Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

Memphis community leaders step up vaccination efforts

  155 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported in Shelby County

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 117 new cases reported Sun.

Pop-up vaccine sites benefit Memphis community

Medicaid expansion ballot initiative groundwork underway in Mississippi

Best Life: From the Battlefield to the playing field

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Mississippi’s Hispanic community lagging behind in COVID-19 vaccinations

April is Minority Cancer Awareness month

  Tailgating welcomed at tigers spring football game

  1,120 more deaths, 4 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

  No appointments needed for federal COVID-19 vaccination site during evenings through Sunday

NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

  Drive-ups welcomed without appointments at Pipkin Building for COVID-19 vaccine

Another change is next week hours at the Pipkin site will change from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  SCHD Interim Director discusses transformative stage for department

The old Shelby County Health Department building will be demolished and turned into a parking lot once employees are moved out.

Thousands of Mississippians eligible for reduced insurance rates under ARP

Becerra said officials are stepping up efforts to increase enrollment.

  Bottom Line: Hidden car fees and how to haggle for a better price

Consumer Reports says the best way to haggle for a car is over email.

  Best Life: Am I Ok? Mental health checkup

  Best Life: COVID-19 vaccine side effect during mammograms

  MATA providing free fares for vaccine appointments

  Vaccines available without appointment evenings this week at Pipkin Building

  Push for people to register for vaccines continues as mass vaccination site kicks off

  Woman helps register, drive nearly 100 people in rural Miss. to COVID-19 vaccine appointments

  Large swaths of rural America are health care deserts with too few primary care doctors, pediatricians, and OB-GYNs to care for residents

In 207 counties in 2018, there wasn’t a family, general or internal medicine doctor – the primary care doctors mainly for adults, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of federal data.

  Best Life: New research helping treat and prevent HIV

Today, about 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV.

  Experts discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and the state of the pandemic in a virtual WMC forum

We talked with experts from Methodist and across the Mid-South about the vaccine and what needs to happen next to return to some sense of normalcy.

  MLH providing resources to help community cope with stress

April is Stress Awareness Month. The past year has likely caused more stress than normal for many individuals.

  Collierville working to keep The Shops at Carriage Crossing open amid pandemic

According to Coresight Research, 25% of America’s roughly 1,000 malls will close over the next three to five years.

WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine

Dr. Steve Threlkeld is co-director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis’ infectious prevention program.

59 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death in Shelby County

There have been 91,906 cases and 1,575 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  FEMA mass vaccination site opens in Memphis

FEMA is taking over operations from the City of Memphis at that location and plans to vaccinate up to 3,000 people each day.

  Best Life: Helping teens with ADHD sleep better

Parents of teens know first-hand they don’t always have the best sleep habits, making some mornings a nightmare. Sleep deprivation may also have an additional impact on kids with ADHD.

  Over 550k people fully vaccinated in Miss.

Mississippi is making records when it comes to distributing COVID-19 vaccines!

  CDC awards $120.5M to Mid-South states to expand COVID-19 vaccine access and increase acceptance in minority communities

Mid-South states are getting more than $120.5 million in federal funding to help expand vaccination efforts in communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 virus.

  Redbirds, 901 FC prepare to kick off new season with COVID-19 guidelines

With the Memphis Redbirds first game scheduled for May 4 and 901 FC beginning June 15 Craig Unger, president of both teams says fans will be allowed to attend.

  City opens more second dose appointments at mass vaccination site

As the most populous county in the state, that means about 13 percent of the county is fully vaccinated according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Shelby County leading state in vaccine distribution

SCHD reports less than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

Miss. receives $29.7M to expand vaccination efforts in minority communities

31 percent of all shots administered have gone to African Americans.

Morgan Freeman: ‘If you trust me, you’ll get the vaccine’

Mississippian Morgan Freeman is urging people to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

  Thistle Farms: Hope and healing for human trafficking survivors

Along with Mexico and the Philippines, the United States is considered one of the worst places for human trafficking.

  Bottom Line: What to buy in April 2021

As warm weather returns, it’s probably time to gear up with some new products for your home.

  Best Life: Improving heart health with a tube of toothpaste

Several studies have shown dental problems now can lead to heart problems later.

  Have you recovered from COVID-19? Experts say you still need the vaccine

There are over 790,000 people in Tennessee who have recovered from COVID-19 and due to natural antibodies from having the virus many question if they should get the vaccine.

  Investigators: After years-long, county-wide food desert, Mississippi county finally gets own grocery store

A new grocery store opened in Quitman County, Mississippi. Jeffcoat’s Family Market offers fresh meat and produce at competitive prices.

  Shelby County aims to vaccinate 5,000 people a day

In Shelby County, thousands of appointments for the shot remain open with the federal mass vaccination site opening in a matter of days.

  SisterReach opens pantry and boutique to serve those in need

They expect to serve people who have been displaced for several reasons, including domestic violence and COVID-19.

  Best Life: Death doulas help families prepare for death

There’s a group of people who are part of a death positive movement, making the prep work for dying more acceptable.

