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  Doctors ask Supreme Court to strike down Trump abortion rule

The nation’s largest doctors' group on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to strike down a Trump administration rule that’s had a far-reaching impact on family planning by prohibiting taxpayer-funded clinics from referring women for abortions.

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

Virus-shocked Hollywood gets break with streaming services

  Memphis International Airport sees passenger decrease during coronavirus pandemic

Walmart, Apple, others revise paid sick leave in face of coronavirus

Mo. attorney general files suit against man for selling fake ‘coronavirus cure

CVS Pharmacy offering free prescription delivery during outbreak

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Bentonville Film Festival moving date, citing virus concern

  Flu kills 20K Americans, children hardest hit

Arkansas Department of Education adds AMI days to prevent coronavirus outbreak

Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid coronavirus concerns

Kroger limiting orders of sanitization, cold and flu products

  New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

Are disinfectants effective on coronavirus?

The disinfectants are thought to be effective against the novel coronavirus, but it has not been scientifically proven.

  Globe braces for long battle against coronavirus as cases spread

Crews are scrubbing everything from money to buses and quarantines are in effect in places from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to an uninhabited island in the Pacific as the fight against the new virus continues.

US flu outbreak eases, deaths hit 16K

Rates among children and young adults remain higher than in recent flu seasons.

Jimmy John’s in trouble with FDA for repeatedly selling recalled ingredients

Jimmy John's is accused of putting contaminated clover sprouts and cucumbers on sandwiches sold in Iowa in November and December 2019.

Missouri joins multi-state investigation of JUUL Labs

  22nd Annual Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon raises $402,376.46

  Jay Bouwmeester releases statement following heart procedure

Missouri opioid tracking bill still faces roadblocks

Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

  Flu season so far: 12K deaths, 22M sick

At least 200 infected with Norovirus after visiting casino in Louisiana

People are contagious up to three weeks after symptoms are gone.

  The Price of Living

The price of insulin has skyrocketed, even though nothing has changed with its formula, according to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

Scammers may use coronavirus to hook victims

Disregard online offers for vaccinations against coronavirus because a vaccine does not exist.

FDA tells Purell to stop making unproven health claims

The FDA says Purell claims on its website that the over-the-counter hand sanitizer is an effective way of preventing Ebola, MRSA, VRE, norovirus, flu and Candida auris, but there's no clinical proof.

  US flu deaths climb to 8,200: Most cases in children, young adults

The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 15 million flu illnesses, 140,000 hospitalizations and 8,200 deaths from flu.

Mo. Dept. of Health and Senior Services issues 10 certifications for medical marijuana testing facilities.

It was decided earlier in 2019 that 10 facilities would be licensed throughout Missouri.

148 deer in Tennessee test positive for deadly disease

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says 148 deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease so far this season.

It’s flu season: Here’s how to protect yourself

The first line of defense is a flu shot, but a good diet and hygiene are important, too.

Hepatitis A outbreak tied to berries spreads to 1 more state

A hepatitis A outbreak tied to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores now includes 16 confirmed cases in six states

Arkansas may revoke retailers’ inactive medical pot licenses

Arkansas officials say licenses for inoperable medical marijuana dispensaries may not be reissued in June when they’re up for renewal

From patient to nurse: Cancer survivor emphasizes the importance of the St. Jude mission ahead of marathon weekend

Ashley McTyre was just 10 years old when she became a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. She says the doctors and nursing staff made all the difference for her.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

Missouri proposes ban on pot companies paying taxes in cash

Missouri's health department wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes, fines or fees in cash

Arkansas Department of Human Services to shutter 4 offices

The Arkansas Department of Human Services is closing offices in four counties across the state by the end of 2020.

  DHS takes temporary control of Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab; facility still in receivership

The Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab came to DHS’s attention after employees weren’t paid on Sept. 23.

Missouri health chief thinks abortion clinic deal possible

Missouri's health department director says he believes an agreement can be reached with Planned Parenthood that would keep open Missouri's only abortion clinic

  Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about a recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets. The medication is being recalled due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.

  DEA approves vaping pens, e-cigs for Drug Take-Back drop-off

Oct. 26 was National Drug Take-Back Day, and the Drug Enforcement Administration is now allowing new drug products to be disposed of at take-back locations.

Report: Obesity rising among Arkansas state, school workers

A report shows the obesity rate in Arkansas has increased among state and public school employees and their spouses

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Johnson & Johnson agrees to $117M multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs, by not fully disclosing their risks.

  First vaping-related death reported in Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health reported the first vaping-related death in the state.

JPD holding E-Cig & Vape ‘take back’

On a day that’s usually held to dispose of prescription drugs, is now being targeted to also dispose of E-cigarettes and vaping devices.

