Publisher: Fox 13


COVID cases surge as students head back to the classrooms

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Dr. Sandy Arnold, the chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Le Bonheur Children’s hospital, urges parents not to panic. “I think for kids, COVID has turned out to not be a very serious disease, but I don’t want to underplay it because I still think it is important that children are vaccinated,” she said. “I… Read More


UTHSC Center on Developmental Disabilities gets $3-million support grant

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The UTHSC Center on Developmental Disabilities has received a five-year, $3.03 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living to continue serving as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). According to a July 12th release, the grant will support several model projects, including the Relative Caregiver Program, the Scottish-Rite Communication Disorders… Read More


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s All Kids Academy schools children in hospital care

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All Kids Academy, an innovative program that delivers specialized schooling to hospitalized children, recently launched at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, in partnership with The University of Memphis and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital names 1st neuroscience chair recipient

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Institute James Wheless, MD, was recently named the first recipient of the Tom Horton and Donna Wiener Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, thanks to a transformational gift from the Martha, Bowen and Tommy Horton Family and Joy Wiener. Wheless is also professor and… Read More


UTHSC College of Nursing expands partnerships

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Nursing’s added three colleges to their enrollment program. Panership Enrollment Programs (PEP) has now eight colleges in the Mid-South and New Orleans.


U.S. files suit against Memphis hospitals for unlawful kickbacks scheme involving local clinic

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The United States has filed suit against Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) and Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals (Methodist) for paying unlawful kickbacks to a local clinic in exchange for patient referrals. A release from the Department of Justice said the hospitals violated the False Claims Act (FCA) and Anti-Kickback Statue (AKS) by… Read More


Doctors fight to ensure stroke patients get access to medications they need

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Two Mid-South doctors are fighting to ensure that stroke patients continue to get access to medications they need to stay alive. The issue is insurance companies such as CVS Caremark are offering alternative medications that the two doctors say are not as effective and could be dangerous. The drug being denied to some patients is… Read More


Local doctor gives back to Ukrainian children and families through telemedicine

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Russian airstrikes are becoming an all-too-common experience for people living in Ukraine. Just last week, a children’s hospital was destroyed in a targeted attack. Now, a Memphis doctor born in Ukraine is stepping up to help children who need care through telemedicine. Dr. Anthony Sheyn works with St. Jude and Le Bonheur… Read More