Friday, January 22, 2021

Health

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...
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...
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....
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...
by Aisling Mäki, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Angela Gordon had no known health issues when she ended up in the emergency room with an unbearable headache. It was there that she discovered she had hereditary hypertension. And although...
The Wednesday morning kickoff of the 9th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference served as a gentle reminder that mental health issues can affect those around us at any time, regardless of a person’s sphere of influence or...
Tune in to TSDRadio on WLOK this Sunday at 5 p.m. for the next segment of "Where Do We Go From Here?" The topic is infant mortality, specifically an ongoing effort to address the challenge by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,...
A company that is proposing a 45-mile crude oil pipeline to run through Shelby, DeSoto and Marshall counties is planning a series of open houses toward the end of January and into February, according to Deidre Malone, a spokesperson...
NEW ORLEANS — The federal appeals court ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that people have health insurance left hanging key questions about what happens to other provisions of the law, like coverage for preexisting conditions. President Barack...
The Craigmont High School Healthy Living Launch Event will celebrate a new program designed to educate ninth graders participating in the school’s Lifetime Wellness classes about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. The event is set for Jan. 9...
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