Monday, April 12, 2021

Health

“This virus will have dire consequences on so many, but specifically African Americans, which suffer from higher rates of chronic illness.” That was part of the message of Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, conveyed Sunday evening during...
Whatever “it” is, Chef D. Arthur has it. His food is nom. He is personable, charming and a super nice guy. And he wants to help us get through 2018, starting and ending on a high note. To that end,...
 Health Dept. confirms COVID-19 death  -- The Shelby County Health Department's latest released data records a death related to the novel coronavirus. By policy, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) does not release identifiable information about specific cases in order to...
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...
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...
The Tiger Pantry, which operates throughout the year at the University of Memphis, has extended its hours and adjusted in other ways to help students in need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Tristan McKenzie, who serves as a graduate...
Thanks to the generosity of Chow Time Restaurant, residents in local public housing facilities will receive a mask to protect themselves against the COVID19 virus. Very few of those residents have had access to masks since the onset of COVID-19...
“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...
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...
The COVID-19 virus presents unique challenges for people already struggling in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, according to local counselors and pastors. In addition to sickness and death, the pandemic has caused many non-essential businesses to shut down. The...