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Federal funding will put more skilled nurses in rural, underserved areas of the Mid-South

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Two university’s in Memphis have been selected to receive federal funding to go towards creating programs to put nurse practitioners in rural, underserved areas of the Mid-South. Both the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center have been selected to receive $2.7 million each. That funding will help create new nursing… Read More


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Law enforcement and a geneticist explain there isn’t enough research to suggest effectiveness of CBD

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and a geneticist with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center said there needs to be more research done to show how effective CBD can be as a medical treatment. Megan Mulligan is an assistant professor at UTHSC and has done research on the effects of THC and CBD. CBD… Read More


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LOCAL HEALTH ALERT: Heat Stroke

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LOCAL HEALTH ALERT: With super hot temps and “real-feels” in the triple digits, healthcare professionals are urging everyone to take extra steps to prevent heat stroke and heat exhaustion. I sat down with Dr. Margaret Hartig with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center who tells me there’s more preventative measures you should take aside… Read More


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New report lists UTHSC as one of the safest college campuses in the U.S.

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In wake of Tuesday’s deadly shooting at the University of North Carolina, a new report lists the safest college campuses in the country. Memphis’ University of Tennessee Health Science Center is ranked in the top 10 according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Wednesday, the director of Tennessee Emergency Management Agency got… Read More


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 UTHSC Receives $1 Million Grant From Assisi Foundation For Mobile Stroke Unit

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received a $1-million grant from the Assisi Foundation of Memphis for its mobile stroke unit. On average, the mobile stroke unit is about 72 minutes faster at treating a stroke victim than a regular ambulance. As local 24’s Tish Clark explains, those minutes can be the difference between… Read More


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UTHSC Dental Students Help Give Local Kids A Smile With Free Dental Services

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It was a special treat for kids Thursday in the Memphis Medical District. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry hosted Give Kids A Smile Day. It’s part of a national event for the American Dental Association to provide free oral health services to underserved children. But the faculty says the event… Read More


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UTHSC Students, Faculty, and Staff Take A Stand Against Hate

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Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff members signed banners with the words, “hate has no place at UTHSC” and “UTHSC is united against hate.” Thursday’s observance comes after several high-profile hate crimes in the country, including the recent mass shooting at a Jewish synagogue in Pennsylvania.


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$300,000 Grant Helps To Fund UTHSC Research For Cure For Pancreatic Cancer

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A $300,000 grant is aimed at helping find a cure for pancreatic cancer. University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been researching a cure for years, but thanks to this grant from the Kosten Foundation for pancreatic cancer, they are one step closer.