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  • Vanderbilt University

    Boys, girls reach activity levels in different ways

    Most preschool-age children manage to get enough recommended daily physical activity, but how they move varies with noticeable differences between boys and girls, a new Vanderbilt study found. Read More

    Mar. 15, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt study affirms effectiveness, promise of telemedicine for autism evaluations

    A new study found that young boys and girls achieve their recommended daily physical activity in different ways. Most preschool-age children manage to get enough recommended daily physical activity, but how they move varies with noticeable differences between boys and girls, a new Vanderbilt study found. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)… Read More

    Mar. 12, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Stallworth’s Johns draws on broad background

    As a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Jeff Johns, MD, spotted someone practicing for cheerleader tryouts. Although he had never once tumbled in gymnastics or participated in cheerleading before, Johns asked her to teach him some basics. Read More

    Mar. 8, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Children’s Hospital, Hunter’s Hope team to fight Krabbe disease

    Dylan May’s 6-month-old baby photo shows a smiling face and bright blue eyes — the appearance of a seemingly happy, healthy baby. Read More

    Mar. 8, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Awareness, education goal of new HPV initiative

    Vanderbilt is at the epicenter of a human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancer epidemic, according to Ronald Alvarez, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Mar. 8, 2018

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    Initiative gives rural residents access to stroke care advances

    A Vanderbilt University Medical Center telemedicine initiative seeks to broaden access to advancements in stroke care for residents of rural counties in Tennessee. Read More

    Mar. 1, 2018

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    Graphene material strengthens nerve signaling in the brain

    Less than 20 years after it was developed, a thin, resilient sheet of carbon atoms with remarkable properties known as graphene is transforming biomedical fields as far flung as tissue engineering, neuroprosthetics and drug discovery. Read More

    Mar. 1, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Saline use on decline at Vanderbilt following landmark studies

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging its medical providers to stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, a change provoked by two companion landmark studies released Feb. 27 that are anticipated to improve survival and decrease kidney complications. Read More

    Feb. 27, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    University of Mississippi Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce affiliation agreement

    Officials with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have announced a clinical affiliation agreement that establishes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions. Read More

    Feb. 27, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Multiple options help atrial fibrillation patients

    Since launching its program offering patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative treatment to reduce their risk of stroke and avoiding long-term use of blood thinners, the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) has consistently ranked among the top centers in the country for the implantation of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) devices. Read More

    Feb. 22, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Panel explores issues surrounding gun violence prevention

    About the same time a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine panel discussion on gun violence prevention ended Feb. 14 in Light Hall, a heavily armed young man barged into his former high school in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 and injuring others. Read More

    Feb. 22, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Dance Marathon 2018

    Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy on Vanderbilt’s campus, hosted its 16th annual, 13-hour “Big Event” on Feb. 17, the culmination of a year of raising funds and awareness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Feb. 22, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    State of Medical Center 2018: VUMC ahead of key healthcare trends

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is out in front on the key trends in healthcare, said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, when speaking last Wednesday at his annual State of the Medical Center Address, a presentation paired with the year’s first Leadership Assembly. Read More

    Feb. 20, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Medical Center facilities grow to meet space needs

    Construction on various areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is continuing at a rapid pace, with several projects now completed and others scheduled for completion in the coming months. Read More

    Feb. 15, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Group provides oversight for eStar Stabilization phase

    Recently, thousands of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees took a moment to stop by Langford Auditorium so members of leadership could thank them for their time, effort and dedication in making the historic transition to VUMC’s new Epic-based electronic health record system, known as eStar. Read More

    Feb. 15, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Little sweethearts

    In recognition of Heart Month, VUMC’s newborn sweethearts celebrated Valentine’s Day by creating a special gift for their loved ones. Read More

    Feb. 15, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Neurology’s Davis blends modesty, clinical excellence

    Thomas “Tom” Davis, MD, enjoys archery when he’s not treating people with movement disorders. Read More

    Feb. 8, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Think it’s flu? Now you can ask Alexa

    If you think you have the flu, making decisions about whether to seek care is as easy as asking Alexa. Vanderbilt’s Flu Tool, an online resource that uses a series of questions to help patients determine if they or a family member may have the flu, has now been adapted for use with Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service. Read More

    Feb. 8, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    McKinney named to direct Emergency Medical Services

    Over the past decade, the Department of Emergency Medicine has significantly expanded its Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to oversee the medical care of the Nashville Fire Department and Nashville EMS, the Nashville International Airport, the region’s 911 Dispatch Center, Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine and Metro Nashville’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Read More

    Feb. 8, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Study explores best pre-transplant weight loss options

    Vanderbilt researchers are comparing two types of weight-loss options to determine which is the most effective in helping obese patients reach a more ideal weight before undergoing kidney transplant surgery. Read More

    Feb. 8, 2018