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Local Teen’s Accident Highlights Need For Firework Safety

It’s been four years since the Shelbyville, Tennessee, teen nearly lost his left hand after an artillery firework exploded while he was lighting it.
2-Jul-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Data Resource Reveals Highly Variable Staffing at Nursing Homes

A study published in the July issue of Health Affairs paints a clear picture of the staffing levels of nurses and direct care staff at nursing homes based on a new CMS data resource, the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ). CMS has been collecting data from...
1-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Some Generics Can Cost Medicare Recipients More Than Brand-name Drugs

Medicare Part D enrollees may pay more out of pocket for high-priced specialty generic drugs than their brand-name counterparts, according to new research by health policy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North...
1-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Benzodiazepine Use with Opioids Intensifies Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for treatment, compared to infants exposed to opioids alone, according to a...
1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Reminds Drivers About July 1 Cellphone Ban

Injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt hope the state’s newest law banning cellphone use while driving will have an impact.
26-Jun-2019 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients of Surgeons With Higher Reports of Unprofessional Behaviors Are More Likely to Suffer Complications

Patients of surgeons with higher numbers of reports from co-workers about unprofessional behavior are significantly more likely to experience complications during or after their operations, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center...
19-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$10 Million Gift Bolsters Psychosis Research Efforts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has received a $10 million endowed gift to fund translational research, support clinical programs and create an endowed chair within the department.
13-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Drug Delays Type 1 Diabetes in High Risk Children and Adults

A drug that targets the immune system can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes an average of two years in children and adults at high risk, according to findings from TrialNet’s Teplizumab (anti-CD3) Prevention Study published in the New England...
10-Jun-2019 9:45 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

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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

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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