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World’s first voice box reconstruction performed in Memphis

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A team of doctors at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital are making history. They successfully created the world’s first voice box reconstruction, changing a little boy’s life. Cooper Kilburn, a 2-year-old from Adamsville, Tennessee, was born with Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome. This means his trachea and larynx were blocked and he would have no voice… Read More


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UTHSC reduces tuition for out-of-state students

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Out-of-state students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will see reduced tuition rates for the upcoming academic year. Those tuition reductions will impact students applying at Colleges of Pharmacy and Graduate Health Sciences, as well as for the Dental Hygiene program in the College of Dentistry.


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UT/West Institute for Cancer Research offering free lung cancer screenings

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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.


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Mid-South surgeons restore vision for 25 people

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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.


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UTHSC donates 300 toys to bus crash victims and their families

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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


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A life of service

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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.”


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Big slice of red meat allergies tied to tick bites

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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


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Life-saving stroke response team given official accreditation

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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