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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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Alzheimer’s center coming to Bartlett

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Free flu vaccine now available at Shelby County health clinics

Influenza vaccine is now available at no cost at all of the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) clinics while supplies last. No appointment is necessary. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise specified below. Galloway Clinic, 757 Galloway Hickory Hill Clinic, 6590 Kirby Center Cove Millington Clinic, 8225 Highway 51 N. Immunization […]

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Part 4: Good test results buoy teacher with cancer

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth part of the occasional “Learning to Live Again” series on Dianne Young, the Bolton High School yearbook sponsor who learned in April 2013 that she has a rare form of brain cancer. By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Bolton High School teacher Dianne Young is managing monthly rounds of exhausting […]

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Lifeblood honors 2013 volunteers

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Lifeblood and the Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland Donor Council recognized its 2013 group and individual volunteers at a holiday reception on Dec. 12. Olympus Surgical Technologies’ employee Susan McCullough was named Volunteer of the Year for her exceptional work organizing four blood drives in 2013. Youth Villages received the Group Achievement Award for employers and […]

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett accredited as chest pain center

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has received chest pain center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). “Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is dedicated to providing comprehensive health care to our community,” said Jeremy Clark, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett chief executive officer. “In addition to adding new beds, our facility expansion in 2012 allowed us to provide additional […]

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