Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Health/Healthcare

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...
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...