Health

NASHVILLE — A former hospital nurse in Tennessee has been indicted on accusations that she accidentally gave a drug used in executions to a patient who then died. News outlets cite a statement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation saying 35-year-old Radonda Leanne Vaught was indicted Friday on reckless homicide...
by Phill Wilson Twenty years ago, I called a few friends to ask them to help me actualize a dream that my best Brister – “Brother and Sister” – Reggie Williams and I had been working on for 10 years. We wanted to start an organization to engage black people...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer Your hands are filthy. Dirt lines every crease and covers much of your knuckles. It’s beneath your fingernails, all the way up to your wrists, soiling the edges of your sweatshirt and down your front. Yes, your hands are filthy but once you’ve read “Farming While Black” by Leah...
The Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) on Thursday released some alarming statistics for African-American women and breast cancer mortality rates in Memphis and Shelby County. The Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA), a 31-member, non-profit health services coalition, rolled out the MBCC in 2016 after a study asserted that “black women...
Amid concerns about air quality, the Ed Rice Community Center in Frayser remains closed – for now. City officials, however, expect the facility to reopen by the end of the week. Chief Communications Officer Ursula Madden said environmental specialists are inspecting the building for allergens after hearing concerns about the facility...
By J. Dylan Sandifer, High Ground News There is a major change underway in how patients are treated at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital pediatric clinic. Pediatricians at Le Bonheur, who see 95,000 outpatient visits annually, ask their young patients about food, housing and transportation security during regular medical checkups. Le...
Rhodes College’s new president, Dr. Marjorie Hass, is the 2018 Race for the Cure honorary chairperson. Last Saturday at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, she shared her story of dealing with breast cancer during the 2018 Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi Survivor & Those Living With MBC Luncheon. This is...
by Emmanuel Freeman, (TSU News Service) NASHVILLE – Three Tennessee State University students will spend part of their summer participating in an international research experience in China. Shaniqua Jones, Christine Mba and Whitney Nicole Russell, all senior STEM majors and honor students, are part of the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program...
So… an aging parent begins to slip into the gloomy abyss of dementia. Say, a mother. At first, forgetting little things like where she laid the car keys are easily hidden. But the disease gradually starts to encroach on the simplest of tasks. A drive to the neighborhood “dollar...
On Saturday, Feb. 3, Kroger will close two Memphis stores — one serving Orange Mound and the second on South Third Street. In the weeks since the company’s abrupt announcement, the business move has sparked outrage and concern over food deserts, spawning a grassroots movement. The movement is rooted in a...