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Volunteers sought for mass casualty exercise in Shelby County

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If there’s a little drama in you, Shelby County needs your acting skills. A mass casualty exercise on Oct. 11 needs volunteers to role play patients experiencing illness or injuries. The event is practice for a large-scale disaster and mass medical surge. Partners include the Shelby County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, Agricenter […]

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New tool improves complex spinal surgeries at Saint Francis-Bartlett

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Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett is using new spinal surgery technology that helps doctors be more precise and typically improves patient outcomes. The hospital is the first in the area to have an O-arm Multidimensional Imaging System. It provides a three-dimensional view of the spine – particularly useful for complex cases such as spinal fusions. […]

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Free summer meals help low-income children cope

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Given that humans must burn more calories over the summer to keep cool, record temperatures this summer will further increase the need for free summer meals for low-income children funded by the federal government. That is why the nonprofit group Hunger Free America is now ramping up its efforts to publicize the USDA National Hunger […]

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Cordova gunshot survivor says support group was a lifesaver

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Gunshot victims’ support group The gunshot victims’ support group meets at noon on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Shelby County Crime Victims’ Center, 1750 Madison Ave., Memphis, in the first floor conference room. Fourteen years have come and gone, but one memory is still crystal clear for Jeff Droke of […]

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Senior Living: How seniors can preserve their brains

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Physical activity and proper diet and nutrition can help people age 50 and older maintain their physical health. But there are also ways aging men and women can preserve brain health in an effort to prevent or delay the cognitive decline that affects millions of seniors across the globe. It’s easy to overlook the importance […]

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Real people, real struggles with deadly heroin addiction

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[Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final a series of columns on the perils of heroin. The first published on April 20 and has been the most widely read column of any published in The Bartlett Express. See the first column here, the second column here, the third column here, and the fourth column here. […]

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Senate Health Committee chair highlights adult immunizations

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NASHVILLE — State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 250 to highlight the importance of adult immunizations for Tennesseans. “When we think about immunizations, we immediately think of children, but adults should also be getting the vaccines they need to prevent illness and disease,” Crowe said. “Raising awareness among Tennesseans is important […]

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$14M in funding to help combat opioid abuse in Tennessee

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On Wednesday, April 19, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price announced Tennessee will soon receive nearly $14 million in funding to combat opioid abuse — the first of two rounds of funding to be delivered as part of the 21st Century Cures Act that I sponsored and the president signed into law last year. […]

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May the fourth be with him

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Saint Francis Healthcare to host RN Job fair May 2

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MEMPHIS — Saint Francis Healthcare is hosting a hiring event for nurses on Tuesday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 1022 S. Shady Grove Road. Nurses will have the opportunity to interview on site and potentially receive an offer of employment. The job fair will have some added fun with […]

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Heroin: ‘We are going to be the best of friends’

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns on the perils of heroin. See Part 2 here, Part 3 here , Part 4 here and Part 5 here. Hello, young person. My name is Heroin. It is so good to meet you for the first time. And I just know we are going […]

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Saint Francis-Bartlett honors doctors

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Saint Francis-Bartlett’s employees honored their physicians at a Doctor’s Day luncheon recently. Featuring a March Madness theme, the event recognized all of the physicians for their dedication to the hospital’s patients. The occasion also provided an opportunity to present the Physician of the Year and Physician Leadership awards. Bryan Jackson, M.D., was named the Physician […]

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