  Lawmakers, hospital officials work to better serve Northeast Arkansas

Arkansas State University hosted a joint meeting between doctors and lawmakers to discuss how to get more doctors in rural parts of the state, and moving patients away from emergency room care.

Trump signs Autism CARES Act

The bill will bring more funding to research.

Tennessee lawmakers split on red flag laws as gun violence survivor pleads for action

Gun control has the Tennessee delegation at odds on Capitol Hill in Washington.

CVS removing Zantac from stores amid cancer worries

The move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said acid-reducing medicines with ranitidine contain low levels of an impurity that could cause cancer.

Southeast nursing students achieve perfect pass rate on licensure exam

Southeast said this is not the first time their Department of Nursing graduates have received the high score.

4 families sue over Missouri vaccine requirements

Four Missouri families who don't want to vaccinate their children allege in a lawsuit that the children's schools and state health officials have made it increasingly difficult to file religious exemptions

  Arkansas Senate leader proposes new vaping tax, regulations

Arkansas' Senate president is proposing a new tax and regulations on vaping products, and hopes the governor will call lawmakers back to the Capitol to take up the issue.

Some young adults may not be immune from the mumps

Some young adults who received the MMR vaccine as children are no longer immune to it.

  Tests of Overton Park lake water find algae toxins that could be harmful to dogs

On the day of testing, park officials say toxin levels were in the EPA’s non-harmful range for humans but it could be dangerous for dogs because they are more likely to ingest the water.

More than 2,100 seek to operate medical marijuana facilities

Missouri has received more than 2,100 applications from businesses that want to run medical marijuana facilities.

About 25,000 pounds of raw beef recalled

The government agency calls the raw beef products by American Beef Packers, Inc., “unfit for human consumption.”

Can nicotine help patients suffering from memory loss?

While a cure is the ultimate hope, some are researching ways to delay the start of the disease.

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting family planning program

Planned Parenthood and several other providers withdrew from the Title X program rather than comply with a newly implemented rule prohibiting participating clinics from referring women for abortions.

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

The USDA classifies the health risk as "high."

US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed 13 new warnings that would appear on all cigarettes, including images of cancerous neck tumors, diseased lungs and feet with amputated toes.

Walgreens to close about 200 stores

The retailer doesn’t plan to announce which stores will close but said they are in areas that have multiple locations.

  Healthy sleep habits are the key to a successful school year, says pediatrician

Hugs and high fives can get any kid’s day going on the right foot, but doctors say sleep is the key to a successful school year.

  World’s first voice box reconstruction performed in Memphis

A team of doctors at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital are making history.

More people are dying from drugs in urban areas than in rural ones, CDC says

The conclusion reverses a trend for most of the last decade, in which there were more drug overdose deaths in rural areas of the country.

Fayette County teen recovering from nearly fatal blood clot likely caused by birth control

A rare complication from birth control nearly took the life of a Fayette County teen.

City of Jonesboro opening cooling centers

The City of Jonesboro is opening cooling centers for the public to use during the excessive heatwave.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to develop dementia versus those with low genetic risk and good habits, researchers reported Sunday.

1st baby in US born from dead donor’s transplanted womb

These transplants were pioneered by a Swedish doctor who did the first successful one five years ago.

Stevie Wonder says he’s getting a kidney transplant in fall

The 69-year-old music legend said he was speaking out to quell rumors and sought to reassure fans that he would be okay.

Southeast Mo. counties pre-file for medical marijuana applications

Several southeast Missouri counties pre-filed for medical marijuana applications.

  Woman dies after contracting flesh eating bacteria

Woman dies after contracting flesh eating bacteria

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

  U.S. measles count reaches 1,077

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reported 1,077 measles cases this year through June 20, up 33 from the last update.

‘Lactation pod’ to give privacy for mothers at FedExForum

Shelby County and the Memphis Grizzlies are working with Mamava to open "lactation pods" at FedExForum.

Missouri denies clinic’s abortion license

Missouri's health department has declined to renew a license to perform abortions for the state's lone clinic, but the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate can continue to perform the procedure for now

Le Bonheur named Best Children’s Hospital

For the ninth year, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in the U.S.

Frozen spinach recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Sprouts Farmers Market of Phoenix, Arizona recalled frozen cut leaf spinach conventional and organic 16 ounce bags. They were manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon.

  Kroger to begin selling CBD products in 17 states including Kentucky, Indiana

The Kroger Co. is joining the growing list of retailers selling CBD products.

Missouri AG Eric Schmitt expands opioid lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a motion to add more claims to Missouri’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and other defendants.

  West Nile discovered in mosquitoes in Shelby County

The mosquitoes were found in the 38115 and 38118 zip codes and are the first traces of the virus to be found in the county in 2019.