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Physical Therapy Student Inspired by ‘Best Friend’ to Help Seniors

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Charquita Lightfoot’s best friend influenced her to choose a career in physical therapy. “I used to call my grandfather my best friend,” she said. “When my grandfather was in the hospital and I saw how he benefited from inpatient physical therapy, it really drove me to want to be in the profession.” Now, a second-year… Read More


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UT Collaboration Examines How Natural Chemicals in Green Tea Work

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Green tea has always been known to have beneficial health effects, but how these effects come about has been a mystery. Now, a team collaborating across the University of Tennessee System has discovered molecular mechanisms with which key chemicals in green tea work. The research teams of L. Darryl Quarles, MD, of the University of… Read More


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Stewart Honored As Memphis Legend By Healing Center

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Altha J. Stewart, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was named a Memphis Legend by the Healing Center Baptist Church in Memphis . The Oakhaven-based church is led by Bishop William Young and his wife, Pastor… Read More


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UTHSC Represented at Forensic Medicine Conference

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Two medical students in the forensic medicine preceptorship program and a forensic pathology Fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) presented their research through poster presentations at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle last month. The Annual Meeting of the AAFS is the premier gathering of… Read More


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The Dentones of UTHSC Make Beautiful Music Together

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Three decades separate some of the members of one Memphis band, but when they’re on the stage together, you’d never know it. “There’s definitely no age gap when we are onstage,” said Mike Estivo, the band’s 31-year-old drummer. And it’s safe to say that more than age dissolves when The Dentones are rocking. Estivo is… Read More


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College of Nursing Alumnus Honored in 2018 Class of Memphis Flyer’s 20 Under 30

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Eleven years ago, Nathan Crumley’s stepfather was in an industrial accident that left him with third-degree burns over more than a third of his body. The care Crumley saw his stepfather receive inspired him to pursue a nursing career. “The hospital stay lasted for several months,” said Crumley, who is now a registered nurse and… Read More


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Department of Family Medicine Receives Prestigious Accreditation for Quality, Patient-Centered Care

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The Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its St. Francis and Tipton locations. The NCQA program is the most widely-recognized health care accreditation program in the United States. “The NCQA seal… Read More


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Fit & Quit Study at UTHSC Aims to Help Participants Stop Smoking, Maintain Weight

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The Fit & Quit Research Study at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is enrolling men and women from the greater Memphis area who want to stop smoking. The study will also investigate the best methods to maintain weight while they do it. Stopping smoking leads to significant improvements in health. However, most people… Read More