Heredity isn’t the only way that families share health concerns. Many times, when you experience a health issue—or go through a trying medical situation with a family member—it is nearly impossible to keep the threat of it out of...
School recess is long gone, spring sports are canceled, playdates are obsolete, and it seems to rain every other day! Kids are spending more and more time doing stationary activities like watching tv, online learning, zoom calls with friends,...
During these uncertain time so many stressors are being thrown our way. Our anxiety levels are out the roof, and it is our responsibility as mothers and wives to set the emotional tone of the house. When we're stressed,...
It's easy to focus on the challenging nature of life under quarantine: worrying about getting sick, missing family and friends, financial stress over canceled shifts/job loss, and the added difficulty of surprise homeschooling,  just to name a few. But after...
Fellow Memphians, I am a mom, a physician, and a researcher with a Master in Public Health. I am writing to share information that I hope will empower each of us to help our city withstand the approaching Covid-19 pandemic...
March 21st is World Down Syndrome day. Excited yet? Do you know what this day means? Have you heard of World Down Syndrome day? Do you know what to do? Down Syndrome entered my world on June 30, 2014. Before...
If you're anything like me, the scariest thing about a quarantine is being stuck at home all day with stir-crazy kids. Forget the toilet paper and hand sanitizer, I have 4 loud and crazy kids so I've been stocking...
Winter is almost over, but cold and flu season seems like it will never end this year. And with cold and flu season comes FEVER! I have been a pediatric ER nurse for many years and fever is one...
No one likes having to take sick days. However, there's a certain cruelty involved when you feel like death warmed over yet still have to do all the things. When I was a kid, I remember sick days as time...
I've been feeling bad for months. At first, it started out very subtle:  a little fatigue, slight stomach pains occasionally. I chalked it up to aging, bad diet, and lack of exercise. It never dawned on me to go...

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This summer, local business woman Cynthia Daniels made history with creating a virtual shopping event on Juneteenth, bringing together 100 black-owned businesses. Now Daniels...
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