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Can the stigma of mental health care be reduced?

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Dr. Altha J. Stewart, president of the American Psychiatric Association and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, agrees that stigma has been reduced, “but, unfortunately, not enough, despite our best efforts. Many people are still reluctant to talk about their problems or ask for help.” Certain groups may… Read More


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University of Tennessee names new dental school dean

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced July 11 that it named Dr. James C. Ragain, Jr. as its new dean, effective Aug. 1. Dr. Ragain most recently served as an associate professor in restorative dentistry and interim chair of the department of general practice dentistry at the University… Read More


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UTHSC Names New Executive Dean of College of Medicine

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Scott Strome, MD, FACS, an internationally recognized head and neck surgeon, has been named Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) effective on or before October 1. Dr. Strome comes to UTHSC from the University of Maryland School… Read More


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Omega Ministries & UTHSC Team up for Health Fair

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Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition will host the annual Back to School Family Affair Saturday, July 14, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), offering free medical screenings, services, and immunizations to local students in advance of the new school year.


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UTHSC Collaboration Publishes Research on Diabetes Drug

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have discovered a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin but with a lower dose. This new approach to diabetes drug discovery has been published in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The research team includes… 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


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Eye Institute grants improved vision to Memphians

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Patients filed into a waiting room at Hamilton Eye Institute most of Saturday, before receiving surgery that removes cataracts, a medical condition that impairs vision. The patients were part of the annual two-day Cataract-A-Thon, which provides free cataract surgery to Mid-South patients who are uninsured or unable to access proper care. The event, which ended… Read More


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Count it! Lock it! Drop it! Fighting opioid abuse in Shelby County

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The Shelby County Health Department joined this effort along with representatives from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Memphis Emergency Medical Services. Participants engaged with speakers and learned more about how to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities against opioid misuse and abuse.