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Vanderbilt Study Finds Use of Methadone to Treat Pain Carries Increased Risk of Death

Outside the hospital, use of methadone to treat pain carries a 46 percent increased risk of death when compared to the equally effective but more costly alternative, morphine SR (sustained release). That’s according to a study from Vanderbilt...
20-Jan-2015 9:20 AM EST

Trans Buddy Program to Support LGBT Patients

Fear of being stigmatized by health care professionals is a barrier for many patients who are members of the LGBT community — it’s one of the most-reported reasons transgender individuals do not go to the doctor. Kale Edmiston and Lauren...
14-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

Curcumin’s Ability to Fight Alzheimer’s Studied

One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close...
12-Jan-2015 9:05 AM EST

Data on Nurse Workforce Now Available Quarterly at

For many years, key national data on the registered nurse (RN) workforce has only been made available yearly, and was often a year out of date when it was released. That has now changed. Quarterly data on trends in employment-related and certain...
11-Dec-2014 5:30 PM EST

Natural “High” Could Avoid Chronic Marijuana Use


Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, a Vanderbilt University study suggest
1-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients


Vanderbilt University Medical School student Kristen Eckstrand, Ph.D., is making a national impact on the way healthcare is delivered to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. As chair of the Association of American...
25-Nov-2014 9:50 AM EST

Vanderbilt Study Finds More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Mastectomy

Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even when they have early stage disease that is confined to one breast, a Vanderbilt study shows....
19-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Offers Surgical Option for Form of Hypertension

Patients with this condition often have a history of acute pulmonary embolism, or blood clots in the lung. For reasons that are poorly understood a small percentage of them do not resolve the clots, and they form chronic blood clots that turn into...
18-Nov-2014 10:20 AM EST

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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

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

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