Coronavirus Symptoms, Spreading and Your Protection

By Noah Higgins-Dunn @Higginsdunn Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans and includes other severe diseases from the...

Black Leaders Call Out Big Insurance Over Surprise Medical Billing

By Hazel Trice Edney NASHVILLE, TN— Prominent figures in the African-American community are calling on Congress to rein in large insurance companies as lawmakers look...

Ex-CDC head Tom Frieden says kids may be secret coronavirus carriers

The ex-director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the deadly coronavirus may be “impossible” to contain — and that kids...

Diversity Leads to Better Medicine

From Staff Reports  NASHVILLE, TN — Davidson County area residents are being asked to help national health researchers increase diversity in medical data and thereby...

Meharry to Provide Free Dental Care at Oral Health Day on...

NASHVILLE, TN — Meharry, in collaboration with Remote Area Medical, will provide free cleanings, fillings, extractions and dental x-rays to improve oral health across...

Big Insurance Must Help End Surprise Medical Billing

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA President/CEO NNPA NEWSWIRE — It is a serious financial problem that far too many African-Americans - from impoverished individuals...

Barbershops Targeted to Improve Health of Black Men

Black men with high blood pressure could benefit from a research study beginning this month to check their vitals while they are getting a...

Health Workers Launch Program to Educate Inmates on Breast Health

NASHVILLE, TN — On January 25, inmates at the Tennessee Prison for Women Transition Center attended a 1-hour course on breast health led by...

VUMC Tops in Nation for Number of Heart Transplants in 2019

NASHVILLE, TN — VUMC performed a record 118 heart transplants last year — 96 adult and 22 pediatric patients — topping the previous year’s...

What is a Tongue Scraper?

A tongue scraper is a tool used to help clean your tongue. It is designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, and dead...

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