Aug. 23, 2007—Babies exposed to chemicals used in non-stick cookware and other consumer products while in their mother's womb were born at a significantly lower body weight, according a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.
Aug. 9, 2007—One of the more difficult challenges for families of school-aged children heading back to school is how to deal with the potential of bullying. While schools often have tough policies to reduce acts of bullying, many children still end up feeling "picked on" or teased and it can affect their school experience and even their grades in the long run.
Aug. 6, 2007—Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center, offers the following tips on how to "beat the heat" as summertime temperatures continue to rise.
Jul. 30, 2007—For the first time in more than three decades, a multi-center team of researchers has uncovered a gene linked to multiple sclerosis (MS) that could pave the way for future research and treatment options.
Jul. 19, 2007—At 11 a.m. this morning the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will formally announce the appointment of Kevin Churchwell, M.D., as the hospital's new CEO.Churchwell, a Nashville native, Vanderbilt-educated physician and nationally recognized pediatrician, has been selected as chief executive officer and executive director of Children's Hospital, effective immediately.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Named State’s Only Stand-alone Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center
Jun. 29, 2007—On July 2, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will begin operating the state's first pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center at a children's hospital.
Jun. 5, 2007—A study by Vanderbilt's Shari Barkin, M.D., and colleagues found that a high number of families who own guns admit their guns are not always safely stored. As a matter of fact, only one third of the families who took part in the large, national study reported their guns were stored according to recommendations from safety experts.
May. 15, 2007—Can you imagine an archer trying to improve her accuracy by practicing blindfolded, never seeing how close she was to hitting her target, never getting any information to help correct her aim?
Mar. 27, 2007—A new Vanderbilt University study has identified a chemical signal that plays a critical role in forming the heart, which could lead to new strategies to combat congenital heart defects.
Mar. 20, 2007—Vanderbilt University is recruiting local families to take part in a study that is examining ways to help families cope with depression. The study, named the Raising Healthy Children Project, is part of a National Institute of Mental Health-funded study designed to decrease depression among children.
Vanderbilt Children‘s Hospital study proves nasal spray flu vaccine works better than the shot in younger children
Mar. 6, 2007— A new study, co-authored by Kathryn Edwards, M.D., chief of the Division Pediatric Clinical Research at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt, suggests that the nasal spray flu vaccine is twice as effective as the flu shot in children 6 months to 5 years of age. The study, entitled "Live attenuated versus Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Infants and Young Children" was published in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Feb. 22, 2007— Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has received a three-year accreditation with commendation, the highest level of approval, from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).