Publisher: The Commercial Appeal


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital names new president

The Commercial Appeal

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has named Children’s Health executive Michael Wiggins its next president, effective April 8. Wiggins succeeds the retiring Meri Armour, who was with the Memphis hospital for 12 years. He served as senior vice president of health systems and northern market executive for Dallas-based Children’s Health. Wiggins was also administrator of the… Read More


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Top Workplaces 2018: Perks offered by leading Memphis employer

The Commercial Appeal

From “lunch and learns” to short work weeks and subsidized medical premiums, employee perks and benefits stand out among companies selected for The Commercial Appeal’s Top Workplaces 2018. Here’s a look at some of the offerings: …University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis provides tuition waivers for employees who take undergraduate and graduate courses… Read More


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(Guest column by Joe DiPietro): UT growing in size, service, impact

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Soon after I arrived in Knoxville to lead the Institute of Agriculture in 2006, I fell in love with the University of Tennessee. It is a special place because of the people and their commitment to the students and citizens all across the state of Tennessee. There is something about the spirit found within this… Read More


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Doctor says some Memphis kids can’t recognize some fruits and vegetables

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Some kids in Memphis are so used to processed foods that they have trouble recognizing some types of actual fruits and vegetables, said Dr. Joan Han. She leads a pediatric obesity program at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Han’s fruit comment was one of the more colorful… Read More


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Eye Institute grants improved vision to Memphians

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Patients filed into a waiting room at Hamilton Eye Institute most of Saturday, before receiving surgery that removes cataracts, a medical condition that impairs vision. The patients were part of the annual two-day Cataract-A-Thon, which provides free cataract surgery to Mid-South patients who are uninsured or unable to access proper care. The event, which ended… Read More


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The College of Medicine graduation at UT Health Science Center (Photos)

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A photo gallery from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine graduation ceremony held on May 25 at the Cook Convention Center.


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Weathersbee: How can struggling people defy mental health stigmas? This Memphian knows.

The Commercial Appeal

Dr. Altha Stewart of Memphis is slated to become president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association. The 37,894-member American Psychiatric Association is the country’s oldest medical association and the largest in the world. Stewart’s election as head of the organization, founded in 1844, comes at a crucial time when increases in youth crime, destructive behaviors and… Read More


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Officials rally behind plan to end opioid crisis in Shelby County

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The Opioid Task Force, a broad coalition of experts and officials in Memphis and Shelby County, on Wednesday unveiled a strategy aimed at ending the opioid crisis locally… …The county should have “wrap-around” services for people suffering from opioid addiction by July 1, said Dr. David Stern, a vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee… Read More