News and Music Discovery
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Some crews will be doing work on our WKMT transmitter in Water Valley this Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. 89.5 FM will be off the air starting at 9am each of those days. We're sorry for the disruption. The WKMS main signal and other signals will not be affected.

Melania Trump To Visit Children's Hospital In Tennessee

Regine Mahaux, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Melania Trump will receive a briefing on neonatal abstinence syndrome when she visits a Tennessee children's hospital this week.

The first lady's Tuesday visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville is tied to her "Be Best" initiative. Mrs. Trump unveiled the initiative at the White House in May and said it will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.

The White House says the first lady will participate in a roundtable discussion on neonatal abstinence syndrome, which occurs when a baby withdraws from drugs — usually opioids — that they were exposed to in the womb. The powerful class of painkillers is driving the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in U.S. history.

She'll also tour a neonatal intensive care unit and visit with patients.

Related Content