Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the nation to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2017.
7-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the first health system in the nation to receive the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Program of Distinction designation, an acknowledgement of excellence for...
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Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt Offers Advice on How to Avoid Food Poisoning This Holiday Season
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year an estimated 48 million people, about one in six, contract a foodborne illness. Approximately 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 cases are fatal.
30-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
Lynne Maquat, PhD, whose work has significantly advanced the understanding of human gene expression, is the recipient of the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced today.
28-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.
21-Nov-2017 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites
Lights and decorations are a special part of the holidays, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children, according to safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
20-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using...
20-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Urges Caution in Choosing Age-appropriate Holiday Toys for Young Children
With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children.
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Allergies have a seasonal rhythm to their comings and goings, and we are in the midst of one of the biggest allergy seasons of the year: tree pollen season.
14-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT
A Vanderbilt infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ahead. Pets won’t catch or spread...
13-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish.
Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep...
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true...
30-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Cars Hit More Children in September Than Any Other Month; Vandy Experts on School Transportation Safety
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches from Nutrition Experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offer
Today, in America, one in three children is considered overweight or obese. Now is a good time to start the school year off right with healthy eating habits. Nutrition experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are offering...
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Cold Weather Increases Chances of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Vanderbilt Toxicologist Offers Prevention Advice
Temperatures in the next few days are predicted to be the coldest of the winter so far, and people using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their living and working spaces need to be aware of a potential “silent killer” inside their...
7-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
“Between Hallmark and Heartache”: Vanderbilt Psychiatrist Offers Tips for How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Unhappiness
During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with...
20-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST