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Saint Francis-Bartlett honors doctors March 30

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett honored its physicians on March 30, which is recognized as National Doctors’ Day. In addition to a luncheon featuring a Superheroes theme, the event also marked an opportunity to present the Physician of the Year award and Physician Leadership award. Katherine Allan, M.D., was named the Physician of the Year. Allan, an […]

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Punishing smoking employees doesn’t help them quit

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Statistics show that smoking employees cost employers $6,000 more than non-smoking employees. This is for health reasons as well as issues of “presentism,” when an employee is present but not truly working (such as if they’re off having a smoke break). In an attempt to even out this hefty cost, some states allow insurance companies […]

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SBA to train whole school in CPR

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Through a grant received from the Speer Charitable Trust and support from the Red Cross and Baptist Hospital, St. Benedict at Auburndale High School has begun training the entire school (faculty, staff and student body) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). St. Benedict is reported to be the only school in the state training each person associated […]

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Memphis listed among fattest U.S. cities

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Memphis now ranks fourth among the fattest cities in the U.S., according to the WalletHub website. With March being National Nutrition Month and Americans collectively spending up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018’s Fattest Cities in America. In order to call attention to […]

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Healthier Bartlett sets goals to aid community

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Arlington High teams with UT-Martin to provide nursing course

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Arlington High School, in partnership with the University of Tennessee at Martin, has announced the expansion of its Health Science Career Cluster to now include pre-nursing. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, students will have the opportunity to enroll in the “Special Topics: Pre-Nursing” class as a dual enrollment course worth three college-level credits. “We […]

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Ribbon cutting for Bartlett Medical Spa

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Tenn. moves Workers’ Comp cases online

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) now uses an innovative new system that allows attorneys and self-represented litigants to file documents without printing copies or traveling to BWC offices across the state. The new TNComp electronic filing system allows all parties to file contested case pleadings in a more efficient and cost-effective […]

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Ask the experts: What’s your best medical advice?

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MEMPHIS — We caught up with experts from Methodist Hospital North to ask for their best piece of medical advice. Here’s what they said. “Follow up with your primary care physician to stay on top of your health.” — Amara Elochukwu, M.D., hospitalist “Get involved with your medical care and keep copies of all your […]

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National water quality study includes Shelby County

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The Environmental Working Group, a watchdog organization, has released a nationwide study of water testing results around the United States, including Shelby County. The study focuses on the carcinogenic chemical chromium 6, which was found locally, and also mentions other contaminants. A spokesman for EWG has stated that the chromium values found in Shelby County […]

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Lifeblood donors to get box of Girl Scout cookies

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Donating blood and cookies go hand in hand, so Lifeblood has teamed up with the Girl Scouts to bring donors some of the best-loved cookies around. Now through Wednesday, Feb. 28, donors at a Lifeblood donor center will receive a box of Girl Scout cookies and a pair of “Kick Up Your Feet & Donate” […]

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L.A. Fitness ribbon cutting

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