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New sleep apnea treatment

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The most common treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine, but now there is a new option. Dr. Alan Blanton from the U.T. Health Science Center explains what it is.


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Helping students cope with stress

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College is a difficult time for any student, but the schedule can be downright grueling for those studying to be a doctor or nurse. That`s why the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is trying to help.


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UT Health Science Center now a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is now officially one of 13 colleges and universities in the state to be designated a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.


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Advocates: treat heroin overdose with treatment rather than jail

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Addiction experts agree it should be treated as a medical problem rather than a crime. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine Executive Dean David Stern said the director of the center for addiction on campus uses this approach. “He views addiction as a medical problem,” Stern said of Dr. Daniel Sumrok.… Read More


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Dee Griffin talks about domestic violence

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The numbers are staggering. Approximately 10 million people a year are physically abused by their partner and an astonishing 20,000 calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines every day. That means it’s not unlikely that someone you know is a victim.


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Recovering opioid addict: Expanding access to treatment only way to curb epidemic

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As lawmakers, prosecutors, doctors and law enforcement officers all battle over how to solve the heroin and opioid epidemic, one man, a recovering addict, says he knows the answer. He doesn’t want to use his name or show his face, so we’ll call him John. “It comes back to the stigmas of addiction,” he said.


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A Memphis mothers gives her daughter a second chance at life with the help of Le Bonheur

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When you look at these faces, it’s easy to see 6-year-old Ariana Jones and her mom, Maria Mitchell, are not your average daughter and mother, but they’re two people with a special bond. “We take for granted we’re going to wake up and everything will be fine and it’s business as usual, but that’s not… Read More


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Pharmaceutical security conference aims to ensure strict safety standards for medications

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When we pick up our medication at a local pharmacy, most of us probably assume we’re getting what we pay for, at least in terms of quality. But there’s increasing concern over what’s called “false pharmaceuticals” and the impact they can have on your health. These are often medicines manufactured in foreign… Read More