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Is Your Prebiotic an Imposter?

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Gut health is a hot topic these days, and I’ve been fielding lots of questions about the gut microbiota, as I’m sure many RDs working directly with consumers have. Along with probiotics, consumers are looking to prebiotics to make a health difference. In short, prebiotics are food for the good bacteria in the large intestine.… Read More


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How Does Diabetes Shortens Life

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People with exemplar 1 diabetes today elude more than a decade of human to the chronic disease, despite improved treatment of both diabetes and its complications, a changed Scottish study reports. Men with category 1 diabetes lose about 11 years of life expectancy compared to men without the disease. And, women with order 1 diabetes… Read More


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Dental school graduate searching for stem cell donor

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A Memphis man recently diagnosed with leukemia celebrated graduation from dentistry school Friday morning, and now that he’s got the diploma, he just needs a stem cell donor. Just as Randy Bagay rounded the corner to reach the finish line and become a dentist, the race got even tougher. He was diagnosed with an aggressive… Read More


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Better Diet Improves Breast Cancer Survivability, Study Shows

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A woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer can be reduced with a low-fat diet that is high in fruits and vegetables, according to a new national study that included research participants in Memphis. Doctors at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) joined researchers nationwide in following almost 50,000 postmenopausal women for close… Read More


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UTHSC plans to lobby state for campus operations funding

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The chancellor for the University of Tennessee’s health sciences college in Downtown Memphis wants more operational funding from the state. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Advisory Board met Monday, May 20, and approved its fiscal 2019-2020 budget proposal of $571.2 million. The budget includes $389,600 earmarked for infrastructure needs since UTHSC is not… Read More


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Local campus police cracking down on drivers for speeding, not wearing seat belts

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As summer traveling begins, campus police officers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be on the lookout for seatbelt violations. UT Health Science PD told FOX13 the number of seat violations have increased the last three years in their jurisdiction. Police said they take traffic violations very seriously in their area. They… Read More


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Black women more likely to die of breast cancer — especially in the South

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When Felicia Mahone was 27, she felt her breast and found a mass. Breast cancer had killed nearly all the women in her family – her mother, two aunts and two cousins. Her doctor, though, downplayed the lump, assuring her everything would be all right. For months, Mahone resumed her busy life. But she couldn’t… Read More


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Shaved Heads Result in Fellowship Grants

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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $175,612 fellowship grant to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a $5,000 Summer Fellowship grant to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). St. Baldrick’s is a not-for-profit organization based in Monrovia, California, and the nation’s largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.