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UTHSC Ophthalmologists Warn Non-Prescription Costume Contact Lenses Can Be Hazardous for Your Eyes

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Aaron Waite, MD, shows a patient a close up of a corneal ulcer, the white mark in the center of the photo. Those costume contact lenses may make you look like a zombie on “The Walking Dead,” but doctors from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center warn that they… Read More


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College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Kicks off Global Health Initiative

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Two students  and administrators from the Medical University of Sofia in Bulgaria come to campus.   The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) welcomed dignitaries and two dental students from the Medical University of Sofia in Bulgaria in the first student exchange under a new Global Health Initiative. The… Read More


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Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Sept. 20-26 Aims to Raise Funds, Community Profile and Volunteers for 24-Hour Confidential Hotline

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Chancellor Steve Schwab speaking at the Memphis Crisis Center kick off

For more than 40 years, the Memphis Crisis Center has provided much-needed counseling to those in distress through a 24/7, volunteer-staffed hotline. But in the last few years, whether because of the economy or the troubled times, calls to the confidential lifeline (901-CRISIS7 or 901-274-7477) have gone up dramatically, from 14,103 in 2011 to 17,629… Read More


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BLUES Project Presents Annual Community Health Information Fair

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Infant Mortality Awareness Month Focus of Effort Memphis, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2013) – The BLUES Project, a community outreach and research project aimed at addressing the problem of infant mortality, is hosting its seventh-annual Happy Birthday, BLUES community health information fair Sept.10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hollywood Community Center, 1560 N.… Read More


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UTHSC Officially Names First Dermatology Department the Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology

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Rex Amonette, MD, and Robert Kaplan, MD Memphis, Tenn. (July 30, 2013) — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Dermatology Department in the College of Medicine has been officially named the Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology, in honor of Robert Kaplan, MD, and Rex Amonette, MD. Drs. Kaplan and Amonette, both UTHSC dermatology alumni,… Read More


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Definitely Downtown

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The UT Health Science Center is featured on Definitely Downtown, a TV show that portrays the lifestyle of those who live, work and play Downtown, all the while promoting what Downtown Memphis has to offer for those looking for a great time in the city.