Health

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Mississippi

So far this year human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Attala, Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Harrison (2), Hinds (12), Itawamba, Jones, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Rankin (2), Walthall and Washington counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths.

Seven back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

Norton Children’s Hospital shared the seven illnesses commonly found in schools and how to treat them.

Happiest U.S. States

With the U.S. ranking No. 18 on this year’s World Happiness Report, down four spots since the previous edition, and research proving that money up to a certain dollar amount can contribute to happiness, the personal-finance website has released its report on 2018’s Happiest States in America.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Parents aim to limit ‘Fortnite’ during school year

Kids have been playing the video game sensation "Fortnite" around the clock all summer long.

Rattlesnake venom may fight cancer

One biologist in Colorado is studying how snake venom can fight the spread of cancer.

Doctors recommend vaccine as flu season approaches

It may still feel like summer, but with fall around the corner, doctors are already encouraging patients to get this year's flu shot.

Anxiety may be contagious, doctors caution

Do you have a stressed-out friend or co-worker? According to health experts, anxiety is the most common mental health condition.

Recovering addicts raise awareness for International Overdose Day

Friday, Aug.31 is International Overdose Awareness Day.

Doctors warn about kissing bug disease spreading through Mid-South

The "kissing bug" is starting to become more common in the United States. Don't let the seemingly affectionate nickname fool you – the blood-sucking bug spreads a dangerous illness.

Man reunites with quick-thinking nurse who saved his life during heart attack

It's like any other reunion--decorations, old acquaintances, and stories of the last time they saw each other.

  Pediatricians to write new kind of prescription: Go out and play

Doctors across America will soon be giving parents real prescriptions that have nothing to do with medicine and everything to do with play.

Drastic increase in children being shot prompts doctors to take action

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is looking to help reduce crime after seeing the number of gunshot victims double in 2017.

States with the best children's health care

With children's health care costs getting increasingly more expensive, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Children's Health Care.

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

The Centers for Disease Control is monitoring a measles outbreak that impacted 21 states, including Arkansas and Tennessee.

HPV vaccine could prevent certain cancers

Human Papilloma Virus, commonly referred to as HPV, is becoming more prevalent in the Mid-South, according to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Vaccinations needed after Hepatitis A outbreak at Little Caesars, health dept. says

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing a stern warning to residents of northeast Arkansas in the midst of a Hepatitis A outbreak.

Yes, the heat can make us less smart

In four recently published studies, American and Chinese researchers measured how well students performed on tests taken in environments with different temperatures.

'Super lice' found in TN, AR

Researchers found head lice that is becoming resistant to over-the-counter treatments. It is dubbed “super lice,” and experts say it's  spreading as school is starting back up again.

Postpartum Depression problem in the Mid-South

Mashey Wheaton is accused of committing federal crimes with her baby on board. Now that child is safe and with family members. Wheaton's family says her run in with the law is completely out of

Podiatrist: Dr. Davis

Dr. Tyrone Davis is the newest member of the Podiatry Centers of Memphis team.

Meet Dr. Davis

Dr. Tyrone Davis is the newest member of the Podiatry Centers of Memphis team.

Podiatry Centers of Memphis welcomes Dr. Tyrone Davis

Dr. Tyrone Davis is the newest member of the Podiatry Centers of Memphis team.  After narrowly escaping Hurricane Katrina, this highly experienced professional has decided to permanently relocate his family to our community.

Stern Cardiovascular Center: Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine, Research, & Patient Care

The physicians and staff of Stern Cardiovascular stand ready to help you and your family fight heart disease and live a healthier life.  Expert care for your heart... your life depends on it.

Four new human cases of the West Nile virus were reported in Mississippi this week

Four new human cases of the West Nile virus were reported in Mississippi this week

Senior Class

Senior Class is a membership program for those 50 and older. It offers a wide range of benefits, both inside and outside the hospital.

Congestive Heart Failure classes

The Saint Francis Cardiac Care Center offers monthly classes for individuals living with congestive heart failure. The classes are held at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Light snacks are provided and everyone is welcome. For information, call Linda McGowan at (901) 765-1366. (Now updated with information on October event)

How Does Ear Stapling Help Someone Lose Weight?

Ear stapling helps you lose weight in two ways: The process releases endorphins into the body which reduced the type of stress that triggers overeating and bingeing. Endorphines are the "feel good"

Ear Stapling: The Body Connection

Ear stapling is the stimulation of the auricle of the external ear. The stimulation in the ear affects other parts of the body through specific reflexes. There is a very close relationship between the external ear and the organs of the abdomen.

Ear Stapling: The Acupuncture Connection

Acupuncture has been practiced in China for several thousand years. According to ancient Chinese theory, the life force (called Qi, pronounced "chee") flows through the body via 14 channels or lines called meridians. This Qi energy regulates all physical and mental processes of the body.

Not in the Memphis area? Visit one of Appetite RX's six Arkansas locations!

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"Go Red in Your Own Fashion": Mother's Day Luncheon / Fashion Show

Meeting nationally recognized keynote speaker, Kathy Kastan, Board President of WomenHeart, a national organization dedicated to reducing death and disability among women living with heart disease. As a bypass survivor at age 42, Kastan understands the unique challenges of women living with heart disease.

Free melanoma screenings at Saint Francis this Saturday!

Saint Francis Hospital is offering free Skin Cancer Screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th. Appointments are required. Call 765-1849 to register.

LeBonheur plans major expansion

You can help Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center renovate and expand the current hospital facility to almost 1,000,000 square feet to better serve all of the children of the Mid-South.

Post Partum Depression

Post Partum Depression is a problem surfacing in the Mid-South. To find out more about the illness click here

2005 Shelby County Flu Shot Locations

The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department has received the expected shipment of influenza (flu) vaccine, which will be made available in the Public Health Clinics beginning Monday, November 14, 2005.

Medicare choices present problems for seniors

It's the same problem seniors faced almost 18 months ago when Medicare offered drug discount cards. The difference is this benefit is permanent, but to get it, you have to sign up. And recipients

Vaccine offers hope for cervical cancer prevention

"When you become engulfed in a battle for your life... prayer becomes more important," said breast cancer survivor Sandy Patterson. The labyrinth at the Wings Cancer Foundation helps them meditate -

Plans Final to Add Insulin to Health Care Safety Net

Governor Phil Bredesen today announced that the state of Tennessee has finalized plans for a transitional assistance program for insulin-dependent TennCare enrollees who are losing coverage. Insulin and

VA releases $13 million for Tennessee veterans homes

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released $13 million in grants to add Alzheimer's care facilities to existing homes in Mufreesboro and Humboldt and complete construction of a new veterans nursing home in Knoxville.

Woman says plastic surgery isn't worth the danger

While plastic surgery may not be for everyone, the woman you're about to meet says its not safe for anyone. Colleen McKenzie says her desire for a bigger bustline almost killed her. "Nothing about