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by Phill Wilson Twenty years ago, I called a few friends to ask them to help me actualize a dream that my best Brister – “Brother and Sister” – Reggie Williams and I had been working on for 10 years. We wanted to start an organization to engage black people...
A Tennessee doctor faces a decades-long prison sentence after being charged in connection with “a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme,” according to authorities. Dr. Samson Orusa was charged Thursday with “maintaining a drug-involved premises, 22 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance outside the bounds of professional medical...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For family caregivers, the holidays can be a joyful time when spirits are lighter and it feels good to care for loved ones and enjoy time together, celebrating with family traditions. But for most family caregivers, the holidays also bring stress, according to Amy...
By Defender News Service It’s common for toddlers to switch up their eating habits, so don’t be shocked if they refuse a particular food one day and accept it the next. If you’re trying to get your toddler to accept particular foods, form good eating habits and avoid carrying picky eating...
The Shelby County Health Department is offering a free flu shot clinic on December 5th, during a special “FightFluTN” statewide vaccination event.  The vaccine will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis at 1826 Sycamore View Road (former Scan Interiors Building), located just off...
Thirteen days after he crosses the finish line on Dec. 1 during the 2018 St. Jude Marathon Weekend, the Rev. James Nelson will be in Bethesda, Md. at the National Institutes of Heath Clinical Center. Doctors there will insert a needle – the size of an air pump needle –...
November is National Diabetes Awareness month. The Cash Saver grocery chain is acknowledging this by offering health fairs at its 4 different locations throughout the month. No one on this planet is more affected by “the sugar” than us, meaning African Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 13...
Enrollment for health insurance on the federally facilitated marketplace is now open, and many Tennesseans will have some new choices in 2019. Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says Tennessee will have one new carrier, one that is returning after an absence of a few years...
By TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There's no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions. Health insurers have stopped fleeing the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces and they've toned down premium hikes that gouged consumers in...
In Memphis, where BBQ is as much a cultural identifier as music or our location to the Mississippi River, healthy options are becoming more prevalent. One of them is kombucha. Brewed for thousands of years in China, one local entrepreneur is putting her own take on the esoteric brew to...