The University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research is offering free lung cancer screenings in February for qualifying individuals. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S., and it claims more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined, according to UT/West Institute for Cancer Research.
For a third year, Mid-South surgeons, nurses and volunteers restored vision for 25 people. It was all part of the Cataract-a-Thon, which offers free cataract surgery to those who are uninsured or unable to access proper eye care. The event honors the late Dr. Ivan Marais, innovator of cataract surgery.
It’s the season of giving, and for the students and staff at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center it’s a time to help give Christmas cheer to kids who may have a hard time finding it. “The idea of collecting the toys was to do something kind of uplifting to help get the Christmas… Read More
Rhonda Ferguson-Wilkins, a family advocate counselor with the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at UTHSC, has been recognized for her good works in the community on WMC-TV’s “Bluff City Live.”
Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee. A lone star tick bite can cause a severe immune system response to red meat — such as beef, pork and lamb — said study lead author Dr. Debendra… Read More
The mobile stroke unit has been in operation since 2016 and has already saved many lives. On Tuesday, it earned a major seal of approval by receiving its accreditation Tuesday. In an emergency, every second counts. The team behind the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit said it can provide higher quality,… Read More
Look at these future doctors! The University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted the annual “Determined to Be a Doctor Someday” White Coat Ceremony on Saturday. Seven kids ages 2 – 5 received their white coats for wanting to become a doctor after a six-month program. The program hopes to expose young people to careers… Read More
Julian took his life just two months shy of graduating with a doctorate in medicine from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. JaQuette said he left a two-page letter addressing family members and his fellow classmates. In it, she said, Julian shared his battle with depression, as well as love for those he left behind.