Best Life: Don’t get hacked - know the truth about cyber attacks

Online security is a growing issue. In fact, statistics show a hacker attacks every 39 seconds, which is an average of 2,244 times a day! Hackers are predators that can steal, damage, or destroy your most personal info.

  Twins celebrate the holidays together dialysis-free after kidney transplants

  Best Life: Easy ways to burn more calories

  Best Life: Research finds Alzheimer’s attacks more women than men

  Best Life: Saving Oliver - Helping babies born with rare disorders

  Best Life: Ultimate guide to getting a raise

46 dead due to flu in Arkansas including one child

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  Best Life: How bad is cyberbullying for mental health

  Best Life: Harmless things you should never do online

  Midtown home infested with bed bugs; renter calls on state to fix clean-up mistake

  Uptick in surprise medical billing prompts legislation push in Mississippi

  Best Life: Trial to cure Alzheimer’s in early stages

  Best Life: Scam free spring break

  Dozens of doctors with criminal histories licensed to practice in Tennessee

Criminal convictions often keep people from landing jobs they may otherwise be qualified for, but that’s not always the case when it comes to the people we entrust to care for us.

  Medical boards not doing enough to protect patients from doctors with history of misconduct, expert says

Are state medical boards doing enough to protect patients from doctors with sexual misconduct history? An expert told WMC Action News 5 there are several reasons why that has been called into question in recent years.

  Best Life: Young love can help with adult romantic relationships

What’s not to love about being in love? Positive romantic relationships in adulthood have been linked to lower levels of depression and anxiety as well as better physical health! But what’s the secret to a happy adult partnership?

  Best Life: Hi-tech honey do lists

Today, women still handle more household activities than men. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on an average day, 84% of women spend time doing household activities compared to 69% of men. But now, there are high-tech ways to even the playing field when it comes to couples and chores.

  City of Memphis employees wear red in support of women’s heart health

  Local high school students get CPR certified while raising awareness for heart health

  Best Life: Not prepped for preschool - closing the learning gap

UofM cancels summer programs to China due to coronavirus outbreak

  Best Life: Unmasking toxic relationships

  Best Life: Teenage conflict - the body remembers!

  Shelby Co. clinics offering free vaccinations to fight the flu

As the number of flu-related deaths continues to rise across the state, officials with the Shelby County Health Department want to remind people it's not too late to get a flu shot.

  Pediatric flu deaths on the rise in Tenn.

Ten children in Tennessee have died from the flu so far.

10 children in Tennessee have died from the flu this season, officials say

So far, nine children have died from the flu in Tennessee this season, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

  Best Life: Cooking up careers for autism and disabilities

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is twice as high as those without. One program is offering young people with special needs a chance to cook up a future career and the recipe is proving to be a success!

  Best Life: Heart healthy Valentine’s Day

Each year, 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold to show your loved one how much you care. Several studies have associated eating dark chocolate with lower risk of heart disease. But that’s not the only thing you can do for your honey’s heart.

  Best Life: Healthy foods for Fido

The FDA warns about the dangers of going grain-free and damaging hearts. Too much synthetic foods can add to joint pain. Processed foods pack on the pounds.

  Best Life: Be a blessing today

One in 588 Americans are homeless. Almost 200,000 people will be sleeping on the streets tonight. Now, one woman is using her experience in the tech industry to help change those stats and get people back to work and off the streets.

Residents step up to help dog needing amputation surgery

A Region 8 animal shelter put out a call for help for a struggling dog and you delivered.

  Arkansas patient under investigation does not have coronavirus, state officials say

New details have been released after a patient was getting tested for the coronavirus in Arkansas.

  Best Life: Functional medicine saves Haley’s sight

It is a growing field within healthcare. In fact, some of the top medical and research centers in the country, like Cleveland Clinic, have now established centers for functional medicine.

  Best Life: Message in a bottle leads to kidney transplant

Today, there are over 100,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list in the U.S. One woman, already on dialysis, came up with a creative way to find a donor and get the life-saving surgery she needed.

  Best Life: Online dating intel - Everything you need to know

Dating in the 21st century is all about finding the right fit online, but if you’re new to the game - the process can be tricky. From creating an effective profile to understanding the cyber lingo, you might feel overwhelmed.

