Publisher: The Commercial Appeal


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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.

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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


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New UTHSC facility will offer high-tech simulation of patients

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In the new Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation, they’ll be able to hone their skills in virtual reality — using high-tech manikins (jointed, detachable models of humans) and other computer and robotic simulators — before experiencing the pressure of seeing actual patients.


In the Media

New UTHSC facility will offer high-tech simulation of patients

The Commercial Appeal

In the new Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation, they’ll be able to hone their skills in virtual reality — using high-tech manikins (jointed, detachable models of humans) and other computer and robotic simulators — before experiencing the pressure of seeing actual patients. Formally opening on May 11, CHIPS, as the state-of-the-art center is… Read More


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Church-based clinic eases trauma, stress

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Tennessee has some of the most-comprehensive health care resources in the nation. This is particularly true in Memphis, where our local health assets offer critical services to support the health of all ages. Yet, as a state and a region, we continue to have deplorable health outcomes. A 2017 report by the American Health Foundation… Read More


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Attend breast cancer summit, save your life

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The 2018 host sponsors are the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, which convened the first summit in 2015; Baptist Cancer Center; and West Institute for Cancer Research.