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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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Children: Send us your best turkey recipes!

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Children have the funniest ideas about holiday traditions and the process of cooking. We thought it would be fun to find out what your kids thinks about preparing the main dish for Thanksgiving. Ask your young ones to explain “How to Cook a Turkey” and send it in to us. We want to read their […]

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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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American Legion Post 249 donates to BHS Band

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Boy Scouts open doors to girls as Girl Scouts’ local council objects

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It’s not new for girls to participate in the Boy Scouts of America — the Exploring and Venturing programs have allowed girls in for about 40 years. The news in 2017 is that they can enter as Cub Scouts and Scouts, and they can advance to the rank of Eagle Scout. “Girls have always kind of […]

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Breast implants carry very low risk of causing cancer

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Cosmetic surgery to address anything from wrinkles to abdominal fat has become more acceptable in recent decades. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that, since 2000, overall procedures have risen by 115 percent. Although procedures like lower body lifts and nose reshaping remain popular, breast augmentation was the most common of the 1.7 million […]

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Cancer survivor Raquel Gomez: ‘Nobody’s gonna take my smile away from my face’

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Joys and worries — that’s how Raquel Gomez of Bartlett remembers 2013. It’s the year her second grandchild was born. The year her son made her cry with happiness because he got out of a gang. The year she proudly became an American citizen. And the year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was doing […]

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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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Bartlett High’s 2017 Homecoming Court

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Bartlett’s Pride! Bartlett High’s band earns honors on Sept. 30

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