Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Health/Healthcare

A church, a collaborative and a foundation have partnered to spread awareness of Sickle Cell Disease. This month, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee (TSCF), Mount Zion Baptist Church, and HEAL Collaborative will host Sickle Cell Disease: A Community Conversation. Within...
One Memphis family has been celebrating Thanksgiving since Oct. 30. That’s when Sylvia Carter was released from the hospital. The odds were that she would not survive her four-month COVID-19 ordeal but she made it. And, three of those months,...
by James Coleman -- The elements are hauntingly familiar – rising COVID-19 numbers, the possibility of a vaccine’s mass distribution still unfolding and a looming holiday (in this case Thanksgiving) with the potential for exacerbating the coronavirus’ spread. Against that backdrop...
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...
The predicted “fall surge” of COVID-19 cases is in full effect, Shelby County officials said Tuesday (Nov. 17). A record-breaking, daily number of 835 new cases was reported at Tuesday’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force update. However, while worrisome, Tuesday's reported...
by Stacy M. Brown --  News of Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 among those without previous infection arrives as the United States continues to realize record-breaking new cases. Last...
NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University (TSU) and Meharry Medical College, two historically Black academic institutions in Nashville, have formed a new partnership focused on establishing a pipeline of African-American doctors and dentists to provide essential care to underserved communities. The...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris kicked off Tuesday’s (Nov. 10) COVID-19 Task Force update by calling for more uniformity and “aggressive intervention” to curb the pandemic from state officials. “We are still in the fight against COVID,” Harris said.  “We...
Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working with colleagues at the University of New Mexico have identified three drugs, already approved for other uses in humans, as possible therapeutics for COVID-19, the illness caused by the...
A fresh lesson in patience -- Six months ago, The New Tri-State Defender began an ongoing account of how three Memphians were coping with the coronavirus amid government-directed restrictions to slow the virus’ spread. Restaurant entrepreneur James Cook and barber William...