Grizzlies Friday game at Minnesota postponed due to COVID-19

Four weeks into the NBA season and the Grizzlies are a part of the 13th game postponed due to COVID-19.

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: Over 2,600 new cases reported Saturday

  100,000 Mississippians vaccinated as more vaccines head to the state

  Vaccines redirected away from hospitals as Gov. Reeves casts doubts on distribution timeline

  Learning hubs seeking funds to host virtual Spring classes

  Criticism aimed at federal pharmacy partnership, pharmacies say they’re on schedule

  COVID-19 cases among youth remain low, CDC studies show

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Gov. Reeves expands mask mandate, alters counties

  330K COVID-19 vaccines given to Tennesseans so far

More COVID-19 vaccines set to arrive in Mississippi, says MSDH

  Biden’s plan of 100 million shots in first 100 days could make vaccines more easy to come by in the Mid-South

Mississippi’s mask mandates set to expire Friday

  Best Life: How parents monitor teen’s information

  Best Life: Don’t get fooled by imposter syndrome

Do you feel like a fraud? Is everyone else smarter, brighter, better?

  New research database helping cardiologists study COVID-19’s impact on collegiate athletes’ hearts

Database helps cardiologists study effects of COVD-19 on college athletes cardiac health.

  Fewer people in Black community getting COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi

In Mississippi, only 15% of vaccinations have been Black people while 63% are white.

  Concerns about racial disparities arise with release of Shelby County’s early vaccination data

Recent numbers from a pool of people vaccinated by the Shelby County Health Department show twice as many white people in Shelby County have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine than African American and other races.

  Pharmacists tasked with giving COVID-19 vaccines in effort to speed vaccinations

NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

  Tennessee reports nearly 5K new COVID-19 cases, 84 more deaths

  WATCH: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare gives update on COVID-19

  Doctor discusses COVID vaccine and pregnancy risks

  JSU: 5 employees, 19 students test positive for COVID-19

  Best Life: New tech transforming transplant transport

More than 50 years ago, a surgeon performed the first liver transplant.

  Best Life: New research to help kids with asthma

About 6.2 million children in the U.S. are living with asthma.

  Memphis Dollar General stores offering pay to employees to get vaccinated

Grocery and other food distribution workers are considered high-risk workers since they come into close contact with the public daily.

  Memphis City Council member talks county’s approach to tackling coronavirus

Patrice Robinson says there may be hesitancy from many to get a vaccine, but misinformation is playing a large role in this.

  MFD using new ultraviolet tool to fight the spread of COVID-19

The Moonbeam 3 is a portable device that uses ultraviolet light to kill the coronavirus.

  City taking steps to continue helping renters as end of federal eviction moratorium looms

One Memphis organization is urging local, state and federal leaders to protect those facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  MSDH says all vaccines are accounted for

Wednesday evening the Mississippi Department of Health said all vaccines were tied to appointments.

  Concerns arise as residents await second vaccine doses in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department said it’s working to set up a separate vaccination site for those needing their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

MSDH not accepting any more COVID-19 vaccination appointments until mid-February

COVID-19 vaccination supply committed through mid-February.

  TDH: More than 3,000 Tennesseans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 479 new coronavirus cases and 16 new deaths across the county.

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

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

  Best Life: Don’t fall victim to decision fatigue

We all face hundreds of choices every day.

  Best Life: The right way to run

Running works out your heart and body but can do a number on your feet and legs.

  UTHSC students to play major role in vaccine distribution

Most first-year pharmacy students get certified to administer vaccines, but this year that training is particularly handy during a pandemic.

  Mississippians 65+ and those with pre-existing conditions now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Mississippi leaders are working to accelerate vaccine distributions in the coming days.

  146 additional virus-related deaths reported in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 508 new coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths across the county.

  SCHD says the county is past the COVID-19 holiday surge

Now, even with numbers beginning to plateau, Haushalter says data is still too high to loosen restrictions.

  Mid-South ramps up vaccinations as Trump admin. releases more doses

Vaccinations continue to ramp up across the Mid-South. Now, the federal government is recommending states start vaccinating people 65 years of age and older.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands in Mississippi, but all vaccines are now allotted

As of Wednesday, Jan. 13th, the state of Mississippi announced that all available vaccines have been allotted, and that another shipment isn’t expected until mid-February. We will update this story when new information is available.

  Reeves on vaccine rollout: ‘We’re working ahead of schedule’

A record-high 98 deaths were reported by the Mississippi Department of Health on Tuesday.

  Best Life: New procedures help stop seizures for people with epilepsy

Epilepsy affects people of all ages.

  Best Life: Study shows which groups are most likely food insecure

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 11 million children lived in food-insecure homes---meaning there was not enough food, or the right kind of food---to live a healthy lifestyle.

  Shelby Co. Health Dept. resumes administering COVID-19 vaccine

After a week of no vaccine activity, the Shelby County Health Department will start administering vaccines at the Pipkin Building on Tuesday.

  Some restaurant, hospitality workers to receive $1,000 relief checks from Shelby County

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ Chief of Staff Danielle Inez said about 2,000 people signed a petition in support of some sort of financial aid for restaurant workers in the county.

