Publisher: Memphis Medical News


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Demand for Nurses Grows Despite Retention Efforts

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As the demand for nurses grows, some Mid-South hospitals have responded to the shortage with various recruitment and retention strategies. But despite the efforts, several experts say hospitals will continue to face staffing challenges because of the retirement of baby boomers, an aging population, and a shortage of nursing faculty in higher education. Memphis-area hospitals compete for… Read More


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Growth of Elderly Population Challenge for Physicians

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As a growing elderly population faces economic pressures and a societal shift in family dynamics, physicians now are facing different challenges when treating elderly patients as opposed to younger ones. According to several Mid-South physicians specializing in geriatric medicine, challenges include a lack of available family members to care for elderly relatives, polypharmacy and a shortage… Read More


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New UTHSC Building Could Change Health Care Education

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A 45,000-square-foot building under construction at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) could change the way healthcare education is delivered in Tennessee. When the new $36.7 million Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center opens in 2017, it will be one of the largest free-standing buildings in the country dedicated solely to healthcare simulation… Read More


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Seeking Treatment for ED Leads Many to Improved Overall Health

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“Erectile dysfunction becomes more common after age 40, but there are often underlying causes that need to be treated such as cardiac disease or diabetes or obesity,” said Robert Wake, MD, chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Men will come see us because of ED, but not as… Read More


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UTHSC Graduates 779 New Healthcare Professionals

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center graduated 779 new healthcare professionals during separate ceremonies for each of its six colleges last month … Lori Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, said this year’s class of 779 is a significant increase in number over last year’s class of 698 graduates.


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Inaugural CORNET Awards Presented for Nine Research Initiatives

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Nine research grants have been announced as the 2016 awardees for the inaugural University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards. This year’s winners are: Isaac Donkor, PhD; Michio Kurosu, PhD; Ying Kong, PhD Bob Moore, PhD; Byron Jones, PhD; Megan Mulligan, PhD Detlef Heck, PhD; Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD; Anton Reiner,… Read More


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Treating Symptoms of Menopause Presents Added Challenges

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“Menopause represents one day in a woman’s life and is a natural physiological event,” said Diane Pace, PhD, associate professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center …


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He’s a Surgeon-Scientist … and a Lot More

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William Mihalko, MD, PhD … is a Campbell Clinic orthopedic surgeon who in 2012 was appointed the J.R. Hyde Chair of Excellence in Rehabilitative Engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).