My Southern Health Archives
Aug. 10, 2018—During this time of year, it is important to remember that heatstroke can and does happen to children left in hot cars. The safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt want you to know that every minute counts.
Aug. 6, 2018—On a humid summer day in 2006, Taylor Stokes became ill on a plane from dehydration and inhaling fumes on the jetway. Stokes, however, describes that unpleasant experience as “providential.” It led to a lung cancer diagnosis.
Aug. 6, 2018—Learning you have dense breasts can prompt many questions, including how this affects your risk of breast cancer.
Jul. 26, 2018—If you are wondering what to do after hearing news about the recall of certain drugs used to treat high blood pressure, the first message from experts at Vanderbilt Health is this: keep taking your medication.
Jul. 20, 2018—Get the scoop on sciatica, one of the most common lower-back pains.
Jul. 13, 2018—The signs of this rare bile-duct cancer typically go unnoticed at first. Here’s what to know.
Jul. 13, 2018—Get a primer on these addictive drugs and how they affect pregnant women.
Jun. 28, 2018—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). These are the blood tests to detect the possibility of prostate cancer. That group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors and make well-informed individual decisions about the potential harms and benefits of PSA screening, and treatment if cancer is found.
Jun. 25, 2018—Nearly all U.S. children age 13 to 17 — 95 percent — have smartphones, according to a Pew Research Center survey released in May 2018. Smartphones give them easy access to the Internet, and social media platforms along with it.
Jun. 8, 2018—The season can be a bane to your peepers if you suffer from eye allergies. If you have itchy eyes during this time of the year, take note of these tips from Christine Rust, M.D., an ophthalmologist at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.
May. 13, 2018—Summer outings and getaways should be fun and relaxing for everyone. And they can be — even if you’ve got meds and supplies to pack for your child with diabetes.