Shelby County spraying for mosquitoes after positive West Nile Virus tests

West Nile has been spotted in the Mid-South. One human case has been reported in Mississippi, and mosquitoes in four zip codes in Shelby County tested positive this month. Now, county officials are doing massive mosquito sprays.

Memphis man dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in Florida, family says

  Experts warn against expired sunscreen

Ark. Department of Health issues ‘Boil Water’ notice for Earle

  Heat advisory returns as oppressive heat continues

Heat advisory in effect across Mid-South Tuesday

  Mississippi faces federal lawsuit over new meat labeling law

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  Memphis firm creative voice behind statewide vaccination education campaign

Health dept. hosting back-to-school immunization clinics

  Survey provides new insight into mental health of LGBTQ youth community

  Bill passed to lower health care costs

Mississippi center first in nation to perform outpatient knee replacement surgery using ROSA

  Walgreens to offer free HIV testing

Cosmetic Surgery Dangers: What to know before going under the knife

Recent spikes in deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to rise! So far this month, 2 American tourist have died from complications after undergoing plastic surgery.

Le Bonheur named Best Children’s Hospital

For the ninth year, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in the U.S.

  Gov. Bill Lee speaks at 9th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference

Governor Bill Lee came to Memphis Wednesday to speak at the 9th annual National Suicide and the Black Church Conference.

  West Nile discovered in mosquitoes in Shelby County

The mosquitoes were found in the 38115 and 38118 zip codes and are the first traces of the virus to be found in the county in 2019.

  VA launches new healthcare options for veterans

  Warning on heat exhaustion inside vehicles

  Program helps callers find medical transportation

  MPD: 12 overdoses reported in 24 hours

  Strokes on the rise among young people, Mid-South woman survives

  First Mid-South patient sees success from newly approved cancer treatment

  Young at heart: Why more young adults are having heart attacks in the Mid-South

A new study shows more young people are having heart attacks under 40, sometimes without warning.

  More than half of Americans use pools as a communal bathtub, study says

A new national survey shows more than half of Americans use a swimming pool as a communal bathtub.

St. Jude awarded $34 million to study flu

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been awarded $34 million to research how the flu virus can influence immune system development.Dr. Paul Thomas says there is evidence that a person's first flu virus encounter "imprints" on their immune system.

  CDC: Pregnancy-related deaths on the rise with a higher risk among black women

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more women are dying from pregnancy-related issues. Black women are at an even higher risk.

  Memphis named finalist for Ironman competition

The hunt is on for the next location for an Ironman competition.

  Questions arise for the opening of Mid-South marijuana dispensaries after two open in Central Arkansas over the weekend

Medical marijuana is now for sale in Arkansas.

  Le Bonheur food drive to benefit Mid-South Food Bank

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is looking for donations to support the Mid-South Food Bank.

  Methodist University Hospital’s new Shorb Tower now open to patients

Methodist University Hospital's $275 million expansion created a 450,000-square-foot, nine-story patient tower on top of the hospital as it remained fully operational throughout construction.

HHS Secretary discusses vaccines/measles debate

This comes as the Centers for Disease Control says there are more recorded cases of measles so far in 2019 [764] than in any other year since 1994.

VAXXED OUT: A Look Inside Mississippi’s Vaccine Rights Movement and the Doctors Who Oppose It

As measles continues to spread around the United States, the debate surrounding vaccine choice has flared up at well. So is the vaccine rights movement a fight for personal freedom, or is it a disinformation campaign? We asked, you decide.

  Shelby County officials prepared for future measles cases

Friday, Shelby County’s Health Department director, along with county mayor Lee Harris, and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Nicholas Hysmith shared the team effort in place to prevent new cases from happening.

Health officials conclude no measles cases in MS linked to TN traveler

MSDH’s follow-up investigation did not identify any measles cases in Mississippi from exposure to this traveler.

Medical marijuana dispensaries’ development in question

Medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open in mid-May but three of them in West Memphis are not anywhere close to being done.

  Shelby County prepares for potential measles cases amid nationwide outbreak

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is holding a news conference Friday morning regarding the county’s preparation efforts amid the measles outbreak.

  Former St. Jude patient gets drafted to the Tiger Softball team

Lots of Memphis children dream of playing for the Memphis Tigers when they grow up, and for one little girl Thursday is draft day.

Can eating more rice help prevent obesity? One study says so

Good news for rice lovers!

  Tennessee now has 5 confirmed measles cases, health officials say

All five Tennessee measles cases are connected to an east Tennessee resident who traveled abroad to a country with a known outbreak, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Files containing patient information go missing from doctor’s office storage facility

In a letter sent to patients, Gulfport Anesthesia Services wrote, “On March 12, 2019 we became aware of an incident where an unauthorized third party gained access to a secured camera protected storage facility which contained paper medical records."

  West Tennessee Opioid Summit focuses on solutions to the crisis

Leadership Tennessee partnered with several organizations for the West Tennessee Opioid Summit, which was held at Shelby Farms.

  Program helps to reduce opioid prescriptions and addiction

Regional One Health is seeing results of its efforts to cut opioid prescriptions and addiction.

  Health officials urge the public to get vaccinated after recent measles cases

The recent resurgence of measles is being seen as a huge setback for public health.

Drone delivers organ for transplant

Drone used to deliver organ for transplant.

Lawyers: Mississippi making abortion ‘virtually unavailable’

State attorneys wrote last week that Mississippi has an interest in preserving fetal life “from the moment of conception.”

