© 2024 WUOT

WUOT
209 Communications Building
1345 Circle Park Drive
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0322
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Health News

Health News

  • Addiction is a highly stigmatized disease. Stigma has troubling and sometimes lethal implications. On this episode of HealthConnections, Dr. Carole Myers, a professor emeritus in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, is joined by Karen Pershing, the immediate past Knoxville Metro Drug Coalition Executive Director. She recently transitioned to serving as the Development Director for the MDC.
  • Yes, it is 2024 and we are still reviewing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. An intriguing finding is that connecting with nature enabled people to cope with pandemic stress. Dr. Carole Myers talks with Dr. Derrick Stowell, who directs horticultural therapy programs for the UT-Knoxville Gardens. Horticultural therapy is one way to connect with nature.
  • This week on HealthConnections, a look at issues that may arise during the next Tennessee General Assembly. Dr. Carole Myers, a professor emeritus in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, talks with state senator and physician, Dr. Richard Briggs, about Medicaid expansion, gun control and mental health. Today's episode is part 1 of the conversation.
  • Dr. Carole Myers, a professor emeritus in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, talks to Mandy Spears, deputy director of the Sycamore Institute, an independent, nonpartisan public policy research center for Tennessee, about information around the increase of suicide rates and poor mental health among children and teens.
  • Fentanyl use is spreading in Tennessee, and one former DEA agent is calling for more preventive care and community partnerships to stop the epidemic of opioid abuse.
  • In 2021, Tennessee surpassed 1,000 sepsis-related deaths, the highest in the state's history. Medical experts say chronic health conditions are contributing to the problem.
  • Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the leading cancer among women in the United States. Breast cancer accounts for 30% of all female cancers. Dr. Carole Myers, a professor emeritus in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, talks with Dr. John Bell, the director of the University of Tennessee Medical Center of Cancer Institute, to profile breast cancer in women in the United States and to help with better understanding trends in the occurrence of the disease and treatment.
  • This week on HealthConnections discusses World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, held from November 18 through 24, with this year’s focus on preventing antimicrobial drug resistance, or AMR. Dr. Carole Myers, a professor emeritus in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, talks with Dean David White, the interim dean for the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture.
  • Tennessee was the first state to lose $7 million in federal Title X funds after the state refused to counsel women about abortion as a choice. Now, the state says clinics may ask women for their immigration documents.
  • This episode of HealthConnections focuses on the sport of pickleball. Dr. Carole Myers, a professor emeritus in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, talks with Elaine Culbert of Oak Ridge about how to play, the history of pickleball, and some safety statistics. Is the hype about the international phenomenon of Pickleball backed-up by tangible benefits? What are the health connections?
  • New bids for Knox County’s emergency medical services contract could be thwarted by the current contract’s design, and ambulance services are not equitable, a new report finds.
  • This episode of HealthConnections centers on diseases that are transmitted from infected ticks to humans and the various types of ticks in Tennessee and how to protect oneself from ticks. Dr. Carole Myers, a professor emeritus in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, talks with Dr Becky Trout Fryxell, an entomologist at the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture, whose specialty is improving human and animal health by understanding and managing insects that carry diseases, including ticks, mosquitoes and flies.