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Teens with high blood pressure at risk for kidney disease: study

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Adolescents who have high blood pressure are twice as likely to develop serious kidney disease by middle age as teens who don’t, an Israeli study suggests. The researchers followed almost 2.7 million teens over about two decades starting when they were 17 years old, on average. Nearly 8,000 of the teens, or about 0.3 percent,… Read More


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Radiation Oncologist Targets Cancer Inequities

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When David Schwartz, MD, was finishing college at Stanford, he wasn’t sure what was next. There was possibly law school, a career in literature or a few other options, but medical school didn’t top the list. “I had worked as a camp counselor every summer, and then I got an opportunity to be a counselor… Read More


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 Movers & Shakers

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Two University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty members have received federal grants for their research. Monica M. Jablonski, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology in UTHSC’s College of Medicine, was awarded more than $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to help uncover the underlying mechanisms that cause glaucoma and develop targeted therapies… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital names new president

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has named Children’s Health executive Michael Wiggins its next president, effective April 8. Wiggins succeeds the retiring Meri Armour, who was with the Memphis hospital for 12 years. He served as senior vice president of health systems and northern market executive for Dallas-based Children’s Health. Wiggins was also administrator of the… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital names next president

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Michael Wiggins comes to Memphis-based Le Bonheur from Children’s Health, a pediatric health care system based in North Texas. A local search committee with members from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, donors and physicians, among others, selected Wiggins from a national search that yielded several candidates from across… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Announces New President

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital announced today that Michael Wiggins, MBA, FACHE, will become its next president. He will begin his tenure April 8, 2019. Wiggins comes to Le Bonheur from Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas, where he served as senior vice president of Clinical Operations and the Northern Market and administrator of the Children’s Medical… Read More


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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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TN senator, doctors push for more vaccinations

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Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander put the pressure on parents to do what he calls the right kind of research when making decisions about vaccinating their kids. He did so at a senate hearing in response to the measles outbreak in the U.S. Whether it be for religious or medical reasons, or incomplete records in some… Read More