  FedEx says China employees temperature checked at work as Coronavirus spreads; Mid-South states remain on alert

There’s been little impact for us in the Mid-South, but the situation is fast-developing, meaning that could change. Health officials are not the only ones on alert.

  Miss. Dept. of Health hosts briefing on coronavirus outbreak

The Mississippi Department of Health hosted a press briefing Friday to discuss the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Scammers may use coronavirus to hook victims

Disregard online offers for vaccinations against coronavirus because a vaccine does not exist.

  Best Life: New options treat depression

More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Now, novel therapies are changing the game when it comes to managing this often-debilitating illness.

  Best Life: The science behind sleeping positions

Do you snore? Experienced periods where you stopped breathing or awake with dry mouth? It could mean that you aren’t sleeping well and it is leading to sleep apnea, but that can all go away if you change the way you lay.

  Patient getting tested for coronavirus in Arkansas, ADH says

The Arkansas Department of Health has released new information concerning the risk of coronavirus in Arkansas.

  Local officials discuss ways to fight growing opioid epidemic

As the opioid crisis in Arkansas continues to rise, local Jonesboro organizations gather to discuss ways to combat the issues.

  Potential trade slowdown because of Coronavirus would have impacts on Memphis

There are new fears that Coronavirus could spark a global economic slowdown, and economic development officials in Memphis warn that the Mid-South would feel those impacts.

  West Collierville Middle School closed the rest of the week for increasing flu-related absences

The district says 462 students were absent Wednesday out of the 1,286 students enrolled.

  Best Life: Beethoven mice prevent deafness - medicine’s next big thing?

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital have found a potential treatment for hereditary deafness, the same condition thought to have caused Beethoven to lose his hearing. The scientists are using a new gene-editing approach that they say could someday prevent profound he

Hundreds of students out sick with flu at Collierville school

A district spokesperson tells WMC Action News 5 the West Collierville Middle School had 325 students absent at the start of school Tuesday, and flu likely accounts for as many as 275 of those absences.

  Best Life: New retinoblastoma testing may predict whether tumors react to treatment, could save children’s eyes

Retinoblastoma: It’s an aggressive cancer in children that robs them of their sight. Now doctors have found a new way to detect it that may end up saving the child’s eyes and life.

  Local hospital urges people to use Telemedicine app for the flu

The medical community is hoping people with flu symptoms would actually stay at home and get the care they need online.

  Best Life: How to kill a bad habit

Got a bad habit you’d like to break? Most Americans do but don’t know how. There are some tried-and-true ways to stop the behaviors you’re tired of!

  Best Life: The link between miscarriage and insulin resistance

The joy of pregnancy can quickly turn to fear when multiple miscarriages occur, especially when those miscarriages have no explanation. But researchers discovered why a woman’s blood sugar levels may be a factor.

  Mid-South doctors focusing on flu before Coronavirus

While health officials around the world are on high alert working to learn more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a deadly virus with two confirmed cases in the United States, local health officials say residents should be concerned about influenza.

  Best Life: Boosting your child’s reading confidence

It’s something that many parents may be familiar with --- their kid hates reading or may have anxiety about it. But can that anxiety impact whether they become proficient readers?

  Best Life: Deep TMS battles depression

Did you know a staggering 50% of patients treated for depression are resistant to traditional medication?

  Tennessee Tech student being tested for Coronavirus after recent travel

A student at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville is being treated for the Coronavirus.

  Best Life: Moms protect against teen violence?

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience abuse from a dating partner in a single year. Certain factors, such as unstable home life, can put teens at risk for harmful relationships.

  Best Life: Hidden causes of cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death, after heart disease. There are more than 14 million new cases diagnosed globally each year.

  State questioned about unspent childcare funds

Instead of spending the money, the state returned much of it to the federal government, which sent it to other states.

  Health professionals raise concerns over Coronavirus

Health professionals all over the globe are on high alert as World Health Organization officials work to learn more about the deadly 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

  Best Life: Preventing injury - Finding your perfect form

An injury can put your fitness goals on hold.

