A good attitude can make math easier

Researchers found children who had lower math skills but positive attitudes towards math showed greater brain activation in the regions of the brain that involved effortful control.

  The benefits of snacking on nuts

Deputy, cancer survivor honored with custom patrol car paint job

  Choosing the best non-dairy milk for you

  Delayed cord clamping: 3 minutes to save your baby’s life

  Saint Francis Hospital hosts ‘Mammos Til Midnight’ event

  First vaping-related death reported in Tennessee

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  Want your kids to eat healthy? Lead by example

  Why your workout isn’t working

  Memphians push to end sales tax on feminine hygiene products

  Childhood cancer drug in short supply, officials say

  St. Jude scientists work to improve flu shot

  7 cleaning hacks to save time

  New colorectal cancer vaccine may help pancreatic patients, too

Now, researchers are fighting back with a simple vaccine meant to activate the body’s immune cells and destroy cancer cells. There is hope it might also target other deadly cancers.

  Free flu shots available Wednesday in Southaven

Flu shots are available for free in Southaven for a limited time Wednesday.

  St. Jude leading charge to improve flu vaccine

Scientist with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital along with the University of Georgia will help lead a national push to improve the flu vaccine!

  Mid-Southerners voice concerns about proposed funding changes to TennCare

A full house of Mid-Southerners brought concerns to the first public meeting in Memphis about Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s plan to change TennCare funding to a federal block grant.

  Geriatric emergency departments on the rise

  Napping can benefit your child’s brain

  Number of vaping-related illnesses on the rise in Tennessee

  Health inspectors check local Kroger store, find 10 health code violations

  Poor study habits can hinder learning

  Shockwaves may help treat heart disease

  How quickly can a tick bite make you sick?

Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tick-borne relapsing fever are all devastating diseases that can be caused by one teeny tiny tick.

  Stroke recovery guidelines important to making full recovery

Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. According to the CDC, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability. But only ten percent of survivors fully recover. So how can you maximize your recovery?

  Conversations promote brain growth in young children, researchers say

Scientists are researching how kids’ brains respond to words and what families can do to help language development.

  How to keep your children’s clothes free of toxins

The children’s fashion industry is a $200 billion business, outpacing men’s and women’s wear. But does all this beauty come at a price?

  Which state has the highest infection rate of gonorrhea? Mississippi.

STDs are on the rise nationally and Mississippi is near the top of several of those lists.

Memphis mental health clinic receiving new funding for suicide prevention

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced Wednesday it will receive more than $200,000 to improve response for Tennesseans who call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

  New drug makes curing Hep C after liver transplant possible

New antiviral drugs that can actually cure hepatitis C are proving so effective, that doctors are now doing what had previously been unheard of: they’re transplanting infected livers into patients who are on liver transplant wait lists, and then curing the hepatitis C afterwards, something that used

  How to protect your child from identity theft

Identity theft: nearly 60 million Americans have been affected by someone stealing personal info, their credit cards, or their cash. But did you know the newest victims may not even be able to talk yet?

  SCSO goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is joining in the fight with a simple gesture that goes a long way turning their signature star badges pink.

  Functional medicine: New answers to good health

A new kind of doctor is appearing in cities across the country. Instead of treating symptoms or illness, functional medicine doctors focus on the patient and individual reasons behind the problems. Comprehensive personal and health screenings are followed by adjustments in nutrition, activity, and l

  Children need more unstructured activity, research shows

We’ve all seen it. Maybe we’re guilty ourselves of being parents who want their kids in every lesson and on every team. But we may not be doing kids any favors, as far as helping them develop what’s called self-directed executive function. That means setting a goal, and independently figuring out ho

  Skin cream gives skin color again

Superstar Michael Jackson. Actor Jon Hamm. Fashion model Winnie Harlow. All three had or currently have vitiligo. It’s a condition that causes the skin to lose pigment, leaving white patches behind. Researchers are now testing a topical cream designed to safely repigment areas of skin.

  Dance instructor mixes Bollywood and fitness

Bollywood movies are the most popular movies in the world, well known for spontaneous scenes of singing and dancing. Now one inspiring doctor is taking her love for Indian dance and combining it with Zumba and hip hop to emphasize the importance of exercise.

  Infant walkers send thousands to hospital each year

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recognizes September as National Baby Safety Awareness month … making now a good time for parents to take stock of toys or products they have in the home that might be unsafe. Researchers say for one, infant walkers are still sending two thousand babies a year

  Domestic imbalance? Women doing too much at home

The gender gap in the U.S. workforce is narrowing. Women have surpassed men in obtaining college degrees. They’ve assumed many traditionally “male-dominated” occupations, and a record number of women have a seat in congress right now. But are they making the same strides at home?

DHS takes temporary control of Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab

The Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab came to DHS’s attention after employees weren’t paid on Sept. 23.

  39 vaping-related illnesses reported in Tenn.

A new report from Tennessee Department of Health shows 39 cases of vaping-related respiratory illness in the state.

  American Cancer Society to host Making Strides Walk for breast cancer

Thousands of mid-southerners are expected to be in attendance for this year’s event on Oct. 20 at the Mid-South fairgrounds.

  Grill the risk of cancer

If the sun is out, then the grill is coming out too. Charcoal, electric or gas does not matter, just get the fire started. But according to very-well-health-dot-com, this way of cooking may produce cancer-causing substances.

  Stem cells can help regrow long bones

People who suffer catastrophic breaks to their long leg bones usually face multiple surgeries, and all too often, amputation. Scientists at the University of Arizona have been working for more than 20 years to improve the treatment protocol.

