Health/Healthcare

Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital, one of Memphis’ African-American landmarks, secured support for $100,000 in CIP funds during a Memphis City Council committee meeting Tuesday morning. Paul Young, director of the City of Memphis’ Division of Housing and Community Development, made the presentation. Other funding agencies have pledged financial support for...
Talk to Towanda Peete-Smith for just a little while and you likely will pick up on her sincere sense that God works things out for you. Her allegiance to that belief got tested on the morning of Oct. 22, 2017 when her husband, Bernal E. Smith II, passed away from...
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” – Proverbs 4:23 When your nine-year-old son’s father dies from a heart attack at age 43, one path forward would be to focus on bringing awareness to men’s health. That’s the course chosen by Maleka Williams McCray. In the...
The 2018 version of The New Tri-State Defender’s Health & Wellness special insert took on added significance for the production team after the death last October of the newspaper’s late publisher Bernal E. Smith II. To me, it seemed like ignoring the elephant in the room to design and create...
Penny Hardaway had been to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital before but never as the high-profile coach of the University of Memphis men's basketball team. That he did on Thursday.   Hardaway -- Penny to many -- started his visit by talking with Rick Shadyac Jr., chief executive officer of ALSAC,...
It’s time we were all honest with ourselves and admitted that the Black community (as a whole) is terrified. And the data is now showing we have a reason to be. Frequent police killings, racially based street harassment, overzealous (and at times criminal) treatment of our children in the school system,...
Letitia Wright (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) There is such a thing as Black women having the Wonder Woman syndrome, shouldering the responsibility of life and her family with a can-do-it-all attitude while falling into a deep depression. But it might be more correct to call it the...
by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender An artful, multi-media presentation of Alzheimer’s awareness will soon take the stage at Southwest Tennessee Community College, allowing live-stream viewers throughout the Mid-South to post comments as the action unfolds. “Some Day For a Crown” will be livestreamed Feb. 4...
I hope you receive this in the spirit in which it is given. But y’all first-of-the-year gym people fray my nerves. I’m always next to the one go-hard lady on the elliptical. My eyes are rolling all over my head. Working out is a lifestyle change. It doesn’t work if...
“Memphis has more potential or promise than any city in America, and I want to be part of shaping its destiny,” said David C. Mills, Sr., the new director of government relations at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Mills comes to the university with more than three decades of work...