Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Health

by Jerome Robinson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On November 10th of 2016, Dr. Trevor K. Thompson’s life came to an end. Trevor is how most people know him. He was the guy with the big smile, the big heart...
For Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Joseph Kyles, a recent trip accompanying Rainbow PUSH Coalition Rev. Jesse Jackson to the hurricane-devastated island of Puerto Rico was extremely humbling. Fifty-one deaths had been associated with the destruction as of Tuesday (Oct. 24)....
Dr. Clarence Davis, M.D., Special to The New Tri-State Defender As a child growing up in Florida, I have very fond memories of crabbing with my father. There is no smartphone app that can replace the quality time spent with him...
Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) on Wednesday took to the House floor to remind his constituents and the country that the much-reduced time period for enrolling in health care through Healthcare.gov (“The Affordable Care Act”) has begun. This year’s open enrollment...
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate, everyone is...
More than a million black people face an increased risk of cancer and asthma thanks to air pollution resulting from oil refineries or natural gas facilities in their backyards, a troubling new report has found. The report, released by the...
By Lee R. Watkins, Special to TSDMemphis.com The number of U.S. adults considered to have high blood pressure will increase dramatically under new guidelines implemented by medical experts on Monday. The guidelines, published by the American Heart Association and the American...
“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...
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...
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...
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