Healthcare

Feature Story Christine Jones and her mother Irma (behind) walk down the hall toward an exam room while being seen at the Guthrie Primary Care Clinic in Smokey City, North Memphis. (Andrea Morales, 2017).

Healthcare has never been equitable and the pandemic is proof


Feature Story Kenzie Cleaves stands inside a vacant unit in her North Memphis apartment complex that she said has been unsecured for over a year. Unsafe housing conditions can increase COVID-19-related deaths. (Ziggy Mack)

In poor communities, toxic housing is a risk factor for COVID-19 deaths


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Could COVID-19 end in better nurses?


Feature Story On February 7, “A Family Affair” will feature music, discussions, and games aimed at raising awareness of the need for organ donation among black Mid-Southerners. (Mid-South Transplant Foundation)

Memphis needs more African American organ donors.


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Healthcare is undeniably one of Memphis' great advantages. The region supports numerous hospitals, including top-ranked providers, and the city is known for its strong foundation in research, bioscience, orthopedics, medical devices, pediatric cancer, and infectious disease. Healthcare is our competitive strength and a gift that we export to the rest of the world; discoveries made here have helped push medicine forward. And with amazing local groups like the Church Health Center working to ensure access, Memphis is moving foward as a healthcare leader and a healthy community.