Health/Healthcare

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is training to run in the healthyShelby 5k that is scheduled for Shelby Farms Park on Sept. 7 and he’s looking for partners. The healthyShelby ’19 campaign is focused on healthy eating, physical fitness and mental health and wellness. The theme for this year’s 5K...
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare on Tuesday announced two initiatives to uplift the financial wellbeing of its associates, patients and the Memphis community as a whole. In September of this year, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare employees will see a minimum wage increase from $10.08 to $13.50 hourly, and the minimum wage...
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The following is either a feel-good story with some serious ethical questions . . . or a story about serious ethical questions with a feel-good flavor. Much has been made over CRISPR, a relatively new technology that allows scientists to modify DNA, the building block of life on earth. Most...
At the foot of the entrance to the business corridor in the Raleigh area is where a farmer’s market is envisioned as a source point for healthier living. State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, who represents the area, and Mayor Jim Strickland announced the creation of the Raleigh Farmers Market and Community...
The water in Flint, Mich. had been contaminated with lead for months before the crisis entered the national consciousness in 2015. Like many African Americans, LaTricea D. Adams wanted to help, so she did what so many did, the only thing any average citizen could do – she sent...
CodeCrew, a non-profit organization aimed at cultivating initiatives for Computer Science education, will host its fifth-annual “Hackathon” at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Dr., on July 27-28. Participants will tackle various aspects of school health, and how to creatively address it. The CodeCrew Hackathon is the finale to...
Trineka Hardrick graduated last Thursday (June 11), but there was no robe to don or a hat to toss in the air. She completed an eight-week course and now feels better prepared for her baby boy’s due date on Sept. 22. “This will be my sixth baby,” said Hardrick. “I...
A Back 2 School Health Fair featuring free school supplies, information booths and live entertainment is set for Saturday (July 13) at the Johne Early Family Life Center, 1542 Pope St. Registration for the event, which will be held behind St. Paul “Douglass” Missionary Baptist, will be from 8 a.m....
Christen Dukes, at age 21, is an accomplished musician and producer, a seasoned philanthropist and a 2019 graduate of Visible Music College Music College with a bachelors degree in music production. Oh, and one other important detail. Dukes was born with sickle cell anemia. “I’ve been coming to St. Jude (Children’s...
by Lucy Shaw, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Welcome back to Radical Prosperity #2! Right after my last article, I had to make some big life changes. I have been busy creating and sustaining hope in my own life while maintaining my commitment to do the same for others. I have...