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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital names James R. Downing, MD, CEO to oversee a new era of expansion, growth

St Jude - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Downing, internationally recognized as a genome sequencing pioneer and member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, becomes sixth leader to serve at hospital’s helm. (James Downing, MD)
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Ha! Laughter is the best medicine

CNN Health News - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:41am
Scott Weems, author of "Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why," speaks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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Brain stimulator offers relief from Parkinson's

Commerical Appeal Health and Fitness - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 9:52pm
Tom Brooke isn’t just grateful for what he has, he’s grateful for what he doesn’t have.
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Success Story: Office weight-loss contest sparked lifestyle change for Donna Curle

Commerical Appeal Health and Fitness - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 9:45pm
Donna Curle found some added motivation to lose weight at her place of employment.
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Chronic stress hurts memory

CNN Health News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:47am
Ever been late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Your brain has a very good excuse.
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Good habits for a healthy gut

CNN Health News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 2:08pm
The probiotic bacteria that live in your stomach and intestines help regulate digestion, safeguard your immunity, and even help maintain your weight. Here's how to cultivate the best flora for overall health.
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Mechanism discovered for attaching an “on” switch that helps cells accessorize proteins

St Jude - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:00pm
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists advance understanding of how cells manage their vast array of proteins and how system failures can lead to cancer and other diseases. (Brenda Schulman, PhD)
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Overton Park event aimed at raising awareness, resources for postpartum depression

Commerical Appeal Health and Fitness - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:00am
Memphis will join more than 115 cities around the world on Saturday in hosting a symbolic climb to raise awareness of postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. According to a recent study, 1 in 7 women experiences depression during the year after she gives birth, and 1 in 5 of that segment has thoughts of harming herself.
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Doctors revise orders on nontraditional techniques

Commerical Appeal Health and Fitness - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 8:00pm
Acupuncture, meditation, massage and yoga are not typically what the doctor orders,but that's changing as more mainstream medical practitioners incorporate therapies once considered alternative into their conventional practices.
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Health and fitness calendar

Commerical Appeal Health and Fitness - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:00pm
Health & Fitness calendar of events:
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Success Story: Yoga classes lead to weight loss, peace of mind

Commerical Appeal Health and Fitness - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:00pm
After starting yoga, Susan Siano's life began to change. She lost weight, and after the first month or so, she noticed a difference in her peace of mind.
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