PORTER

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.


CINDY SANDERS