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UTHSC Dental Students Help Give Local Kids A Smile With Free Dental Services

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It was a special treat for kids Thursday in the Memphis Medical District. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry hosted Give Kids A Smile Day. It’s part of a national event for the American Dental Association to provide free oral health services to underserved children. But the faculty says the event… Read More


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UTHSC reschedules inaugural advisory board meeting in Downtown Memphis

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The new advisory board created solely to focus on the needs of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its inaugural meeting in Downtown Memphis next week. The UTHSC advisory board had been scheduled to hold its first meeting in Nashville Jan. 10, but canceled the meeting because of scheduling conflicts. “Only a… Read More


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Even Science Says You Need Your Mom BFFs

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According to a new study conducted at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the more social connections a mother has, the higher her kids scored on early cognitive development tests – and if the mom didn’t have many friends, her kids scored lower.


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Blood Pressure Study Conducted in the Mid-South

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A recent study investigated whether or not blood pressure control could reduce the risk of developing dementia and cognitive impairment. This groundbreaking research was done right here in the Mid-South. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were part of the SPRINT MIND (Systolic… Read More


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Exclusive: Doctor shares vision for area’s new cardiac institute

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The institute’s co director is in the process of evaluating surgeons currently affiliated with UTHSC and Methodist and who specialize in areas of interest to the new cardiac institute.


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UTHSC study links high blood pressure to mental decline

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The heart is key to keeping the mind sharp as we age, a new national study published last week says. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Memphis Veteran Affairs Medical Center and other national collaborators found lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment in older adults.


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Boyd requests $3 million for UTHSC opioid addiction program

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University of Tennessee Interim President Randy Boyd is seeking $3 million for an opioid addiction treatment program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.


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Vaccinating Mice May Finally Slow Lyme Disease

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Kirby Stafford, Connecticut’s state entomologist, knows only one surefire way to reduce tick populations enough to cut Lyme disease rates: killing deer. Otherwise, he says, “very little by itself really reduces tick numbers enough.” But in some Connecticut neighborhoods Stafford has been testing a new strategy, one he hopes might show real promise after years… Read More