Publisher: The Commercial Appeal


In the Media

Child sleep apnea: Here’s why UTHSC clinic director wants to team up with Shelby County Schools

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Mitchell Levine wants the clinic he leads to help Shelby County Schools “educate and inform” faculty on identifying children with sleep apnea, which can hinder brain development. “I think faculty in particular may just not be aware,” said Levine, director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of… Read More


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Nurse Practitioners are key to primary care access

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The American Medical Association predicts a shortage of between 21,000 and 55,200 primary care physicians nationwide by 2032. One way to solve this problem would be to utilize more nurse practitioners (NPs) — clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on disease prevention and health management. All NPs must complete a… Read More


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Rep. Parkinson’s ‘Block Party for Peace’ supports community health in Raleigh, Frayser

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At least two of the hundreds of people at the Block Party for Peace on Saturday share a nickname: both Louis Taper and Tennessee Rep. Antonio Parkinson answer to “2 Shay.”It’s a nickname Parkinson, creator of the 3-day event for Raleigh and Frayser, was given while in the Marine Corps. Inspired by the cartoon character… Read More


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Kidneys with hepatitis C safe to transplant, study from UTHSC, Methodist physicians says

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A new study from Memphis physicians says transplanting hepatitis C-infected kidneys into patients without the disease is safe, opening the door for an increased supply of transplant-ready kidneys people wait years to receive.The observational study of 53 transplant patients by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Methodist University Hospital says kidney… Read More


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Want a UTHSC license plate? Preorders needed to launch production

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A specialty license plate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is ready to launch in Tennessee, but it needs enough preorders for production to begin. One thousand people need to preorder the license plate and pay a $35 deposit for production to start, according to UTHSC, which has its main campus in Memphis.… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine African-American alumni reunion to celebrate trailblazers

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Segregation led to isolation for Alvin Crawford while attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in the early 1960s. Crawford couldn’t attend class parties and had difficulty finding other students at the Memphis school willing to study with him in the era of Jim Crow. But that didn’t stop him from… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital names new president

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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

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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