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Inside The New State-Of-The-Art CHIPS Building At UTHSC

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Medical Students Get Virtual Reality Training at New UTHSC Building

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A new $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation opens this week at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The 45,000 square-foot facility is upgrading education and training for medical students and residents. The building includes virtual reality technology, so students can practice everything from ultrasounds to surgeries. It’s the only one… Read More


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Black Men In White Coats Youth Summit

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A new effort to encourage black men and women to pursue a career in medicine launched in Memphis Saturday. The number of black men working in medicine has dwindled over the past 40 years, according to health leaders. In 2017, 18 African American men enrolled at University of Tennessee Health Science Center compared to 92… Read More


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First-Of-Its-Kind Health Clinic Opens In Oakhaven

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UT Mobile Stroke Unit Saves Man Who Had Stroke on Plane

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Back in 2016, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis unveiled the Mobile Stroke Unit. The unit is needed in Memphis, as stroke is more prevalent in the mid-south than other parts of the country. Tuesday, it saved Gerry Sandlin’s life. “I’ve got thrown off a few planes before, but never like that,”… Read More


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The Opioid Epidemic in the Mid-South: How Bad Is It?

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You often hear about Memphis’ high homicide rate, but the rate at which people are dying from overdosing on opioids is just as alarming. The opioid epidemic is grabbing headlines. From Shelby County suing pharmaceutical companies to Donald Trump declaring the problem a health emergency. So how bad is it? According to the West Tennessee… Read More


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TN budget hearings: College tuition hikes & a warranty for your education

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For those of you paying for college at Tennessee schools, how does a less than 3% college tuition increase sound? Or a warranty for what you learn? Those are just some of the things that came out budget hearings Tuesday before Governor Bill Haslam. The Governor’s budget hearings every fall provide a window on spending… Read More


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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-wife of D.C. Sniper to Speak in Memphis About Abuse

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The ex-wife of the D.C. Sniper attacks is in Memphis talking about his three-week shooting rampage in Washington, D.C. that killed 17 people. The attacks happened 15 years ago, but what you may not know is she was the sniper’s intended target. Mildred Muhammad is hoping her story will encourage other domestic violence victims to… Read More