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Le Bonheur helps child find voice with reconstructed larynx, airway

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Late Friday, a clearly elated Dr. Jerome Thompson described the surgery at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital that gave Cooper Kilburn, 2, his voice, the first reconstructed child larynx and airway passage ever recorded. Thompson started the announcement by pulling out his cellphone and playing for TV cameras a clip – with the sound on high… Read More


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Want a UTHSC license plate? Preorders needed to launch production

The Commercial Appeal

A specialty license plate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is ready to launch in Tennessee, but it needs enough preorders for production to begin. One thousand people need to preorder the license plate and pay a $35 deposit for production to start, according to UTHSC, which has its main campus in Memphis.… Read More


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Le Bonheur docs make medical history with voice box/airway reconstruction

The Memphis Business Journal

In a medical first, a toddler born without an airway and without a voice box now has both thanks to a surgery pioneered at Memphis’ Le Bonheur Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Jerome Thompson, an otolaryngologist with Le Bonheur and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, led a team of doctors who used two of… Read More


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UTHSC researcher using AI to identify glaucoma before it’s crippling

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If he had a choice, Siamak Yousefi would have an office made of dry-erase boards. As it is, the windows of his corner office in the Hamilton Eye Institute are covered with his jottings, a real-time peek into the mind of a researcher whose groundbreaking work on artificial intelligence and algorithms offer an enormous boost… Read More


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When Children’s Hospitals Partner With Each Other, Patients Win

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are just one mile apart in Memphis, Tennessee. When St. Jude started a brain tumor program in 1985, the two hospitals began a partnership that would span decades. Today, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program is one of the largest pediatric surgical brain tumor programs in… Read More


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Law enforcement and a geneticist explain there isn’t enough research to suggest effectiveness of CBD

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and a geneticist with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center said there needs to be more research done to show how effective CBD can be as a medical treatment. Megan Mulligan is an assistant professor at UTHSC and has done research on the effects of THC and CBD. CBD… Read More


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Are Generic Drugs as Good as Name Brand?

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At first, she blamed the exhaustion on her stage of life. It wasn’t abnormal for Shannon Dingle, a 27-year-old mother of two young children, to feel tired. She had also been recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid caused by Hashimoto’s disease, but the possibility of relapse seemed unlikely. While fatigue is a symptom of… Read More


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Raise the tobacco age to 21, no military exemptions

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The surgeons general of the Air Force, Army, Navy and United States recently spoke with one voice about the threat of tobacco use among service members — a group with high smoking rates long targeted by tobacco companies.