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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett honored for safety

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital industry watchdog. This marks the eighth consecutive grading period in which Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has received an “A.” Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is the only hospital in Shelby County to receive an “A” grade. The Leapfrog Hospital […]

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Gym injury leads to male breast cancer discovery

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Mike Worsham, a Bartlett pharmacist and Collierville resident, vividly remembers a lucky accident at the gym back in 1998. It stung at the time, but it ended up saving his life. He was doing dumbbell presses to the point of exhaustion, and he let the equipment down on his chest. One dumbbell raked across his […]

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Mosquito control activities scheduled for week of October 23

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Weekly test results direct adulticiding efforts to the areas of highest WNV activity. To date, positive test pools have been discovered within ALL ZIP codes of Shelby County. Since February, the SCHD’s Vector Control Program has treated […]

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Biking for a cure: 31 cycle to Florida for cancer awareness, funds

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GERMANTOWN — A group of 31 Mid-South men biked 525 miles in five days, from the West Cancer Center in Germantown to the Town Center in Rosemary Beach, Fla. Their goal was to promote cancer awareness, encourage a healthy lifestyle and raise funds for the WINGS Supportive Care Division within The University of Tennessee/West Institute for […]

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BlueCross offers public Medicare Advantage meetings

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During the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will be in multiple Mid-South communities to educate seniors about the health care options available to them and the benefits of a BlueAdvantage plan.   Medicare advocates from BlueCross will be holding educational meetings all across the state that are free and open to […]

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Breast implants carry very low risk of causing cancer

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Cosmetic surgery to address anything from wrinkles to abdominal fat has become more acceptable in recent decades. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that, since 2000, overall procedures have risen by 115 percent. Although procedures like lower body lifts and nose reshaping remain popular, breast augmentation was the most common of the 1.7 million […]

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Cancer survivor Raquel Gomez: ‘Nobody’s gonna take my smile away from my face’

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Joys and worries — that’s how Raquel Gomez of Bartlett remembers 2013. It’s the year her second grandchild was born. The year her son made her cry with happiness because he got out of a gang. The year she proudly became an American citizen. And the year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was doing […]

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Millington celebrates Bartlett women’s 3 Wishes for Her organization

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Sylvia Cobble McKelvey knows better than most the healing power of helping others. McKelvey was grief-stricken after the death of her husband and was having trouble moving forward. She was approached by a young mother after church on Sunday about starting a Bible study. McKelvey set the idea aside until the next week, when the […]

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Triple Triumph: Coppage rebuilds phases of life to beat breast cancer

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The survival story of Rubystein Coppage took a Holy Trinity. She will proudly tell you the foundation of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit helped to rebuild her spiritually, mentally and physically during her battle with Breast Cancer. Back in 2016 Coppage was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer and took her first treatment on […]

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Saint Francis Healthcare to host Mammos ‘Til Midnight

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As part of their efforts to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Saint Francis Healthcare will host “Mammos ’Til Midnight.” These events will be at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett on Oct. 20 and at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis on Oct. 27. Extended appointment hours will be available from 4 p.m. until midnight for women to receive their annual […]

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Making Strides Walk set for Oct. 22

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Mid-South residents are urged to add Sunday, Oct. 22, to their calendars for the 17th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The regional event, which returns to the Liberty Bowl, helps to create a world without breast cancer. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the non-competitive 5K walk starts at 3 […]

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Bartlett woman recalls breast cancer diagnosis 20 years ago

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Twenty years have passed, but Andrea Petrowski of Bartlett remembers the stress of getting a breast cancer diagnosis. It’s a story she hasn’t told often because she prefers to focus on living a joyful life. She was a mom with two small children, recently separated from her husband and moved to Bartlett from Texas, when […]

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