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St. Jude Patients Fighting Cancer Bond with Inspiration4 Crew Live from Space: 'It's Just Amazing'

Inspiration4 is living up to their name hundreds of miles away in space. On Thursday, the all-civilian crew — including commander Jared Isaacman, 38, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux, 29, pilot Dr. Sian Proctor, 51, and mission specialist Christopher Sembroski, 41 — video-called St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to share their experience aboard SpaceX's Resilience capsule with several children fighting cancer in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Memphis mayor speaks on his bout with COVID as he isolates

It’s been nearly a week since the mayor of Memphis announced he tested positive for COVID-19. Last Friday, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tweeted that he had been vaccinated and he was isolating as a precaution. We talked to Strickland about his bout with coronavirus in the city’s ongoing fight against...
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Opinion | At least Shelby County teenagers understand the need for the vaccine | Otis Sanford

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s a good thing that Shelby County High School students are not listening to Republican state lawmakers on vaccinating teenagers against COVID-19. It’s also good that these same lawmakers and Tennessee’s governor can’t punish the teenagers the way they did a state health official for trying to encourage teens to get vaccinated.
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BTH: Shelby County Schools and COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelby County Schools (SCS) Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Angela Whitelaw join host Eric Barnes and Daily Memphian reporter Daja Henry on this week's Behind the Headlines. Tennesee now requires students in the 3rd grade to perform at grade level by the end of the school year...
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Memphis COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Memphis: 1. 814 Jefferson Ave 901-222-7468; 2. 6019 Walnut Grove Rd 866-941-4785; 3. 1331 Union Ave Suite 1000 901-289-2582; 4. 6084 Apple Tree Dr #10 901-779-6500; 5. 5055 Stage Rd (901) 266-5130; 6. 3502 Park Ave (901) 324-1050; 7.
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Dr. Dagogo-Jack authors new text aimed at helping doctors treat diabetes

In health news, diabetes is a major problem in the Mid-South. A Memphis specialist is getting national attention for an all-encompassing new textbook that is expected to greatly help doctors treat preexisting condition that can lead to that deadly disease and many others. Friday morning, we were live with Doctor...
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Cooper-Young Festival returns with precautions in place

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — We are less than 24 hours away from the start of the Cooper Young festival. As the final preparations are underway, concerns about COVID has forced some vendors to make difficult decisions. For Danny Andreimi, this festival is opportunity to make up for what has been a...
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The Latest: American Samoa reports first case of coronavirus

PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA -- American Samoa reported its first case of coronavirus on Friday. The U.S. territory’s acting governor and health officials said the islands’ first case of COVID-19 was of a resident who returned to America Samoa from Hawaii this week. The infected traveler flew in on Monday,...
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