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Data Shows Increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers, as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network, report an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism...
2-Dec-2021 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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VUMC Named Center of Excellence by the National Organization for Rare Disorders

The Vanderbilt Undiagnosed Diseases Program (VUDP), which accepts patients with undiagnosed and rare diseases, will be part of a unique network of institutions dedicated to the outstanding treatment of rare disease patients and collaboration to...
4-Nov-2021 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hepatitis C Infections Among Pregnant People Increased Substantially Between 2009 and 2019

The leading cause of HCV in the U.S. is injection drug use as a result of opioid use disorder (OUD), which has seen a rise in most populations, including pregnant people, in recent years. HCV rates have also risen. Between 2009 and 2019, the overall...
28-Oct-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AstraZeneca Seeks Emergency Approval for COVID-19 Antibodies Isolated at VUMC

The long-acting antibody combination was originally developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to protect against COVID-19.
5-Oct-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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VUMC research contributed to first COVID-19 pill now under review

The drug, known as molnupiravir, was first shown to be efficacious against coronaviruses including the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, by investigators in the lab of Mark Denison, MD, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and their colleagues at the...
1-Oct-2021 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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VUMC Awarded $31.7 Million to Harmonize Alzheimer’s Research Data

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $31.7 million grant by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to harmonize research data gathered on human subjects in scores of disparate...
1-Oct-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Debuts New State-of-the-Art Maternal Fetal Clinic

A new 4,600-square-foot, state-of-the-art maternal fetal clinic space located at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opened Sept. 13 to allow these specialists to further enhance and grow innovative programming that helps families...
16-Sep-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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President Biden Appoints Karen Winkfield to National Cancer Advisory Board

President Joe Biden has appointed Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, to the National Cancer Advisory Board, where she will serve a six-year term and help guide federal initiatives that focus on cancer.
16-Sep-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Doctors Seeing Increase in Young Females with Tics, Verbal Outbursts Similar to Tourette syndrome

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt typically sees a case of functional tics every few months, according to Heather Riordan, MD, associate professor of Child Neurology. Now the team is seeing a few new cases a week.
21-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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Pediatricians See Spike In RSV Cases Urge Parents To Be On Lookout For Symptoms

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is seeing a spike in respiratory illnesses, especially RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and parainfluenza, which cause croup and bronchiolitis in young children and flu-like symptoms in older...
24-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT

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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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