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Shelby County, Tennessee to pilot new assessment center for justice-involved youth

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Shelby County, Tennessee is launching a pilot youth assessment resource center to divert youth ages 12 to 17 from delinquency. The center will provide early intervention, comprehensive assessment and referral to supportive services, and positive strategies tailored to address individual needs of youth and their families. On December 3, 2018, the Shelby County Commission authorized… Read More


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Le Bonheur video game collaboration has kids jumping to exercise

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Living a healthy lifestyle takes more than one hour a week. Webb Smith, exercise physiologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is trying to come up with a way to start healthy practices, like exercise, early-on by introducing kids to video games that get them running, jumping and squatting. The concept began in 2015 when Smith… Read More


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 UTHSC to hold inaugural advisory board meeting in Nashville

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The newly created advisory board that will solely focus on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its first meeting this week. The board is the result of the University of Tennessee Focusing on Campus and University Success (FOCUS) Act passed by the state Legislature in 2018, which reduced and restructured the University… Read More


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Fear, lack of insurance could be keeping Memphis-area women from mammograms

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A recent study has determined Shelby County has the medical capacity for all women to receive their yearly mammogram. Now, the question remains, with some of the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the country, why aren’t they? Although white women are diagnosed with breast cancer more often, black women in the Memphis area are… Read More


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UT interim president wants more money for medical residencies

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University of Tennessee interim president Randy Boyd is considering seeking more state funding for medicine residencies, an effort to offset stagnant federal dollars and enable the UT Health Science Center to graduate more physicians. Boyd wants to see more residencies coming out of UTHSC, especially for family practice doctors, but he said those prospects depend… Read More


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UTHSC donates 300 toys to bus crash victims and their families

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It’s the season of giving, and for the students and staff at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center it’s a time to help give Christmas cheer to kids who may have a hard time finding it. “The idea of collecting the toys was to do something kind of uplifting to help get the Christmas… Read More


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Methodist president: $275M Shorb Tower will see ‘pioneering advances’ in medicine

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A key component of the new tower is the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute, consolidating inpatient and outpatient services into one location. Three of the tower’s 18 operating rooms dedicated to transplant. “As the major academic campus and principal teaching hospital of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), it is important that we are pioneering… Read More


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Pilot program aims to keep kids out of juvenile justice system

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When the Shelby County Youth Assessment Center launches next year, it will be part of a cultural shift aimed at changing the way authorities respond to juvenile offenders. The center, operated by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will provide services like trauma informed care and referrals to community providers to help families find… Read More