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St. Jude wins $130 million contract to improve flu vaccine

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has won a national contract to create a flu vaccine that will be as effective for people with underlying conditions, including obesity, as the healthy. “It’s going to be a challenge,” said Dr. Chasity Shelton, assistant dean in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy. “The researchers… Read More


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Assistant surgeon general visit first in UTHSC history

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In a world of rising opioid addiction, vaping and oral cancers, 2019 is the year of oral health, says Rear Admiral Timothy Ricks, both the chief dental officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and the nation’s assistant surgeon general.


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‘Party with a cause’ 

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Members and allies of the Mid-South LGBTQ community gathered Downtown to celebrate Memphis Pride Fest on Saturday afternoon. Companies and organizations from in and around Memphis that participated in the event included International Paper, ServiceMaster, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, AutoZone and more. Each had employees on-hand to deliver a message of inclusion.


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UTHSC study affirms link between air pollution, IQ loss, suggests folate could help

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For more than a decade, researchers have suspected air pollution reduces IQ in humans, and the results show up as early as age 4 from in utero exposure. Now, it’s possible that more fresh produce, including leafy salads, sides of greens or oranges in mothers’ lunchboxes, could help mitigate the seriousness. Frances A. Tylavsky, a… Read More


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Memphis brainpower counters attacks of trauma, distress on a generation of young victims

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SPECIAL REPORT: Families get help in protecting kids from the factors that might put them at risk


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Curtains to rise on Shelby County Youth Advocacy Center

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In a few weeks, a pilot program that has taken years of research, planning and preparation will launch, with resources in place to decrease the number of young people who come in contact with the Shelby County juvenile justice system. Previously called the Shelby County Youth Assessment Center, the renamed Shelby County Youth Advocacy Center… Read More


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UTHSC adds meditative stress-busters to community of the stressed

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Monday, the first full day of the first full week of classes in many high-stress graduate programs in health sciences, the treadmills and ellipticals were humming in the workout room in the Student Alumni Center at 800 Madison. Around the corner in the Schreier Auditorium, dozens and dozens of students and staff were breathing quietly,… Read More


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College students return to school at campuses across Memphis

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One of the sweetest back-to-school stories this week played out at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Friday afternoon when 170 new medical students put on their new white coats in a ceremony playing out in medical schools everywhere as fall semesters begin. The ceremony for University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of… Read More