Tag: coronavirus

“I don’t want to be the last face anyone sees:” Regional One Health physicians, leaders urge masking and distancing to reverse COVID-19 spike

The holiday season is here - and so is a global pandemic that continues to put lives at risk. Regional One Health leaders are imploring everyone to play it safe: avoid travel and gathering with people outside your immediate household, wear facemasks and be vigilant about handwashing. Help protect yourself, your loved ones and [...]

2020-11-23T10:35:02-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

Now, more than ever, the outcome is in our hands

A volatile 2020 is rapidly drawing to a close, perhaps to our collective relief. Everyday acts of heroism and resilience have become inspiringly commonplace. But a succession of social and political challenges, coupled with the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic, have made us all feel like endurance runners on an endless trail of abrupt [...]

2020-11-16T17:32:54-06:00November 16th, 2020|

Wearing is Caring: By using a facemask, you can keep yourself and others healthy and help schools and businesses stay open

Since early October, COVID-19 cases have started to increase significantly in Tennessee, putting lives at risk and stressing health care capacity. But there's something easy all of us can do to reverse that trend: wear a facemask. Evidence shows coronavirus spread is slower in areas where masking is common, and experts say if everyone [...]

2020-11-10T09:28:53-06:00November 10th, 2020|

Regional One Health pharmacists became medical sleuths to treat a new virus. Next up: prepping for a vaccine

COVID-19 presented Regional One Health pharmacists with the challenge of finding medical therapies to treat a completely new virus. The team used emerging information from the frontline and their own experience and expertise to develop treatment plans to help patients. Now, they're looking to the next challenge related to COVID-19 - planning for and [...]

2020-10-02T12:22:25-06:00October 5th, 2020|

“If this works, it’s potentially transformative:” Regional One Health chosen as trial site for promising COVID-19 treatment

Regional One Health and University of Tennessee Health Science Center are taking part in trials for a therapy aimed at preventing coronavirus symptoms from getting worse. The treatment will also be tested on close contacts of coronavirus patients to see if it can prevent illness. Participants will receive a one-time IV infusion of the [...]

2020-09-24T13:50:00-06:00September 24th, 2020|

As our community starts to reopen, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to stay safe – here’s what you can do

As our community begins to get back to business starting this week, it is more important than ever to take common-sense steps to protect yourself and others against COVID-19. Continue to be vigilant about social distancing, wearing face coverings, washing your hands and more. If you do feel sick, call your health care provider [...]

2020-05-04T06:24:19-06:00May 4th, 2020|