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Blood donors can honor Bartlett resident with needed donations

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Summer is often the most challenging time of year for Lifeblood, as the need for blood is high but donations are low. To counteract this, Lifeblood’s Bartlett Arlington Lakeland Donor (BALD) Council is inviting friends and family to honor Bartlett resident Larry Hilbun’s 80th birthday in a way that is near and dear to Larry’s […]

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Play it safe for July 4 holiday

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July 4 is a time for celebration, whether it’s a family get together in the backyard or a trip out of town for some R and R. With all the fun going on, we sometimes forget about the dangers July 4th merrymaking can bring. Fireworks, swimming pools and hot temperatures can all put a damper […]

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Lifeblood celebrates donors’ generous hearts

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Lifeblood’s fifth annual Donor Fest celebration, an event designed to thank Lifeblood’s donors, took place on Saturday at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Memphis. The event highlighted Lifeblood’s donors as well as the celebration of World Blood Donor Day. World Blood Donor Day serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood […]

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Healthy Shelby 5K Run/Walk & Family Festival slated June 28

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Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr. will host the second annual Healthy Shelby 5K Run/Walk and Family Festival to  raise awareness for healthy lifestyles. The June 28 event starts at 8 a.m. on North Pine Lake Drive near the Mullins Station Road entrance to Shelby Farms Park. There will also be a health vendor […]

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Autism Facts

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An estimated 1 in 68 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The number is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates (1 in 88 children in 2012). The number varies from 1 in 175 children in Alabama to 1 in 45 children in New Jersey. ASD is almost five times more common among boys than […]

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Autism event touts advances, treatment, hope

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Parenting an autistic child — or navigating life as an autistic adult yourself — isn’t easy in a world where few people immediately recognize and understand this disorder. The 2014 Midsouth Autism Conference aims to educate families and professionals on the latest information to help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The event, organized by Transformations Autism […]

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A day for squeals at Saint Francis-Bartlett

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Saint Francis to celebrate 10 years of service

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett will be celebrating a decade of health care with fun activities that are open to the public. On Saturday, May 31, the hospital will host a free community carnival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attractions will include rides, games, music and other activities for the entire family. A food truck rodeo will […]

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Arlington relay raises $60K to fight cancer

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The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Arlington on May 3 raised $60,525 to help fight cancer. Seventeen teams, totaling 241 participants, dedicated the evening to honoring cancer survivors, remembering those who have passed away, and raising funds and awareness to defeat the disease. Activities included an opening ceremony at 6 p.m., a […]

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett gets safety award

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group. This group is an independent hospital industry watchdog whose Board Members include FedEx Corporation and Memphis Business Group on Health. Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is one of just four hospitals in the Memphis area to receive an “A” grade. The […]

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Methodist North to host health festival April 26

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Methodist North Hospital will host its annual Community Health Festival on Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3960 New Covington Pike. “We are concerned about our community’s health,” said Gyasi Chisley, Methodist North Hospital CEO. “This free event will provide awareness of important health issues and inspire families to make healthy lifestyle choices.” […]

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Course offered Feb. 19-20 on orthotics and prosthetics

Professionals who provide orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) to patients are invited to attend a free half-day introductory course in Memphis in February. The course is titled “Clinical Management and Orthotic Application Influencing Gait Biomechanics in Patients with Neurological Conditions,” and it is presented by Wolfchase Limb & Brace and Trulife. The course offers an overview […]

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