September 29, 2010 - Physician Assistant (PA) students at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) recently visited TNT Primary in New Tazewell, Tenn., at the invitation of teacher Vicki Reams to speak to fourth grade students about good hygiene. The PA students met with over 100 elementary school students and provided gift bags filled with hygiene items to each student during the visit. The PA students emphasized several points, including proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques. Items for the hygiene bags were donated by members of the PA Class of 2012 as well as The Prescription Shop in Harrogate, Tenn., Wal-Mart in Corbin, Ky., Knox Professional Pharmacy in Barbourville, Ky., Dr. James Maddox in Middlesboro, Ky. and Dr. Austin Boyd in Alabama. The hygiene bags were made by Edith Shelton. The PA students and TNT Primary hope to make the visit an annual event.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of health care professionals to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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Caption: (L-R) LMU-DCOM PA students Jessi Smith, Cassie Dahlin, Heather Wehrenberg, Jennifer Hess, Shreeda Sheth and Erin Kendlehart talk to fourth grade students at TNT Primary.

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