  Best Life: A medication that will reverse hearing loss

Millions of people suffer from age-related hearing loss. It’s just a fact of life for most. While there are options for those who are struggling to hear, a new medicine to treat hearing loss may be on the way.

  Best Life: Get the most out of your time on social media

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all in the top five most used social media apps with each exceeding over 75 million monthly users.

  Best Life: Preventing kidney stones in kids

Kidney stones are a hard calcium mass formed in the kidneys, and sometimes they stay in the kidney and cause no issues. But if they try to pass out of the kidney and get stuck, they can cause extreme pain.

  Well Child health exam leads to life-saving heart surgery for 8-year-old boy

A little boy with a big heart has an eye on the future thanks to one organization providing in-school exams.

  Best Life: Are you suffering from metabolic jet lag?

Breakfast at 7 a.m., lunch at noon, dinner at 6 p.m., it’s easy to keep to the schedule during the week - but then comes the weekend!

  Best Life: Eye surgery goggles

Eyelid surgery is one of the most common types of plastic surgery, but downtime is often a major concern for patients. Now, a new device is showing promising signs to help speed up recovery by decreasing swelling and bruising.

  Best Life: All gain less pain

Recovering from abdominal surgery is tough. It takes the average person at least six weeks to get back to work. Now, there’s a new way to manage pain and get patients back to work much faster. The CDC said prescription opioid overuse for pain management costs the U.S. at least $78 billion a year.

Best Life: Deep TMS battles depression

Did you know a staggering 50% of patients treated for depression are resistant to traditional medication?

  Best Life: Lab in a box - adaptive PCR

Scientists at Vanderbilt University are working on a process that ultimately may allow patients to get test results fast. The process involves automating the duplication process of a person’s DNA to bring those DNA levels up to the point where they can be detected.

  Best Life: Higher rates of ALS in veterans

Research shows that U.S. military veterans are twice as likely to suffer from ALS as the general public. ALS is a progressive disease, causing muscle weakness or atrophy. What is causing this alarming connection and what is being done to help those who served our country?

Group of Mississippi physicians come out in support of medical marijuana initiative

Mississippians will vote for or against the initiative on November 3, 2020.

  Best Life: Race, class and kids’ conversations

It’s one tough subject that parents may be shying away from---- and it’s not the birds and the bees. A new study by the researchers at Sesame Street indicates a majority of parents may not be having a conversation about race, class, or ethnicity with their kids, the factors that make up social ident

  Best Life: Immune-boosting foods that fight the flu

Thirty-six thousand people die each year from the flu and more than 200,000 are hospitalized in the United States alone. But certain foods high in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help support a healthy immune system.

  Second wave of influenza could strike the Mid-South

Health officials are noticing a new trend that could lead to an increase in the number of people infected with the virus.

  West Memphis set to open 3 medical marijuana dispensaries

The mayor thinks the lure of medical marijuana could mean people moving across the bridge to the other side.

  Best Life: Nurse navigators with you step-by-step

Navigating your way through any medical issue can be challenging to say the least. Insurance and schedules can get confusing, and sometimes contradictory orders. Who are we to believe there is one solution?

  Best Life: Teen moodiness or dangerous depression?

As teen suicide rates rise, experts are trying to know exactly why. Some say it is because teens are under more stress or being unable to escape cyberbullying.

  Best Life: Traveling with the right identification

New rules are going into effect this year at the airport. In 2005, the Real ID Act was passed by Congress in order to set standards for state-issued driver licenses and IDs.

  Best Life: Barostim heals heart failure

The FDA has just given approval to a first-of-its-kind device for patients with heart failure. The Barostim Neo is designed to use the power of the nervous system to help control blood pressure, and it’s making a world of difference for some patients.

  Best Life: When skipping school, time out adds up

Family vacation, a special event, or just extra time to sleep in. Sickness aside, how often do you let your child miss school?

  Best Life: Tio, the bone-breaking tumor

Physical therapy to help with his degenerative disc. Steroid injections to treat his psoriatic arthritis. One young high school teacher went from doctor to doctor and diagnosis to diagnosis to find out why his bones were breaking but left with more pain than answers.

'Don’t be fooled’: Health officials urge voters to just say ‘no’ to medical marijuana initiative

State health officials are responding to the news that an initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi will be put to voters later this year.