Health

CDC says to get flu shot before end of October

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It is hot outside, but health care workers say flu season is here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting a flu shot. "The CDC says once…

Jackson hospital uses new robot for heart surgery

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A new robot could help save your life. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital recently purchased a Corindus Vascular Robotics CorPath GRX System. The machine allows cardiologists to make precise movements during heart surgery and gives physicians a close-up view…

9 Legionnaires' disease cases connected to Graceland hotel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Health officials say the number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at the hotel at Graceland has risen to nine. The Shelby County Health Department said in late June that four people contracted…

Health experts say flu season at its peak

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Statistics show flu cases are on the rise in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health said more than half of Tennessee’s 95 counties had at least one confirmed case in recent weeks. “Right now we're actually at…

Randy Travis advocates for stroke victims in Tennessee

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country star Randy Travis met with Tennessee lawmakers to raise awareness for stroke victims following his near-fatal stroke in 2013. Travis was at the state Capitol on Wednesday, hours before he was to be feted…

West Tennessee 'Goes Red' for heart health

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The focus of Friday and the month of February is heart health, a major cause of death in men and women. Christy Futrell with the American Heart Association…

Expiration dates: What do they really mean?

JACKSON, Tenn. -- We see them every day on our food and medicine — expiration dates. But do we really know the meaning behind them? "The expiration date is the label that's…

Highland Hospital says sale to Acadia is off

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Highland Hospital has announced it is not selling its facilities to Franklin, Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare. The sale was to include Highland's Kanawha City hospital. Highland's board of directors unanimously agreed to sell Kanawha City hospital three…

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