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Assistant Surgeon General in Memphis to present report on oral health

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The Assistant Surgeon General was in the Mid-South Monday. Rear Admiral Timothy Ricks was at UTHSC’s College of Dentistry. Ricks oversees the dentists who serve in numerous federal agencies. Some of those include the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Health Service Corps, and others.


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Feeding the Need

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Feeding America released a study of food insecurity that found the hungriest citizens in America are in the Memphis area. 17.3% of our older population struggles to find food to eat. We’ll examine MIFA and their efforts at Feeding The Need. Most of us will chalk up feeling sluggish to old age. But it could… Read More


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Mind-Body Wellness Center coming to UTHSC

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A wellness center featuring Pilates, yoga, and mediation studios is opening soon on the UT Health Science Center campus. The 3,200 square foot space is currently under construction on the second floor of the Student-Alumni Center on campus. The Mind-Body Wellness Center is in addition to UTHSC’s campus gym.


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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