  Best Life: Inspiring science learning at home

When our kids grow up, if they want to land a robot on Mars or cure a deadly disease, they’ll need strong science skills, and that learning starts early. Coming up, simple ways parents can support science learning at home.

Data shows increase in 7-day average for new COVID-19 cases in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department reported less than 100 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, but data shows increases in some COVID-19 numbers in recent weeks.

  Reeves shares opinion of vaccine passports on CNN

The governor spoke to CNN Sunday saying Americans should decide what’s best for their families.

  Vaccines now available to everyone 16+ statewide in Tennessee

As of Monday, all Tennesseans 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  FEMA reimbursing funeral costs for families who’ve lost loved ones due to COVID

During this COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of families in Mississippi found themselves having to bury a loved one who contracted the virus.

Shelby County reports more than 100 new COVID-19 cases

Shelby County reports more than 100 covid-19 cases

Color run teaches children the importance of healthy living

Over 200 people attended the Color Me Egg-Cited D.A.R.E. Run at Joe Mack Campbell Park on Saturday. Volunteers say it’s a great way to get outside, get some exercise, and teach kids the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

Shelby County reports less than 100 COVD-19 cases

SCHD reports less than 100 covid-19 cases

  CDC releases guidance on Easter gatherings

The Center for Disease Control has announced that people who are fully vaccinated can travel in the United States without getting tested for COVID-19 or having to quarantine.

  Thousands of vaccine appointments open for Pipkin FEMA vaccination site

Local leaders have said this FEMA Community Vaccination Center opening next week at the Pipkin building is exciting for the community as it could help us speed to that finish line of herd immunity.

  Best Life: Searching for a miracle #SloaneStrong

Each year, more than 18,000 people, in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses where a bone marrow transplant is their best treatment option.

SCHD reports nearly 200 cases of COVID-19

There have been 91,524 cases and 1,570 deaths in Shelby County since the start of the pandemic.

43K Johnson & Johnson vaccines ‘available’ in Miss. next week

State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs made the announcement via Twitter Friday.

  CDC advises Americans to celebrate safely this Easter

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines on safe ways to celebrate religious holidays.

Memphis VA offers vaccines in Jonesboro

The clinic offered the one-dose, Johnson & Johnson version of the vaccine, adding to the convenience afforded to veterans who didn’t have to travel to Memphis.

  The legendary Rev. Al Green receives 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose

He received his second dose of the Moderna vaccine at St. Francis HospitalMemphis Thursday.

  Best Life: New trends impacting hearts and health

Plant-based burgers, CBD and low-calorie alcohols made big splashes in 2020, but what are the newest foods and fads making headlines and impacting waistlines?

  Best Life: Does your body need a booze break?

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse estimates 15 million people have some type of drinking problem.

  Final preparations being made for Pipkin mass vaccination site

The vaccination operation at the Pipkin Building will be soon become the site of the next FEMA Community Vaccination Center next week.

  MATA to offer transportation to mass vaccination site at Pipkin Building next week

MATA says Routes 2 and 32 will provide rides to the mass vaccination site set to kick off at the Pipkin Building next week.

  Mayor Harris announces new COVID-19 initiative

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced a new program in his Thursday press briefing called the COVID-19 Community Council.

  Nearly 330K vaccines distributed in Shelby County

There have been 91,349 cases and 1,570 deaths in Shelby County since the start of the pandemic.

  FEMA Community Vaccination Center to potentially administer 21K additional vaccines per week

According to Governor Bill Lee’s office, the soon to come FEMA Community Vaccination Center at the Pipkin building will make Memphis home to the largest mass vaccination site in the state.

  Creating a healthier Memphis: Program brings healthy foods to public schools

One health care provider is hoping to make Memphis healthier by taking on a different approach and going to patients instead of waiting for them to see a doctor.

  Tennessee’s first federal mass vaccination site opening in Memphis next week

Sweat said the announcement comes at the right time as the county has started to see an increase in the rate of transmission of the UK B117 variant of COVID 19.

  Best Life: Technology boosting health care access

Over the past year, computers, tablets and smartphones have become our primary means of information, education and connection.

Shelby County reports 90 new COVID-19 cases

There have been 91,220 cases and 1,569 deaths in Shelby County since the start of the pandemic.

New COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru opens at Christ Community Health Services

The location will provide first and second dose Moderna vaccines.

  White House announces new community vaccination center in Memphis

The White House expects the site to be up and running by Wednesday, April 7.

  White House COVID-19 Response Team provide COVID-19 updates

White House officials discuss the COVID-19 pandemeic.

  Hospitalizations increasing, health leaders watching for 4th wave of COVID-19 cases

Hospitalizations are increasing across the country including in the Mid-South.

  Arkansas Gov. lifts statewide mask mandate, opens vaccines to 16 and older

Hutchinson said he’s leaving it up to businesses to decide if they want to continue enforcing masks.

  SCHD concerned about rise in COVID-19 variant strains, vaccinations the focus going into Easter weekend

We’ve seen cases of the UK, South Africa and Brazil variants in Shelby County.

  Best Life: Antibiotics treat appendicitis, no treatment needed

About 300,000 Americans get their appendix removed each year due to illness. But a new study reveals there may be an alternative to going under the knife.