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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.


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LOCAL HEALTH ALERT: Heat Stroke

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LOCAL HEALTH ALERT: With super hot temps and “real-feels” in the triple digits, healthcare professionals are urging everyone to take extra steps to prevent heat stroke and heat exhaustion. I sat down with Dr. Margaret Hartig with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center who tells me there’s more preventative measures you should take aside… Read More


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At-home advocates help chronic ER users reduce drain on system

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Medicine in general and insurance companies in particular could save a bundle on their “super utilizers,” those really sick patients who tend be well-known in the ER, if they would remember how comforting it is to have a knowledgeable friend drop by the house and chat, especially in the days and weeks after being in… Read More


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Clinical drug trials network for Tennesseans shows promise

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Tennesseans’ opportunities to access clinical trial drugs are more limited than other parts of the country. But, a year-old initiative out of a local university is getting the state’s residents enrolled in early drug and medical device access. “This network meets a huge need for University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) clinical research,” said… Read More


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New study by local health expert could add treatment option for sickle cell patients

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Memphis has one of the highest populations of adult sickle cell patients in the United States. About 1,700 patients have the disease, according to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.Right now, there are only a few FDA-approved treatment options for sickle cell disease, with the most recent treatment approved last year by the federal agency. Dr. Kenneth… Read More


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UTHSC professor awarded $1.9M to investigate inflammatory eye responses

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Nikhlesh K. Singh, assistant professor in the physiology department at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate inflammatory responses in the eye that can lead to loss of vision.


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Role of Oral Health Growing In Overall Healthcare Picture

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The role dental health plays in a patient’s overall health traditionally has been overlooked by many in the healthcare field, but this situation has begun to change with the success of collaborations between primary care physicians and dentists, according to noted authorities attending the recent National Oral Health Conference in Memphis… Dr. Hodge and Orpheus… Read More