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Sen. Alexander: Parents should trust vaccines, despite online rumors

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Vaccines are safe and save lives, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and a Memphis pediatric doctor, John McCullers, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, told a Senate health committee Tuesday at a hearing on vaccine-preventable diseases.


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Blood Pressure Study Conducted in the Mid-South

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A recent study investigated whether or not blood pressure control could reduce the risk of developing dementia and cognitive impairment. This groundbreaking research was done right here in the Mid-South. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were part of the SPRINT MIND (Systolic… Read More


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Fit and Quit program

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The fear of weight gain keeps many people from taking on the fight to quit smoking and researchers here in the Mid-South are on a mission to change that. Dr. Becca Krukowski with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center explained how the Fit and Quit program works.


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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.