Publisher: The Tennessean


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UT Health Services Center hosts summit to improve campus mental health

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Faculty and staff from multiple University of Tennessee campuses gathered in Nashville on Friday to discuss measures that can help improve mental health for both students and faculty. The 2019 Academic and Student Affairs Summit took place in the Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge and covered methods that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was… Read More


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Haslam announces school safety task force members, but the list lacks a Democrat

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced his school safety committee members on Monday, but the 16-member group is lacking a Democrat. The group includes Dr. Altha Stewart, University of Tennessee, incoming president of American Psychiatric Association.


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Drug, alcohol abuse saps $2 billion from Tennessee annually — an under-the-radar impact of opioid epidemic

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Teresa Waters, chair of preventive medicine at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center who leads a policy research group, dug into the costs associated with substance abuse. The $2 billion cost to Tennessee includes: • $46 million for babies born in the state with neonatal abstinence syndrome, • $422.5 million for hospitalizations associated with opioid… Read More


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A personal quest to give doctors the tools to battle opioid abuse

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A Memphis doctor who knows first-hand the pain of losing a child to an overdose is fighting to change medical education in Tennessee so there are more physicians throughout the state with addiction medicine expertise. Dr. David Stern, vice-chancellor for clinical affairs for the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee… Read More


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Religious community helps combat opioid epidemic

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Wendell Taylor hurt his back in the midst of a rough divorce nearly a decade ago. His doctor gave him a prescription for painkillers. Before long, the former West Tennessee concrete business owner needed the opioids to numb his physical and mental pain. But in his recovery, Taylor needed God. “God has led me to get involved… Read More


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Mystery still surrounds death of Inmate No. 81738

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The autopsy, conducted by a doctor at the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis, listed Thornton’s cause of death as “multiple blunt traumatic and thermal injuries.”


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Tennessee’s uninsured line up for free help

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Saint Thomas Health partnered with Hope Smiles, University of Tennessee Health Science Center dental students and Brentwood Baptist Church in staging the event.


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Details emerge on Saint Thomas mixed-use project

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s planned building near the Saint Thomas West Hospital campus will be part of a larger mixed-use project.