  Brachytherapy: A one-time treatment for early breast cancer

After breast cancer surgery, women traditionally undergo external beam radiation, which means a trip into a treatment center as often as five days a week for three to six weeks. But for patients who live far away, that travel can be a burden.

  Dispelling the myths of going vegan

A recent Harvard study discovered that vegetarians lost more weight than non-vegetarians. And vegan dieters actually saw the most weight loss, losing five pounds more than non-vegetarians. Vegan diets have also shown to be effective in fighting heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Health officials report fifth case of vaping related lung illness in Miss.

MSDH reported on Tuesday one additional identified case of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi,

  Food: A powerful form of medicine

The list of health problems caused by being overweight seems endless, including type two diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, and kidney disease according to the NIH. But the answer to these ailments is simpler than you might think.

  ‘Modern Widows Club’ helping people move on together

When you think of someone who is a widow, most of us imagine a woman in her eighties or nineties, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average age of widows is 59 years old. Many are much younger. In fact, almost 28 hundred women become widowed every day.

  New form of therapy can fix nasal congestion

Nasal congestion can be treated with over- the- counter medication, prescription drugs, or even surgery as a last resort.

  Laughter, hugs improve your heart health

It is the leading cause of death for both men and women and nearly half of Americans have at least one of the three key factors for heart disease: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or smoking.

  Thousands participate in St. Jude Walk/Run

About 8,000 Memphians hit the pavement Saturday morning for the annual St. Jude Walk/Run.

  'START’ event brings treatment centers, organizations together to offer resources during opioid crisis

The Mid-South is now considered a high-impact area in the opioid crisis.

  Uber and Lyft: A germy ride? Study says ride-share vehicles have more germs than taxis or toilets

It’s easy… It’s convenient …. It’s affordable. But how clean are the Uber or Lyft vehicles you ride in?

Mississippi reports first vaping-related death

Mississippi reported the state's first vaping-related death and state health officials are now offering a stern warning to those who vape.

  West Cancer Center first to debut new FDA-approved cancer treatment in country

West Cancer Center is the first in the country to use a newly FDA-approved electric therapy treatment for mesothelioma patients.

First vaping death reported in Mississippi

So far, Mississippi has four identified cases of serious lung injury related to vaping, all in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age.

  Lawmakers push to change suicide hotline number to 3 digits

A national effort to change the 1-800 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number to a three-digit number is being dubbed the “911 for the Brain.”

St. Francis to host ‘Mammos Til’ Midnight’

Not only will there be treats but the event will also allow women to get a mammogram.

  Shelby County Health Department now offering flu vaccinations

The Centers for Disease Control says there will be more than 150 million flu shots sent to doctors offices across the country this year.

Two new cases of vaping related lung illness reported in MS

All three cases are in individuals between 28 and 33 years of age. Currently, there are no confirmed vaping-related deaths in Mississippi.

FDA recalls multiple blood pressure medications for potential cancer risk

A total of five medications are on the list.

  Locations around Shelby County offering flu shots ahead of flu season

Shelby County Department of Health officials recommend the flu shot as the best method of protection from the flu.

  Code Orange alert issued for air quality Thursday

A Code Orange air quality alert is in effect for Thursday.

Miss. reports first case of lung illness related to vaping

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Wednesday reported its first identified case of a vaping-related lung illness.

Flu vaccines available at Shelby County health clinics beginning Sept. 23

Flu season is right around the corner and the Shelby County Health Department is getting ready.

Tennessee unveils $7.9B block grant proposal for Medicaid

Tennessee would become the first state in the nation to receive its Medicaid fund in a lump sum under a proposal seeking to drastically overhaul the entitlement program that provides health care services to low-income and disabled residents

Tennessee appeals court says opioid producers can be sued

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit against opioid makers can move forward, overturning a lower court that had dismissed the claims

  Offices stocked with vaccines ahead of flu season

Several pharmacies and doctor's offices have the flu shot now, but it's recommended you wait before getting it.

  President Trump working to ban flavored E-cigarettes

President Trump announced Wednesday he wants to ban all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes.

  Code Orange issued for Mid-South on Monday

The alert includes Shelby County, DeSoto County, and Crittenden County.

  St. Jude scientists using world’s strongest magnet for research

The $10 million magnet will help scientists at St. Jude student DNA and biochemistry.

  Thursday is Tennessee Blood Donation Day

This week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined governors from across the country to proclaim a state Blood Donation Day to help fight the blood bank shortage.

  Shelby County issues alert after 20 overdoses in 24 hours

Shelby County Health Department is reporting another spike in overdoses.

  Attorney predicts Okla. opioid verdict will impact other pending cases

An Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis.

Hepatitis A outbreak continues, Mo. health officials urge food workers to get vaccinated

With more than 400 cases of Hepatitis A in the last two years and counting, Missouri health officials are urging people at risk of getting the virus, including workers in the food industry to get vaccinated.

CDC investigating death possibly linked to vaping, causing concerns

A death possibly linked to e-cigarettes is under investigation by the CDC.

  Shelby Co. Health Department releases spike alert report of suspected overdoses

A "spike alert" from the Shelby County Health Department detailed alarming numbers of suspected overdoses.

Blood donations needed ahead of Labor Day weekend

Vitalant is in need of volunteer blood donors ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

  Tenn. Dept. of Health: Respiratory illness case in East Tenn. possibly linked to vaping

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed a case of respiratory illness in East Tennessee that could be linked to vaping.

  Record number of overdose deaths reported in Shelby County over 24-hour span

Five people died in a span of 16 overdoses within 24 hours in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Health Department.

  Tests reveal algae at Shelby Farms Park not harmful

Testing at Shelby Farms Park revealed the water there is not toxic, according to Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.