Friday, December 9, 2022

Health/Healthcare

After a year interrupted by COVID, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry will be filling cavities and offering other free dental care to middle-school students from Freedom Preparatory Academy, as part of the American Dental...
Longtime nurse practitioner and health advocate, Artangela Henry, has been named a Woman of Impact in the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.  She will use her influence to help women understand the peril of cardiovascular disease, the...
Shelby County is riding a huge contagious wave of the Omicron variant, rendering thousands sick, mostly with mild symptoms and shorter quarantine times. Between Dec. 30 and Wednesday (Jan. 5), Memphis/Shelby County has averaged 2,351.7 new cases per day, according...
It is seldom that you have a chance to thank a hospital for saving a loved one’s life with more than just words and donations.  Quintin Robinson has been given the chance to do that with his recent appointment as...
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the World Health Organization said Monday they plan to provide cancer medicines at no cost to children in under-resourced countries, a $200 million investment in a world where children in richer nations are...
The resurgence of COVID-19 in a morphed, more transmissible form is hitting Shelby County hard.  “The folks getting sick now are between 18-44 (years old),” said Shelby County Health Department Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Randolph. “They are unvaccinated, and many...
by James Coleman -- In its first post-budget meeting since June, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve Dr. Michelle Taylor as the new director of the Shelby County Health. The commission also opted to let...
Gone for a month, the televised briefings of the Memphis and Shelby County Joint COVID-19 Task Force are back, signaling a move in the wrong direction regarding the community’s fight against the coronavirus. “We stopped these briefings about one month...
St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend presented by Juice Plus+® marks 20 years running this December and there is already reason to start celebrating early: The beloved Memphis event is racing toward the $100 million lifetime fundraising milestone. General registration opened June...
Despite losing its primary funding donor, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness Foundation leaders have found other donors who may step up to the plate, with a condition. The foundation has to find a new program administrator, who can move the...