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Rep. Parkinson’s ‘Block Party for Peace’ supports community health in Raleigh, Frayser

The Commercial Appeal

At least two of the hundreds of people at the Block Party for Peace on Saturday share a nickname: both Louis Taper and Tennessee Rep. Antonio Parkinson answer to “2 Shay.”It’s a nickname Parkinson, creator of the 3-day event for Raleigh and Frayser, was given while in the Marine Corps. Inspired by the cartoon character… Read More


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‘Party with a cause’ 

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Members and allies of the Mid-South LGBTQ community gathered Downtown to celebrate Memphis Pride Fest on Saturday afternoon. Companies and organizations from in and around Memphis that participated in the event included International Paper, ServiceMaster, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, AutoZone and more. Each had employees on-hand to deliver a message of inclusion.


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News Medical Life Sciences: CDC to fund sickle cell disease surveillance

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The program called the Sickle Cell Data Collection program or SCDC is at present functional in two states – California and Georgia. With the new funds coming in, nine states would be able to collect and send population based information on the health of persons living with sickle cell disease (SCD). According to the report… Read More


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Why is student wellness blooming at med schools?

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Students and faculty at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center can leave their academic cares behind for a bit as they practice meditation, yoga and Pilates—or simply relax in a Zen lounge. It’s all part of the new Mind Body Wellness center, which at press time was on the cusp of opening. Despite the… Read More


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Life and death inside the simulation: Future UT docs learn how to save lives before they have to

The Memphis Business Journal

As the crow flies, the Memphis Medical District and Collierville are a good distance away from one another. Yet, as parts of the greater Memphis area, the two are more connected than at first glance. That was the message that both University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Collierville Chamber of Commerce executives conveyed… Read More


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UTHSC Presses Against Hate, Punches Up Security

Memphis Flyer

Signs reading “Hate Has No Place at UTHSC” and “UTHSC is United Against Hate” line the sidewalks on the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center campus here. The signs are a part of the school’s anti-hate campaign, which began last fall as a proactive response to the various hate crimes and acts of violence that… Read More


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University of Tenn. employees save woman from burning car

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Two University of Memphis Health Science Center employees were commended this week for a recent act of heroism. The two employees were driving to work last week when they saw a car catch fire after an accident. Will Johnson and Rhonda Jones both jumped into action when they saw there was a woman trapped inside… Read More


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UTHSC study affirms link between air pollution, IQ loss, suggests folate could help

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For more than a decade, researchers have suspected air pollution reduces IQ in humans, and the results show up as early as age 4 from in utero exposure. Now, it’s possible that more fresh produce, including leafy salads, sides of greens or oranges in mothers’ lunchboxes, could help mitigate the seriousness. Frances A. Tylavsky, a… Read More