As more and more rural hospitals across the country close and the number of doctors shrinks, one role in the medical field is seeing an uptick: nurse practitioners. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing ranks as one of the top programs in the country. Wendy Likes and Kristin Fitchpatric stopped by… Read More
Students from two Mid-South universities are heading to the rodeo, but it’s not the typical kind with cowboys and steers. Instead, they’ll be unveiling the modified vehicles they designed and adapted for local children with special needs. Students Noah Vongphit and Emily Lawson talked about it with us on Live at 9.
A Memphis man recently diagnosed with leukemia celebrated graduation from dentistry school Friday morning, and now that he’s got the diploma, he just needs a stem cell donor. Just as Randy Bagay rounded the corner to reach the finish line and become a dentist, the race got even tougher. He was diagnosed with an aggressive… Read More
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.
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
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.
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.
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.