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Nov. 10, 2017—Weight-loss surgery is very effective helping some people lose 50 to 75 percent of excess body weight, producing great control of health conditions and improving quality of life. There are several myths associated with surgery; here they are with the facts.
Nov. 10, 2017—The holidays are fast approaching, which means lots of folks are planning trips to visit family. How do we stay healthy when we have so many family and friends together with so much potential to spread germs?
Nov. 6, 2017—Food allergies continue to be an important topic as more are diagnosed. They can develop for anyone, at any point, at any age.
Oct. 20, 2017—To just be pockets of air, sinuses certainly can cause serious discomfort. Here, Bobo Tanner, co-founder of the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program, answers questions about what causes sinus issues and how these conditions are treated.
Oct. 20, 2017—Do you know what it means to be at “high” or “elevated” risk for developing breast cancer? Do you know if you are at high risk?
Oct. 9, 2017—Feeling tired during the day? Excessively tired, even after a night’s sleep? That and loud snoring at night could be signs of a bigger problem, said Beth Malow, director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Center.
Sep. 22, 2017—One of our favorite prediabetes success stories includes lifestyle overhaul and the help of a program focused on manageable change: Health Plus at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 11, 2017—Internet safety starts with talking to your kids about online dangers and how to avoid them, says pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Mary Romano.
Aug. 14, 2017—My Southern Health and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offer "Champ's Total Eclipse Activity Book," a free download.
Aug. 2, 2017—On Aug. 21, millions of people will be focused on the sky as day turns into night as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century passes over Middle Tennessee. Specialists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to ensure solar eclipse safety as watchers view this incredible event.
May. 24, 2017—Heart failure is more prevalent in the South. Here’s what you need to know.
May. 24, 2017— Ventral skin-to-skin contact has been shown to improve premature infants’ health, both short- and long-term. The baby is undressed or unwrapped and placed against the mother’s bare skin, nestled against her chest. A cozier name for this method of holding a new baby is “kangaroo care.”