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Experts discuss bolstering addiction workforce

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Under the direction of David Stern, MD, formerly Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine, UTHSC has been at the forefront of addiction medicine. Dr. Stern, who is now the vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives at UTHSC, led the launch of the UTHSC Center for Addiction Science, which combines evidence-based… Read More


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Dizziness isn’t normal part of aging; get it evaluated, treated and managed

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As an audiologist, I frequently have conversations with patients about symptoms of dizziness, imbalance, and vertigo. I typically begin the conversation by asking them to describe their dizziness. Often I hear, “well, I am X years old, so it’s normal be dizzy” or “isn’t it normal to have a little dizziness at my age?” The… Read More


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UTHSC opens center for blood disorders and has news on diabetes and eye surgery

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, which is committed to addressing the health care needs of the local community, the state and beyond, has announced the opening of a new center for bleeding disorders. UTHSC also announced it is leading a coalition of primary care providers in the Mid-South to help African-American adults diagnosed… Read More


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Protect Yourself from Abnormal Swallowing

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We all occasionally cough when drinking too fast, talking while eating, or when that random bite “goes down the wrong way.” But for some people, swallowing problems can result in more than just a cough. Abnormal swallowing can be chronic, sometimes painful or embarrassing, and potentially life-threatening. But, there are things you can do to… Read More


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Here Are Some Good Eating Habits for 2017

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If you’ve resolved to adopt better eating habits in 2017, here’s some advice: Eat on a regular schedule, and don’t skip meals. This helps keep you satiated and prevents unnecessary grazing. Eating regular meals is also a key strategy in successful weight loss and weight maintenance efforts. Those dealing with medical issues, like diabetes, pre-diabetes or… Read More


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Good Sleep Crucial to Seniors

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f you think good sleep hygiene means taking a bath before bedtime, read on. While cleanliness is admirable, there’s more to this type of hygiene than soap and water. Good sleep hygiene involves all the things you do to get ready for sleep — your bedtime routine. And it can mean the difference between spending the… Read More


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With early dectection most breast cancers curable

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With so much research and so many clinical trials being conducted around breast cancer, you may wonder why there still is no overall cure for the disease. The reason is simple. “We cannot treat cancer as one disease, because unfortunately it’s not. Within breast cancer there are many different subtypes, and they all have different… Read More


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Check out your skin this summer

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Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, is the Amonette-Rosenberg Chair and a professor in the Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.