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Active Surveillance Preserves Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Faced with the negative quality-of-life effects from surgery and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, low risk patients may instead want to consider active surveillance with their physician, according to a study released Tuesday by the Journal...
20-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt Joins Cutting-Edge Obesity Research Network

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused...
20-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Undiagnosed Diseases Network Dedicated to Solving Medical Mysteries

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For 15-year-old Maggie Hall of Cookeville, Tennessee, and her family, finding the cause of her rapidly declining vision and worsening muscle weakness took seven years. But with the help of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Undiagnosed...
13-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt Study Shows Early Pregnancy Awareness May Be Key Public Health Strategy

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The study, “Pregnancy Intention and Maternal Alcohol Consumption,” found that the vast majority of women with intended as well as unplanned pregnancies either stopped or decreased drinking after having a positive pregnancy test.
9-Mar-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Vanderbilt Center Helps Those with Smell and Taste Disorders

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The Vanderbilt Smell and Taste Center kicked off in January with a monthly clinic designed to diagnose and begin treatment of smell and taste disorders. Rick Chandra, M.D., professor of Otolaryngology, said Vanderbilt has long treated these...
28-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patient Complaints Can Identify Surgeons with Higher Rates of Bad Surgical Outcomes

Recording and analyzing patient and family reports about rude and disrespectful behavior can identify surgeons with higher rates of surgical site infections and other avoidable adverse outcomes, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University...
14-Feb-2017 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Social Risk Factors Influence Health Outcomes, Medicare Payment

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Social risk factors including income, education and ethnic background influence health outcomes and should be taken into account in Medicare payment models, according to a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective released today, "Social Risk...
8-Feb-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Calcified Plaque Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

A major report led by Vanderbilt investigators found that the mere presence of even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque, more commonly referred to as coronary artery calcium (CAC), in people under age 50 — even small amounts — was...
7-Feb-2017 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Vanderbilt Allergy Specialist Outlines Steps to Allergy Relief as Tree Pollen Season Begins

Allergies have a seasonal rhythm to their comings and goings, and we are in the midst of one of the biggest allergy seasons of the year: tree pollen season.
14-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Safe to Cuddle with Pets While Home with a Cold or Flu, Vanderbilt Infectious Disease Expert Says

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A Vanderbilt infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ahead. Pets won’t catch or spread...
13-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

Vanderbilt Sleep Expert Says Take a Walk in the Sun to Ease Time Change Woes

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep...
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Experts Offer Advice for Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true...
30-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Cars Hit More Children in September Than Any Other Month; Vandy Experts on School Transportation Safety

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12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches from Nutrition Experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offer

Today, in America, one in three children is considered overweight or obese. Now is a good time to start the school year off right with healthy eating habits. Nutrition experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are offering...
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Cold Weather Increases Chances of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Vanderbilt Toxicologist Offers Prevention Advice

Temperatures in the next few days are predicted to be the coldest of the winter so far, and people using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their living and working spaces need to be aware of a potential “silent killer” inside their...
7-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

“Between Hallmark and Heartache”: Vanderbilt Psychiatrist Offers Tips for How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Unhappiness

During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with...
20-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

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