Women

  Local organization pampers women who have experienced abuse

“She’s A Victor” is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower, encourage and uplift women from all walks of life who have suffered abuse at some point in their lives.

  Data shows pregnancy-related deaths more likely among black women

  Expert gives virtual lesson in home hair care

  The Investigators: More women wanting to give birth at home during pandemic. Is it safe to make the switch?

  Physician speaks out about female doctors facing higher rates of infertility

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

  Best Life: Working out while pregnant can benefit your baby’s motor skills

Continued Coverage

  Best Life: Doctors put premature birth myths to rest

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

Infertility treatments still not covered by insurance in Mississippi

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

  TN Department of Health investigating Mid-South OBGYN

  Memphis Democratic lawmaker supports controversial heartbeat bill

  Mid-South has highest rate of stroke deaths in U.S.

The Mid-South actually has the highest rate for stroke deaths in the United States. Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi sit in the middle of what's known as the Stroke Belt of the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  African Americans twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s, but less likely to be diagnosed

Alzheimer's is a rising public health crisis among African Americans. More African Americans are developing the disease, despite fewer of them receiving an actual diagnosis.

  Babies born addicted: How the opioid crisis threatens Tennessee’s tiniest residents

Last year in Shelby County, 48 babies were born with NAS, just a fraction of the nearly 900 NAS babies born statewide.

Fertility treatment made more affordable in Arkansas

Fertility is being made more affordable in Arkansas due to a change in the University of Arkansas insurance system.

  Breakthrough medical procedure can help prevent miscarriage

  CDC: More women now overdosing on opioids