Health News

Colleges of Nursing, Engineering Team Up For Health Simulation Lab

The pediatric room at the HITS Lab is nearly indistinguishable from one in a real hospital, right down to working medical equipment. The goal of the project, jointly brought to life by UT's College of Nursing and College of Engineering, is to put students in as real of an environment as possible.

If “practice makes perfect” holds true, medical and assisted living facilities could see a marked improvement thanks to a new center opening on campus. The College of Nursing and College of Engineering teamed together to come up with the HITS—Health Information Technology and Simulation—Lab, creating spaces identical to a variety of care facilities, complete with actors and manikins serving as patients.

NuShape diet supplement from UT researcher hits market

The Tennessean’s Heidi Hall featured a story about NuSirt Sciences Inc., founded by Professor Emeritus of nutrition Michael Zemel. The company has released a weight management product called NuShape, and a product for healthy blood sugar called NuControl.

Baker Center to Host Discussion of Health Care Reform

“What the Health Care Reform Law Means to You,” a panel discussion on health care reform law, will be held Aug. 31 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Panelists will provide an overview of recently passed national health care reform law, outline key provisions of the reform law and review the implementation timeline.

Learn CPR at the Student Aquatic Center

Classes in CPR, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), will be offered twice during the next two weeks at the Student Aquatic Center. Departments are encouraged to send a faculty or staff member to one of the classes.

UT Experts Provide Healthy Tips for a Happy Outcome on Finals

It’s finals season: the time of the semester when many students turn to all-nighters and last-minute cramming for the big tests. The Student Success Center at UT Knoxville, which provides the support students need to be successful at UT, recommends a few ways to stay focused and prepare for finals.

Art Sought for Exhibit at UT’s Poverty and Health Care Mini-Summit

UT students and staff are invited to submit their paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, films/videos, mixed media and installations for a juried exhibit to be held in conjunction with the “Poverty and Health Care” mini-summit to be held on March 31 at the Baker Center.

Construction on Student Health Center to Begin Monday

Construction begins Monday, March 1, on the new UT Knoxville Student Health Center, at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street. The 109,242-square-foot health center will be built near the old site of The Rock, a beloved landmark and venue for student self-expression that moved across the street last July to make way for the new facility. The completion date for the project is summer 2011.

Staying Healthy on Campus

UT is urging all students, faculty and staff to be proactive in dealing with all influenza-like illnesses that have the typical symptoms of fever, cough and sore throat. The H1N1 flu virus (commonly referred to as “Swine Flu”) is particularly contagious. With the expectation that cases will continue to increase nationwide, UT officials are encouraging everyone to take simple actions to minimize the risk of contracting or transmitting H1N1.