Saturday, July 2, 2022

Health/Healthcare

by Kenneth Cusi The Conversation via AP Gyms across the country will be packed in the new year with people sticking, however briefly, to their New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Most of them do not know that the cards are...
David Sweat is chief of the Shelby County Health Department’s Office of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases. As part of the Positive While POZitive project by The New Tri-State Defender, Sweat laid out the numbers of those living with HIV/AIDS In...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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...
“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...