Health officials report 1,437 new coronavirus cases, 22 new deaths in Tennessee

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) – The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 1,437 new COVID-19 cases statewide with an increase of 22 deaths.

timeline: COVID-19 in Tennessee as of Sept. 26

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COVID-19 in Tennessee as of Sept. 26

The department says there are now 190,891 total cases with 183,856 confirmed and 7,035 probable. The death toll has hit 2,374 with 739 hospitalizations in the Volunteer State.

According to TDH, 174,044 Tennesseans have recovered from the virus.

The Shelby County Health Department is reporting more than 100 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more coronavirus-related deaths.

After an increase of 122, there have now been

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Biden warns that Trump’s Supreme Court pick could end health care protections ‘in the midst of a pandemic’

Joe Biden warned Saturday that Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat, would help dismantle the Affordable Care Act if she is confirmed by the Senate.

In a statement issued as Trump was introducing Barrett in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, Biden noted that she had taken aim at the health care law put in place when he was vice president.

“She has a written track record of disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act,” Biden said in his statement. “She critiqued Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion upholding the law in 2012.”

In 2017, Barrett wrote a review of a book by libertarian law professor Randy Barnett in which she criticized the court’s justification for upholding the legality of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.

“Chief Justice Roberts pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond

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The Latest: No Democrats expected to vote to confirm Barrett

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the expected nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

No Democratic senators are expected to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court ahead of the Nov. 3 election, even though some did support her in 2017 for the federal appeals court.

Two Democrats still serving in the Senate who voted to confirm Barrett in 2017, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, now say it’s too close to the election to consider her nomination. Republicans control the Senate 53-47, so Barrett could still be confirmed without Democratic support.

Kaine said voting is already underway in his and other states. “Rushing a confirmation vote before the American people have weighed in would be reckless,” he said in a statement.

Said Manchin, “I cannot support a process that risks further division

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Possible coronavirus exposure at Auburn restaurant, health officials say

An employee who worked at the Mesa Grande Taqueria restaurant in Auburn on Sunday, Sept. 20, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Cayuga County officials.

The employee worked from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the restaurant at 100 Genesee St., Auburn.

Anyone who was at the restaurant during that time should monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure. That means the monitoring period lasts through Oct. 4.

The Auburn restaurant will be closed until 11 a.m. Monday, the restaurant posted on its Facebook page:

“We received news late yesterday evening that one of our staff members had a positive Covid-19 test,” the post read. “Due to concerns for our staff and customers’ safety, we will be closed this weekend until we receive further information from the NYS Health Department. We would like to let everyone know that this employee was not in

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Adventist Health Enhances Online Access for Both New and Existing Patients with Kyruus and Cerner Collaboration

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kyruus, the leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, and Cerner Corporation, a global healthcare technology company, today announced that Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving the West Coast and Hawaii, has enhanced its digital consumer access experience with integrated technology solutions from the two companies. Adventist Health has deployed Kyruus ProviderMatch® for Consumers both on its website and within its patient engagement solution, powered by Cerner technology, to help consumers find the right care and schedule appointments online.

Adventist Health serves more than 80 communities across California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington through a network of more than 23 hospitals, 290 clinics, and 4,500 providers. A long-time Cerner client, the health system recently engaged Kyruus to elevate its online access experience with more robust search capabilities and scheduling. Through a direct integration between Kyruus’ patient access technology and Cerner’s electronic

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Ankle pain led to ominous medical mystery

Gajavelli’s doctors — among them an internist, rheumatologist, podiatrist, neurologist and two orthopedists — were puzzled after tests failed to reveal an underlying cause. A physical therapist suggested the problem might be in his head.

Frustrated, Gajavelli, who lives near Philadelphia, turned to experts more than 8,000 miles away in his native India. During a week-long visit to see relatives, he consulted two specialists, one of whom ordered a scan that proved to be pivotal.

“There was something odd about his presentation” early on, said Mona Al Mukaddam, the University of Pennsylvania endocrinologist who made the diagnosis a few weeks after he returned from India. “If someone had really taken his history and looked at all the factors [in his case], it might not have taken so long.”

A puzzling stress fracture

The pain in his left ankle was slight at first. Gajavelli said he continued walking regularly for exercise

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With COVID Causing Financial Strife, Americans Taking a Hard Look at Health Care Spending

The hits just keep on coming for Americans struggling to keep up financially during a COVID-fueled economic downturn.

That’s the key takeaway from the annual 2020 Aflac WorkForces Report, which takes a magnifying glass to how employees and employers expect to approach health care benefits enrollment each year.

It’s not uncommon for Americans to adjust their health care benefits preferences, but the rising tide Aflac is seeing this year on other personal health care front is surprising.

This from the study:

— Nearly half of Americans (49%) said COVID-19 was a wake-up call to invest more time researching and selecting their health benefits. That’s because 67% of employees have experienced at least a minor financial impact due to the pandemic, including canceling trips (42%), loss of income (36%), or paying for a family member’s care (21%).

— The effect of COVID-19 represents a significant shift in employee habits, considering 92%

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Health officials encourage BikeFest attendees to get tested for COVID-19

The City of St. Louis Department of Health is encouraging anyone who went to an annual motorcycle event in the Lake of the Ozarks to be tested for COVID-19.

a group of people riding on the back of a motorcycle

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BikeFest, that was held last week, brings more than 100,000 people to the area every year, according to a press release from the health department.

“We know that health and safety mitigation measures like wearing face coverings and social distancing have helped to slow and even reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the City of St. Louis,” said Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for St. Louis. “Media coverage of the event revealed very few people wearing masks or practicing social distancing.”

Motorcycle rally at Lake of the Ozarks



Since it appeared social distancing recommendations were not followed and face coverings are not mandated in the Lake of the

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Wilkinson aims to be B.C. premier after cabinet role, working as doctor and lawyer

VANCOUVER — Former cabinet colleague Bill Bennett warns anyone verbally sparring with B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to be prepared.

“It’s easy to fall into a trap when you’re arguing with Andrew,” Bennett said in an interview. “Without knowing it you end up in a dead-end canyon, wondering how the heck you’re going to get out of it. He’s a very logical person and he won’t say anything more than he has to say.”  

The B.C. election is Wilkinson’s first as party leader, and part of his challenge is that his predecessor was Christy Clark, whose magnetic personality was a draw, Bennett said.

“He’s an unusual person to be in politics and he’s probably an unusual person to be running for premier of the province,” said Bennett, who co-chaired Wilkinson’s leadership campaign after Clark resigned in 2017 following the Liberals’ defeat after 16 years in power.  

But Bennett said there’s

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Havas Health & You Launches Behind the Mask, a Global Research Initiative to Document Health Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Havas Health & You (HH&Y) announces the details of long-term global research project, Behind the Mask, a longitudinal, multi-armed study which focuses on documenting the ongoing evolution of health and wellness. This sector has seen dynamic shifts in the past years that have only been accelerated by C19. The project was launched in May, and contains both qualitative and quantitative arms, providing a direct and continuous window into the changing nature of the health industry, and exploring how medical care is delivered in the 21st century. 

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“We know that the health category has been changing at a rapid clip, and the global pandemic has acted as a major accelerant of some of those changes,” said Brian Robinson, Global Chief Strategy Officer at HH&Y. “The changes that were taking place prior to the pandemic were already posing unique challenges

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