Babies born addicted: How the opioid crisis threatens Tennessee’s tiniest residents

Last year in Shelby County, 48 babies were born with NAS, just a fraction of the nearly 900 NAS babies born statewide.

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

Fertility treatment made more affordable in Arkansas

St. Jude staff urges parents to let children receive HPV vaccination

Flu Shots: Is it too late?

Memphis hospital is 1st to use new FDA-approved device to fix hole in infant’s heart

Death toll due to flu rises to 25 in Arkansas

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Mayor: Subway closed for biochemical cleaning following Hep A exposure

CDC reveals new plan to fight HIV epidemic

Mid-South school districts hope closures stop spread of illnesses

Hardeman County Schools closed Friday, Monday for illness

‘Superhero’ surgery a success; Mid-South man donates liver to stranger

Breakthrough medical procedure can help prevent miscarriage

  CDC: Flu peak season has started

Widespread flu activity has been reported across the Mid-South, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control.

Medical marijuana dispensaries coming to West Memphis

The state of Arkansas gave approval Tuesday to five marijuana cultivation facilities that will sell marijuana for medical purposes to three businesses in West Memphis.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital celebrates 57 years of service

Monday, Feb. 4 marks 57 years of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The children's hospital was found this day back in 1962.

Study: Opioid epidemic causes decrease in workforce participation

The opioid impact is affecting more and more people. Researchers at the University of Tennessee wanted to see just how much the epidemic is affecting the communities we live in.

More than 400 students taught CPR

JROTC program coming to Arlington High School

UT/West Institute for Cancer Research offering free lung cancer screenings

Methodist Le Bonheur offers new FDA-approved aneurysm procedure

17 Arkansans dead due to the flu so far this season

3 more Mississippi deer found with chronic wasting disease

  Non-profit holds town hall to address opioid crisis

Hearts for Hope and Healing held the first ever Opioid Crisis Town Hall inside Heart Song Church Saturday.

Mid-South surgeons restore vision for 25 people

For a third year, Mid-South surgeons, nurses and volunteers restored vision for 25 people.

Dental care available for Mid-Southerners free of charge

The fourth annual Mid-South Mission of Mercy free dental clinic kicks off Friday at Bellevue Baptist Church on Appling Road.

New pharmacy opens at South Memphis Cash Saver

Regional One Health has opened a pharmacy inside Cash Saver in South Memphis.

Free dental clinic starts Friday at Bellevue Baptist Church

Final preps are underway for an annual event that serves the Mid-South's pearly whites.

Donors urged to give blood as community supply continues to dwindle

Blood service provider Vitalent is urging donors to give more blood.

Anti-cancer group: Ban tanning beds for younger than 18

Health advocates are asking Mississippi lawmakers to ban people younger than 18 from using tanning beds

Shelby County deputies now carry Narcan to save overdose victims

More than 600 Shelby County Sheriff's deputies are armed with Narcan. Some of the officers have already used the overdose reversal medicine to save lives.

Mid-South doctors seeing more patients with cold weather ‘crud’

Upper respiratory infections are common this time of year, according to Dr. Jeff Mullins.

Arkansas lawmaker proposes abortion ban

An Arkansas lawmaker has filed a bill to ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. wade.

Over 10% of students in Clinton school district absent with flu

The district’s total enrollment is 5,335 students. 555 children were absent total in the school district.

Health Department offering free vaccinations Tuesday

The Shelby County Health Department is offering free vaccinations to the public this week.

Flu deaths continue to rise in Arkansas

The death toll due to the flu in Arkansas continues to rise.

Medical marijuana cultivation facility breaks ground in Jackson County

A groundbreaking officials said has been nearly a year in the making was celebrated Tuesday.

Another 1,200 dropped from Arkansas Medicaid over work rule

Arkansas officials say the number of people who have lost Medicaid coverage for not complying with a work requirement has risen to more than 18,000.

CDC: More women now overdosing on opioids

A newly released report from the CDC reveals drug overdose deaths among females aged 30 to 64 have skyrocketed in recent years.

ADH: Possible case of Hepatitis A exposure at Cheddar’s

Hep A case pops up in Jonesboro

Know the risks of DNA testing kits

DNA kits were likely one of the hottest gifts this Christmas season.

’Surviving R. Kelly’: How to turn the conversation from gossip to better education on abusive relationships

Surviving R. Kelly sparked a lot of talk on social media. But here are ways to turn that gossip into productive conversations that will better educate people about the warning signs of abusive relationships.

Memphis ranked among worst cities for active lifestyle

To determine where Americans have the best chance of balancing a healthy diet with ample physical activity, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities in 38 key metrics.

Mississippi seeing spread of flu, state health officer says

Peak flu season in Mississippi usually begins in January and lasts through March

Get fit without busting your budget

Eating healthy and exercising are among the most common New Year's resolutions, but many people notice that while they're losing weight, their wallet is getting skinny too.

