Saturday, January 22, 2022

Health/Healthcare

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...
Vaccines to prevent the deadly coronavirus disease in Tennessee are expected to arrive Thursday (Dec. 17), according to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH). Healthcare workers in hospitals across the state will be first to receive the initial batch of 56,000...
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), Meharry Medical College, University of Memphis (UofM) and Church Health Center have signed an agreement to increase the number of Black medical students from Memphis. Through new educational strategies, the partnership will produce more Black...
Nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths and worsening projected community spread are fallout from large, unsafe gatherings over Thanksgiving holiday, according to Shelby County Health Department officials. At Tuesday’s Joint Task Force COVID-19 update, surge totals were brutal as...
by Kimberlee Kruesi --  NASHVILLE — Tennessee on Monday received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine to be used as an emergency backup supply, according to the Department of Health. The state is expecting to receive 56,550 doses of the...
The clinical research study of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate involving St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center critically needs African Americans, the study’s leader says. St. Jude and the University of Tennessee Health Science...
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...