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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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A pregnant pause: perspective from a mother diagnosed while expecting

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Foreword by Graham Sweeney, editor of The Shelby Sun Times and The Collierville Independent: My wife, Shannon, was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer in August 2014 at the age of 36. She was pregnant with our second child at the time. Doctors scheduled a lumpectomy for October in order to establish the best possible […]

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Understanding breast cancer

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s important to understand some basics: What is breast cancer and how does it happen? In this weekly section of the newspaper, readers can learn how breast cancer develops, how many people get breast cancer, what factors can increase risk for getting breast […]

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Trail enhanced for Agricenter visitors

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Bartlett hospital responds to ED ruling in Arlington

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Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) ruled on Aug. 23 to deny a Certificate of Need request from Baptist Memorial Hospital for a freestanding emergency department in Arlington. In response, Chris Locke, CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, released the following statement: “We are pleased with the Agency’s decision and agree that Baptist’s application does […]

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Get your family moving and boost fitness

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Regular exercise is an important part of helping to keep your family healthy and strong. Indeed, physical activity can help you live longer, improve your mood, reduce your risk for life-threatening diseases and strengthen bones and muscles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September 30 is Family Health and Fitness Day USA, […]

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New treatments for PTSD help military vets

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When U.S. servicemen and women return from war, they often return home plagued by anxiety, depression and sometimes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced shocking, frightening or dangerous events. And while the number of affected veterans is high, emerging treatments are improving their chances for recovery. […]

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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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