The “secret shopper” study used trained actors attempting to get into treatment with an addiction provider in 10 U.S. states. The results, with more than 10,000 unique patients, revealed numerous challenges in scheduling a first-time appointment...
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Patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer treated with ensartinib fared better and lived longer than those who received crizotinib, according to results of a phase 3 study. The randomized study compared the targeted therapies as...
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Each week a woman consumes alcohol during the first five to 10 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an incremental 8% increase in risk of miscarriage, according to a study published today by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers.
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When COVID-19 cases began rising in Nashville, masking became a regular part of life across Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital as one of several public health safety measures to protect employees and patients from...
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The Vanderbilt Health website now features an out-of-pocket cost estimator for many hospital and professional services offered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Anyone with an internet connection can use the new online tool to generate...
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Post-surgical bleeding is associated with more deaths than blood clots from surgery, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia.
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A $500,000 KidneyX prize has been awarded to The Kidney Project — a collaboration between Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and UC San Francisco (UCSF) — for the development of an implantable dialysis system that would enable patients...
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Grammy Award-winning country music artist Kix Brooks is the new chair of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Advisory Board, effective July 1, taking over for outgoing chair Allison DeMarcus. Louise Adams, who succeeds Judge Les...
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As the world begins to slowly open back up after months of living in a safer-at-home mode, many families are wondering how best to re-introduce their children to society.
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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
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
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
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