Sunday, May 22, 2022

Health/Healthcare

by Franklin G. Berger -- theconversation.com --  The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman at age 43 following a four-year battle against colorectal cancer underscores two important public health concerns. First, the incidence of colorectal cancer has risen dramatically among adults under age 50...
The BlueCross Foundation has doubled the number of BlueCross Power of We Scholarships it is awarding for 2020, bringing the total to six. This year’s recipients include two from the Memphis area and a University of Memphis student from Franklin,...
by Florence M. Howard -- The expression for joy of living in French is joie de vivre. It is the life philosophy and commitment of Dr. Betty Harville, a trailblazing eye doctor who grooved a trail across the country for...
Barely two years out of nursing school, John James Jr. found his way onto the pages of The New York Times, as part of an expose’ titled “In Harm’s Way.” The article spotlights healthcare professionals all over the country, featuring...
A timely rescue --  Entrepreneur James Cook took his family on vacation to Destin, Fla. last week and, while there, helped save a man and his two sons from drowning. Cook, his, wife, children, and Cook’s sister Jannah Cook, were on...
Each year, The March of Dimes' "March for Babies" campaign raises funds to support mothers and families who have children that are born prematurely. And even as COVID-19 cases spiral upward locally, Damon Hunter, a member of Alpha Phi...
COVID-19 testing will be available at six Memphis sites on Saturday (June 20) in conjunction with the Juneteenth weekend and sponsored by the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators (TBCSL), the state Department of Health's Office of Minority Health...
by Adrian Sainz --  Demand for opioids such as fentanyl has surged during the new coronavirus outbreak in Tennessee’s largest county, where more than 100 people have died of drug overdoses since mid-March, officials said Tuesday. Officials in Shelby County, which...
COVID-19 has left no community untouched. Infecting more than 1 million Americans and resulting in the deaths of more than 75,000 people as of May 8, the coronavirus has taken an especially dramatic toll on African Americans and other...
Deborah W. Mwazi is an RN at Methodist South Hospital in the Medical Surgical Unit on the 4th floor. The 12-hour grind taking care of both isolated COVID-19 and regular patients is grueling. “Our job as nurses is to administer...