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New Novartis medicine Adakveo® (crizanlizumab) approved by FDA to reduce frequency of pain crises in individuals living with sickle cell disease

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Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adakveo® (crizanlizumab), previously known as SEG101, to reduce the frequency of vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), or pain crises, in adult and pediatric patients aged 16 years and older with sickle cell disease.4 Adakveo represents the first FDA-approved medicine in sickle cell disease that binds… Read More


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UT in negotiations to add Jackson health sciences campus

The Memphis Business Journal

In addressing faculty and staff at his annual State of University Address on Nov. 15, Dr. Steve Schwab, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, noted the distance between the UTHSC’s Memphis and Nashville campuses. “Maybe there is room for another campus,” he said.


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Nurse Practitioners are key to primary care access

The Commercial Appeal

The American Medical Association predicts a shortage of between 21,000 and 55,200 primary care physicians nationwide by 2032. One way to solve this problem would be to utilize more nurse practitioners (NPs) — clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on disease prevention and health management. All NPs must complete a… Read More


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The ACE study, hosting a blood drive & the uptick in nurse practitioners

WREG

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


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High Fast Food Intake During Pregnancy Could Pave Way for Childhood Weight Gain

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Consuming a diet high in fast food during pregnancy could be tied to weight gain in young children, according to new research being presented at the 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1 Researchers arrived at this conclusion after conducting a study of 1257 mother-child pairs. Specifically, the researchers examined maternal dietary patterns… Read More


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Clinical Challenge: General Considerations in Hyperkalemia

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Diagnosis and management of hyperkalemia, a life-threatening electrolyte abnormality that disrupts potassium homeostasis, requires skillful navigation of complex clinical scenarios rife with unknowns and treatment paradoxes, clinicians told MedPage Today. …For one, the diagnosis of hyperkalemia often “catches clinicians by surprise,” said Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.… Read More


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FOX13 Investigates: Are plant-based burgers healthier?

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What are you making for dinner tonight? Many people will try out those new plant-based burgers and patties, believing they are a healthy option to real beef, but are those plant-based products healthier than the cow? Susan Warner M.D., from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is both a doctor and a nutritionist. “They think it is… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Launches Infantile Epilepsy Center

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has launched an Infantile Epilepsy Center that focuses on the potentially devastating diagnosis of infantile spasms and other rare epilepsies that affect children under two-years-old. “Infants are not just small children,” said Sarah Weatherspoon, MD, an assistant professor of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Director… Read More