  SCHD to resume COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday

After a week of no vaccine activity, the Shelby County Health Department will resume administering vaccines Tuesday at the Pipkin Building.

  TDH: Over 80K active COVID-19 cases in Tennesse, nearly 3,100 currently hospitalized

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 691 new coronavirus cases and 12 new deaths.

  Best Life: Breaking the cycle- Keeping people from going back to prison

There are more than two million people in U.S. prisons right now. Four and a half million people are on parole.

  Best Life: Can COVID-19 trigger blood clots?

Blood clots are a major problem for many patients with COVID-19.

  TDH: Active cases top 80.8K in Tennessee with 7,419 new cases reported

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 7,419 new COVID-19 cases Friday and 81 additional deaths.

  Mississippi Veterans rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated

The home in Kosciusko will get its doses in Friday.

  TDH: over 5,800 new COVID-19 cases, 86 deaths in Tennessee

Shelby County reports more than 500 COVID-19 cases

  With virus surging, Biden to speed release of COVID vaccines

This would end the Trump administration’s practice of holding back shots for second dose.

  Mid-South infectious disease specialist supports Biden’s plan to release nearly all available vaccines

“I think the idea is, let’s try to get the maximum number of people vaccinated. We know 10 days after you get your first shot you are protected, 14 days you are very well protected up to 90 (percent),” said infectious disease consultant Dr. Manoj Jain.

  Shelby County Health Department to resume COVID-19 vaccinations Jan. 12

Based on the weekly allotment, SCHD will resume vaccinations on an appointment-only basis at the Pipkin Building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds each Tuesday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  More than 73K active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

The state has now had 640,606 people contract the virus and 7,618 die. Nearly 560,000 virus cases in the state are now considered inactive while 73,363 active cases remain.

Medical marijuana initiative continues to be challenged in state supreme court

Madison mayor seeks to have Initiative 65A tossed.

  Study suggests Pfizer vaccine works against virus variant

New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two contagious variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa.

  More headsets to be supplied for SCS students

As Shelby County Schools continue to learn virtually, headsets are a critical link between teachers and their 95,000 SCS students.

Gov. Bill Lee speaks with media following Capitol riot, COVID-19 vaccines rollout Tenn.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee plans to address the state on Friday morning.

  Best Life: Doctors looking into treating post COVID-19 symptoms

COVID-19, it’s a virus that takes your breath away.

  Best Life: Getting more women in STEM careers

In a time of record unemployment, women are being hit hard by the virus, including women in tech.

MATA reports 92 COVID-19 cases among employees

As of January 4, the Memphis Area Transit Authority has confirmed 92 coronavirus cases among their employees.

  Jonesboro hospitals exceed 800+ antibody infusions in the fight against COVID-19

St. Bernards Medical Center and NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital both are combating coronavirus by offering monoclonal antibody infusions.

  Shelby County tops 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as community reaches ‘worst part’ of pandemic

An early look at Shelby County’s Friday COVID-19 data release shows the county has reached a grim milestone, surpassing 1,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

  Health expert believes nationwide vaccine rollout needs different approach

COVID-19 vaccinations are not happening as quickly as many have hoped. A health expert gives his opinion about what he thinks will speed up the process.

Tennessee reports another 111 deaths, 9,000 new cases of COVID-19

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 613 new coronavirus cases and 31 more deaths within the last 24 hours.

  There are new coronavirus strains: Can our vaccines stop them?

New variants of the coronavirus seem to make it more easily spread, but scientists say they haven't made the vaccine obsolete yet.

  Best Life: After school activities are more important than ever

What do employers look for in recent graduates?

  Best Life: Bridging the learning gap in virtual learning

Since last March, remote and hybrid models of learning have created a number of challenges for educators and families, including access to technology.

  No timeline set for when Shelby County could receive more doses of the vaccine

The Shelby County Health Department said it will soon be out of its current allotment.

  SCHD closes 8 more businesses in violation of latest health directive

The Shelby County Health Department has closed another set of businesses it says were in violation of the latest health directive.

  TDH: Over 7,500 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee, active cases top 69K

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 583 new coronavirus cases and eight new deaths within the last 24 hours.

  Best Life: Myths when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine

At this point in the pandemic, there have been over twelve million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. And now with Pfizer and BioNtech as well as Moderna concluding phase three trials of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates, you may be asking yourself should I get vaccinated?

  Best Life: Do Americans accept the COVID-19 vaccine?

Now that doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are rolling off the assembly lines and heading for our hospitals, will you roll up your sleeve and get in line?

  Arkansas hopes to speed up vaccinations with changes to plan, help from pharmacies

Arkansas is currently in phase 1A of the vaccination plan. Changes have been made to the plan so first responders now fall under the first category.

  Over 1 million vaccine doses needed to reach herd immunity in Shelby County

About three weeks after getting their first COVID-19 vaccine, many Memphis health care workers received their second dose completing their vaccination process.

  Track your vaccine eligibility in Tennessee with this online tool

The eligibility tool allows users to opt-in for updates and notifications about their vaccine phase.

  More than 71K active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

The health department has identified 20 new coronavirus deaths and 390 new cases within the last 24 hours in Shelby County.