Monday, December 5, 2022

Health/Healthcare

“To some I’m a mother, sister, aunt,” Mildred Richard said in a happy, joyful tone when The New Tri-State Defender sat down with her. She has been HIV-positive since Oct. 30, 2000. That’s 17 years of living with the virus...
Thanks to The New Tri-State Defender for allowing me to embark on this special project – “Positive While POZitive.” It highlights the lives of a few African-American Memphians who are living with HIV/AIDS while embracing the goal of living...
“I wasn’t expecting it to be me.” Former Friends For Life counselor Eddie Wiley was supposed to take an HIV test with a friend, who feared he might be positive. It was supposed to be a simple home test. His mind...
NOTE: Congressman James E. Clyburn of South Carolina penned the following op-ed to spur enrollment during the 2018 Affordable Care Act enrollment period. With the deadline to apply approaching this Saturday, Dec. 15, we thought it was a good time to revisit Clyburn's call to action, which has been lightly edited for timeliness. If you haven't already enrolled, logon to Healthcare.gov today!
By Dr. Kevin Williams (Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease Unit) This article is the third installment in the “Ask Dr. Kevin” series, brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – If you’re still unsure about whether or not to get a flu shot, Tennessee State University researchers have a message for you: Stop thinking about it, and get one. This comes as the National...
Saw this before I came in today. It's important. Y'all know in our communities, we almost never bring up the words "mental" and "health" in the same sentence. So seeing Isaiah Woods on Megyn Kelly Today talk about his own...
Jeremie McClain received his HIV diagnosis nine years ago – while going to get tested with a friend. “The nurse said, ‘Jeremie, come here,’ ” he remembered. “I was thinking something was wrong with my friend. Turns out, I was...
by Michael McClendon NASHVILLE -- (TSU News Service) People suffering from brain tumors could receive better medical care as a result of research currently being done by one of Tennessee State University’s leading medical scientists. Dr. Quincy Quick, TSU associate professor of Biology, said...
by Brian Clay In Shelby County, opioid use has gone from a mild concern to a full-blown crisis affecting all Memphians regardless of economic, social, racial or even spiritual background. The opioid crisis has become serious enough for Shelby County Commission...