10th flu related death reported in Arkansas

Nearly two-thirds of Arkansas counties saw flu cases, with 40 positive PCR flu tests during the last week of the year.

Thousands of Arkansas residents lose Medicaid coverage due to new work requirements

Nearly 17,000 people lost healthcare coverage in 2018 for failing to comply with Arkansas's new Medicaid work requirements, according to analysis of state data.

Veganuary: Will 2019 be the year of veganism?

The Veganuary trend has taken off, as thousands have pledged to go vegan for the first month of 2019.

Keep up with your fitness goals with a ‘dedicated and certified’ personal trainer

If you're in need of a boost, Wednesday happens to be National Personal Trainer Awareness Day.

Aurobindo Pharma recalls 80 lots of Valsartan Tablets for blood pressure, possible impurity

Patients taking the medication are encouraged to continue using because the health risk may be higher if discontinued without an alternative.

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

After an 8-year-old asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer, word spread quickly among family friends and colleagues, and the boy found $1,200 under the tree Christmas morning.

Shelby County ERs see major spike in flu-like cases

The Shelby County Health Department is tracking what they’re calling a “significant increase” in flu-like illness.

Health insurer to help fight opioid crisis

The Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee spoke with members of the East Memphis Rotary Club on what the company is doing to curb the opioid epidemic Wednesday.

Staying cold and flu free during the holiday season

It’s a gift you don’t want to give or receive: a cold or the flu. During the winter months, doctors in South Mississippi stay busy treating patients with symptoms, but there are ways to stay healthy this holiday season.

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

A judge struck down ‘Obamacare.’ What’s next?

A group of 16 states, including California, and the District of Columbia intervened to defend the Affordable Care Act aka 'Obamacare,' and they announced soon after the ruling they would appeal.

Forum on breast cancer raises awareness for local residents

The Common Table Health Alliance and Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium held a forum so people can be more aware on breast cancer.

Crittenden County’s new hospital now open

Baptist Memorial Hospital in Crittenden County, Arkansas opened its doors for the first time on Thursday.

Shelby County offers free flu vaccines for children, adults

Shelby County Health Department is offering free flu vaccinations at all of its public health clinics.

Crittenden County hospital set to open

Crittenden County Hospital is opening!

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

  Le Bonheur reports increase in RSV cases

The hospital said Thursday they’re seeing an elevated number of cases right now just as flu season kicks into gear.

Counselor addresses ways to prevent bullying

An online petition addressed to Houston High School administrators is calling for an end to bullying after it said a student took his own life.

Maker recalls infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar

Tris Pharma says the products may have “potentially higher concentrations of ibuprofen."

Child in south Mississippi dies from flu

The death happened in a child from south Mississippi with underlying health conditions.

TN Department of Heath offering free flu shots across the state

The Tennessee Department of Health is committed to helping the public fight the flu this season.

Local hepatitis A cases linked to statewide outbreak

The state of Tennessee is experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak.

CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce until we tell you

Romaine lettuce has caused an outbreak of E.coli.

FDA recalls blood pressure medication due to possible risk of cancer

The FDA advises consumers to continue using the medication until their pharmacist provides a replacement or their doctor provides an alternative treatment option.

FDA approves new ‘game-changer’ cancer treatment

The FDA has approved a new cancer treatment that is being used in the Bluff City.

Epilepsy patients testing out new marijuana-based medication

Children suffering from extreme seizures may get some much-needed relief through a clinical trial.

Arkansas confirms 3 children ill with polio-like condition

Federal and state health officials have confirmed that three Arkansas children have a rare, polio-like illness that can cause paralysis in the arms and legs

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) often mistaken for flu in babies

This is the time of year when babies start to come down with a virus that parents may mistake for the cold or flu, but it's actually something much more serious.

Dangerous Deliveries: Why are black women dying during childbirth?

Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease and Control.

Police warn parents of colorful meth pills that look like candy

The post read “Public Awareness: Methamphetamine Pills” and had two images of several blue pills that looks like SweeTarts.

Old genomic test provides new results in early stages of breast cancer

Personalized care can now be determined based on a patient's genetics, the results of an old test with new results.

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

If you have any unwanted prescription drugs lying around your home, you'll have the chance to get rid of them this weekend.

A cure for MSD is closer than ever, and you can help

The fight to find a cure for a rare disease is getting closer to the finish line, and it's all stemming from one family in South Mississippi.

6-year-old battling disorder that begins after strep throat

A 6-year-old girl from Mechanicsville is battling a fairly unknown disorder called PANDAS or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection.

Doctors see large spike in head lice around Halloween

Doctors say trying on hats, wigs and masks without knowing who had them on before you can be a major risk. But Halloween stores are not the only concern.

Doctors: Don’t forget flu vaccine for children

Health officials in Mississippi and other Mid-South states are pushing parents to make sure children get a flu shot.