Author: Tom Wilemon
Jul. 27, 2017—A new Vanderbilt initiative aims to improve the lives of young adults with autism spectrum disorders who often end up socially isolated once they leave school.
Jul. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees are making it possible for uninsured people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand disorders to receive surgical treatment.
Jul. 20, 2017—As mindfulness grows in popularity as a treatment option for conditions ranging from anxiety to chronic pain, experts in integrative medicine at Vanderbilt are doing research to better quantify its effectiveness and setting standards for how it is administered.
Jul. 7, 2017—A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard recently received a new heart and liver at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), one of only a handful of hospitals that have performed the dual transplant surgery this year.
Jun. 22, 2017—A new rating system called Safe Stars will soon allow parents to check and see if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols.
Jun. 1, 2017—People committed to making youth sports safer will meet in Nashville July 13-14 for a biennial event that has become one of the nation’s premier conferences on the topic.
Jun. 1, 2017—The Tennessee Foreign Language Institute will launch a medical interpretation training program in August with help from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Interpreter Services.
May. 25, 2017—Researchers have, for the first time, described the similarity of different self-transcendent experiences — mental states that range from being in love to spiritual enlightenment — along a common continuum and spectrum of intensity.
May. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) rapid response in treating stroke patients has received the American Stroke Association’s Honor Roll-Elite Plus recognition for the third consecutive year.
May. 4, 2017—Patients undergoing lower back surgeries had shorter hospital stays and fewer complications after a team at the Vanderbilt Spine Institute identified best practices for perioperative care and implemented them under a standardized protocol.