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COVID-19 Long-Acting Antibodies Discovered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Move to Phase 3 Clinical Trials

AstraZeneca is advancing into phase 3 clinical trials with an investigational COVID-19 therapy of two long-acting antibodies discovered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and optimized by AstraZeneca.
13-Oct-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt University Medical Center to Acquire Tennova Shelbyville and Tullahoma Hospitals from Community Health Systems, Inc., and Partner with Tennova Clarksville Hospital

Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced plans to purchase Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville and Tennova Healthcare-Harton hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). At the same time, VUMC will...
1-Oct-2020 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Vanderbilt Launches Clinical Trial of Outpatient Treatments for COVID-19

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is now enrolling volunteers for a clinical trial of promising treatments for COVID-19 in the outpatient setting. The trial is part of the national ACTIV-2 protocol to evaluate the safety and efficacy of...
2-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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VUMC Awarded $34 Million to Lead Nationwide Convalescent Plasma Study

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been awarded a one-year, $34-million grant by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct a nationwide study of “convalescent...
21-Aug-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Patients’ Access to Opioid Treatment Cumbersome

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...
13-Aug-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newer ALK+ targeted therapy prolongs life for lung cancer patients

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...
10-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy

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.
10-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Button Project Lets Children See the Faces Behind the Masks

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...
5-Aug-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Expert Offers COVID-19 “Safe Play” Tips for Parents

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.
11-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT

Safety Experts Urge Driver Caution as School Year Starts

8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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

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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

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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

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