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Vanderbilt ‘Audacious’ Grant Spurs Research on Retina Regeneration


Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University have received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research to restore vision through regeneration of the retina.
10-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Excess Dietary Zinc Worsens C. Diff Infection


The findings, reported Sept. 26 in Nature Medicine, call into question the consumption of dietary supplements and cold therapies containing high concentrations of zinc.
22-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Larger Organ Transplant Centers Produce Improved Outcomes 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Ashish Shah, M.D., used a computerized algorithm to highlight the value of high-volume transplant centers with corresponding improved outcomes. The study, published in The American Journal of...
20-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Proposed Changes to Allocation Could Impact Patients in Tennessee and Southeast Waiting for Liver Transplants


A new proposal under consideration by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) that would change the way donated livers are distributed would negatively impact patients listed for liver transplantation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and...
8-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Science of Song Symposium Set for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt

Presentations illustrating ongoing research on how and why music affects us will be the focus of The Science of Song symposium at Vanderbilt University.
23-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid Growth of Telemedicine Initiatives at Vanderbilt Providing Patients Care Closer to Home

Telemedicine is helping VUMC condense time to operate more efficiently and bridge distances to better collaborate with partner providers. It has proven to be a key connector within the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, a collaboration of 56...
23-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Child-Pedestrian Incidents Increase with Start of School Year

The start of the school year is the most dangerous time on neighborhood streets and in school zones for child-pedestrians and bus riders.
5-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chosen for Leadership Role in NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the Data and Research Support Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental and...
7-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


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


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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