Health

Health department announces new medical director, health officer

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department announced Friday that Dr.  W. David Bryan will join the department as medical director and health officer since Dr. Tony Emison's retirement. According to a news release, Bryan will be responsible…

Local medical center offers COVID-19 testing

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Christ Community Health Services in east Jackson offered free drive-up COVID-19 testing on Friday. Providers and lab techs from the center administered the tests. Not just anyone can…

Local businesses pitch in to feed nurses

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The coronavirus pandemic has caused millions across the world to separate, and on the other hand it’s bringing Americans together, to be there for one another in a time of…

Churches, universities prepare for coronavirus impacts

JACKSON, Tenn.--Although there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Madison County, the virus could impact our area in other ways. With 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tennessee, how does it impact…

CWD confirmed in additional West Tennessee counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Three counties in Tennessee have received a status change for Chronic Wasting Disease. In a news release, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced that Haywood and Chester Counties have become CWD-positive after a deer tested positive for…

Health officials say flu cases on the rise

JACKSON, Tenn -- Health officials say this year the flu is worst than normal. Medical Director, Dr. Peter Gardner, of Physicians Quality Care says they have been seeing an extra 75 to…

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…

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…

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