  Bartlett hosts first Drug Take-Back Day of 2019

The city of Bartlett hosted Drug Take-Back Day at Kroger Saturday.

  Mid-Southerners strap on running shoes to fight heart disease

Mid-Southerners put on their running shoes to raise money to fight heart disease on Saturday.

  Senator Lamar Alexander discusses lowering health care costs

Democrats and Republicans struggle to find middle ground as the sides push opposing plans to fix health insurance.

Federal grants awarded to 2 Memphis health care institutions

Two Memphis health care institutions have been given two grants totaling $9.9 million.

  Medical tourism a cheaper alternative to surgery in the states but risks accompany the rewards

More Mid-Southerners are going under the knife outside the U.S. at a fraction of the price. But are the savings worth the risk?

  Mid-South Heroes: Man raises money for Alzheimer’s awareness

Our Mid-South Heroes go above and beyond for communities in need. This month’s hero changed his entire career path to give hope to Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

  Le Bonheur employee surprised with $10K scholarship

A major surprise was given to a Methodist Le Bonheur outreach educator Wednesday.

  TN Dept. of Health names locations where residents may have been exposed to measles

The Tennessee Department of Health held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to provide more information after an East Tennessee resident was diagnosed with measles.

Arkansas Dept. of Health to reissue medical marijuana cards

The Arkansas Department of Health has said it will automatically reissue its year-long medical marijuana cards to qualifying patients who have received them in the months before the drug could be sold

Infertility treatments still not covered by insurance in Mississippi

It's National Infertility Awareness Week.And it's a real-life struggle for one in eight couples.

Officials contact 600 who may have been exposed to measles

After confirming a case of measles in Tennessee, health officials say they are working to contact more than 600 people who may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease

  Tennessee hospitals prepare for exposure to measles

We’ve learned new details about Tennessee's first case of measles in 2019. This comes as the CDC reports the U.S. is on track to break the record number of cases set in 2014.

  Orange Mound hosts 2nd annual health fair

For the second year in a row, free health screenings were brought to the people of Orange Mound.

  Organizers hope Mid-South Hemp Fest helps end stigmas about cannabis

A massive new event seeks to continue breaking down the stigmas surrounding cannabis use.

  Some Mississippi residents have been put on notice for measles

Some Mississippi residents have been put on notice, after health officials say they may have been exposed to measles.

MS Dept. of Health holds press conference discussing recent measles exposure

The Mississippi State Department of Health is holding a press conference Friday to discuss the immediate risk of measles exposure in Mississippi.

  First case of measles reported in Tennessee

The first case of measles has been reported in the state of Tennessee amid a nationwide outbreak.

  Shelby County Health Dept. confirms hepatitis A cases linked to nationwide outbreak

The Shelby County Health Department is now confirming a hepatitis A outbreak in Shelby County.

  32 TN medical professionals indicted for illegally distributing opioids

Dozens of medical professionals are facing drug-related charges after a federal investigation.

  Arkansas officials warn parents about teens vaping K2, Spice

Law enforcement agencies in Arkansas have issued a warning concerning teenagers and vaping. A synthetic substance is back on the market in a form parents may not be aware of.

  Mid-South mother has no place to stay after c-section

First-time parents Kayla and Wesley Craig were preparing to make a three-hour trip to their north Mississippi home without their newborn twin girls on Friday afternoon.

  Breakthrough at St. Jude Children’s Research could help in ALS treatment

It’s a medical breakthrough at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley donates $500K to Methodist Healthcare

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley presented Methodist Healthcare with a $500,000 check Thursday for sickle cell patients.

  Thousands of Mid-Southerners wait on organ transplant list

More than 4,000 Mid-Southerners are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

  Germantown hospital offers robotic rehab for stroke patients

Robots helping stroke patients recover faster is now a reality in the Mid-South.

  Study ranks Memphis top of list for teen sex

The study published Monday in The Journal of the American Medical Association looked a 17 cities coast to coast. analyzing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System which tracks sexual intercourse before age 13 along with another national survey.

Baptist looking to build free-standing emergency department in Arlington

Baptist Memorial Health Care is looking to open a new emergency department.

  Study on state of Memphis drinking water to be discussed

The safety and quality of Memphis drinking water will be at the center of discussion at a public meeting Monday night.

Possible hepatitis A exposure reported at Region 8 gas station

The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of a possible hepatitis A exposure at a Waldenburg gas station.

  CVS installs time delay drug safes at all TN pharmacies

CVS has installed time delay safes in all of its Tennessee stores.

  Emergency room reopens under new management at Lauderdale Community Hospital

The emergency room doors are once again open at Lauderdale Community Hospital.

  TN Department of Health investigating Mid-South OBGYN

The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a Mid-South OBGYN after he was indicted on 12 counts of sexual battery in Mississippi.

  Medicine or Myth? Seeking the truth on essential oils

Rachel Hatfield of Jackson uses essential oils every day, for almost everything... cleaning, sleep, anxiety, immunity support.

  Memphis YMCAs eliminate sugary drinks from kids’ menu

The American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics are calling for additional taxes on sugary beverages. Now, one Mid-South youth program is eliminating sugary drinks altogether.

  Feline leukemia found in some cats rescued from Cordova animal abuse case

Memphis Animal Services says the cats rescued from a Cordova animal abuse case have widespread symptoms of upper respiratory illness, and intestinal issues.