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Many U.S. allergists now prescribe tablets instead of shots

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Almost three in four U.S. allergy specialists are prescribing tablets to ease symptoms caused by pollen, ragweed and dust at least some of the time, though they have not completely shifted away from allergy shots, a survey suggests. The upside of allergy shots, available for more than a century, is they can be formulated to… Read More


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New Eats: Soi No. 9

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In September, Tim Vimonnimit and his wife, Mai Mittrakul, won $10,000 on Food Network’s “Big Food Truck Tip” when Andrew Zimmern picked their basil chicken and khao soi as his favorites when the show filmed in town. Soi No. 9, the food truck, is still operating, but last month the couple opened a permanent location… Read More


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Students balance pressures of medical school through creative writing

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In situations of life and death or pain and suffering, it can be cathartic to put those feelings and emotions down on paper. For doctors, it is their job to make life-and-death decisions and face the pain and suffering of their patients. Narrative Medicine, the practice of combining health care and literature, has gained popularity… Read More


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New report lists UTHSC as one of the safest college campuses in the U.S.

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In wake of Tuesday’s deadly shooting at the University of North Carolina, a new report lists the safest college campuses in the country. Memphis’ University of Tennessee Health Science Center is ranked in the top 10 according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Wednesday, the director of Tennessee Emergency Management Agency got… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine African-American alumni reunion to celebrate trailblazers

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Segregation led to isolation for Alvin Crawford while attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in the early 1960s. Crawford couldn’t attend class parties and had difficulty finding other students at the Memphis school willing to study with him in the era of Jim Crow. But that didn’t stop him from… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine hosting inaugural African-American alumni reunion

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Black graduates of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine will gather in Memphis for a reunion this weekend for the first time, not just to renew acquaintances and network, but to formally christen a new scholarship fund that will provide financial help for future black students there.


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UTHSC to Host African-American Alumni Reunion April 26-28

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Since the day when Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African-American to graduate from the University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1964, 400 additional African-American medical students have followed suit. This month many are coming together to reflect on the past, grow in the present, and establish a solid legacy for… Read More


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Building Cars Good Training for Performing Surgery

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Dr. Sanjeet Rangarajan, assistant professor in the UTHSC Department Otolaryngology, worked on autos before working on patients. As a Michigan native, Sanjeet Rangarajan, MD, honed his manual dexterity skills and his interest in solving complicated technical problems while working summer jobs in the automotive industry during his high school and college summers. Powertrain engineering, after… Read More