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Vanderbilt Physicians Seeing Increase in Brown Recluse Spider Bites


Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.
23-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Mothers of Children with Autism Benefit From Peer-Led Intervention

Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings released today in the journal Pediatrics.
21-Jul-2014 10:25 AM EDT

Vanderbilt Doctors Urge Caution with Fourth of July Fireworks

Nothing says “Fourth of July” like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries...
30-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Study Tracks Insulin’s Risks as a Second-Line Medicine to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

In an observational study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, adults with type 2 diabetes who take insulin in addition to the recommended first-line drug therapy, metformin, had a 30 percent higher risk of heart attack, stroke or...
11-Jun-2014 9:35 AM EDT

Rising Tobacco Epidemic in Asia Linked to Elevated Risk of Death

A new study estimates that tobacco smoking has been linked to approximately 2 million deaths among adult men and women in Asia in recent years and predicts a rising death toll. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, was led by Wei Zheng, M.D.,...
9-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Vanderbilt Scientists Discover That Chemical Element Bromine Is Essential To Human Life

Twenty-seven chemical elements are considered to be essential for human life. Now there is a 28th – bromine. In a paper published Thursday by the journal Cell, Vanderbilt University researchers establish for the first time that bromine, among...
4-Jun-2014 10:30 AM EDT

My Cancer Genome Launches New Mobile App

My Cancer Genome (MCG), an online precision cancer medicine tool developed by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has unveiled a free, second-generation mobile app that provides even more information about genetic alterations in various...
4-Jun-2014 10:05 AM EDT

Vanderbilt Pediatricians Call for a Vitamin K Tracking System for Babies Not Getting Shots


Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have seen a rise in late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding in young infants due to parents declining the shot at birth. Over eight months, Vanderbilt physicians saw and diagnosed...
2-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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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

Vanderbilt Sleep Experts Offer Tips to Manage End of Daylight Saving Time

When daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, that extra hour of sleep comes at the price of early evening darkness. As we set clocks back one hour, we essentially gain an extra hour of sleep. But a Vanderbilt University Medical...
31-Oct-2013 9:00 AM EDT

A Healthy Tailgate: A Vanderbilt Expert Offers Tips

As tailgating time moves into full swing, there are great chances to visit with friends in the crisp fall air and enjoy the ambiance of the season. Of course, nobody wants to get sick while out having a good time, and by taking a few precautions,...
4-Oct-2013 10:25 AM EDT

Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Expert Offers Five Survival Rules for Teen Drivers

Anyone familiar with the devastating statistics knows that inexperience plus a driver’s license can be a dangerous combination. For teen drivers, lives can be forever changed in an instant.
9-Sep-2013 10:00 AM EDT

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

Children are back in school making it 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 parents tips for packing healthy school lunches.
21-Aug-2013 3:40 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Experts Offer Tips for Minimizing Storm Stress

Spring storm season is approaching. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. Last year, 37 tornadoes ripped through the state of Tennessee, 258 storms produced damaging hail, and...
10-Apr-2013 9:40 AM EDT

Family Holiday Time Doesn’t Have to be Stressful: Vanderbilt Expert

Getting together with extended family during the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be, says Vanderbilt psychiatrist Keith G. Meador, M.D., MPH, professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for...
17-Dec-2012 4:05 PM EST

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