Doctors call the Mid-South the lung cancer mortality belt. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. While in recent years many regions are seeing declines in lung cancer deaths, the story in the Mid-South isn’t the same.
In conjunction with Veteran’s Day, new science for the American Heart Association is bringing attention to health disparities among female veterans when it comes to cardiovascular disease risk factors and outcomes.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services handed out roughly 130 grants with $1 million going to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to increase COVID-19 education and vaccine access in local underserved communities.
Action News 5′s Andrew Douglas spoke with Dr. Justin Dodson, assistant director of clinical services at Youth Village, on how parents navigate the difficult conversation after a 13-year-old was shot at Cumming K-8 Optional School.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Services says over 500,000 people in the state live in an area defined by the federal government as lacking the adequate number of health professionals to serve the population.