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L.A. Fitness ribbon cutting

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Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett welcomes first baby of 2018

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The staff at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett welcomed their first baby of 2018 when Khazi Robbins was born at 5:59 p.m. on January 1. Khazi’s parents are Kierra Smith and Domonick Robbins of Sommerville. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. “January 1 was actually my predicted due date, so I […]

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Bartlett Rec Center’s Aerobathon

Many braved the freezing conditions during the first week of 2018 to attend the Bartlett Recreation Center tradition of the Aerobathon. Those who were brave enough to take the challenge participated in Zumba, Yoga, Body Fit, Core Condition and much more. For more information about the Bartlett Recreation Center located at 7700 Flaherty Place, call […]

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Lifeblood urges donors to become a First Blood Responder

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MEMPHIS — Just like first responder groups, our blood supply must be at-the-ready when patients need it. Lifeblood is asking for donors to pledge to be a First Blood Responder and donate three times in 2018, starting in January. First Blood Responders will help ensure that blood is already at the hospital BEFORE emergencies and disasters […]

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BRC to host annual Aerobathon Jan. 6

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Eager to try a new exercise format or just needing a morning of cross training? The Bartlett Recreation Center has the ultimate “try it out” morning arranged for you. The annual Aerobathon will be 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 at the BRC. It gives guests the opportunity to participate in a variety of group […]

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TRICARE restores in-network access at Saint Francis

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Saint Francis Healthcare has announced that as of Jan. 1, 2018, all beneficiaries covered under Humana TRICARE will have in-network access to its hospitals and physician clinics. The new agreement extends to the following healthcare providers: Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Saint Francis Medical Partners physician practices MedPost Urgent Care “We are pleased that […]

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How aging adults can maintain their mental acuity

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Aging is associated with or linked to a host of mental and physical side effects. For example, many adults expect their vision to deteriorate as they grow older. Such a side effect can be combated with routine eye examinations that may indicate a need for a stronger eyeglass prescription, a relatively simple solution that won’t […]

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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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