11:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
Between decking the halls, visiting family and attending holiday parties, it may seem like there is little time to maintain a workout routine during the holiday season.
9:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
Vanderbilt University researchers are closer to understanding the link between obesity, chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetes.
8:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) Pictured (front row, from left) are Branches counselors Tracey Robison, Bill Robison, Debi Russell, Mike Courtney, Trish Wilson Heath, (back row, from left) Ashley Sharpe, Chandy Powell, Daniel Crosby, Tammy Johnston and Cindy Hornbaker. Not pictured are Debrah Udom, Cherilyn Wright and Amy Conner.
Branches Counseling Center at 1450 Battleground Drive invites the public to its annual Christmas open house Dec. 4 from 4-7 p.m.
7:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share common genetic underpinnings, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.
6:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Mangrove Mike • Flickr) The dangers are many for the children who are doing farm labor in tobacco fields in several southeastern states.
Children half the smoking age are reportedly laboring in tobacco fields in Tennessee, and they’re exposed to a multitude of perils.
5:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
Walk into many wine and spirits stores, and you will likely encounter a dizzying array of selections.
4:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
As parents and others prepare for Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, a safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips to avoid this year’s most dangerous toys.
3:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Rex Perry • Vanderbilt University) Easton Cunningham plays with his father, Chad Cunningham, during the reunion event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program. Chad Cunningham is a Lebanon police officer.
For 25 years, patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, like 20-month-old Easton Cunningham, were given a second chance at life when their lungs or heart, or sometimes both, have failed to perform.
2:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
If turkey is not normally on your lunch or dinner menu, come the holiday season it’s bound to show up in abundance.
1:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
Sheep are the oldest domesticated meat species in the world.
12:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
Thanksgiving is not often associated with healthy eating.
10:00 AM Nov 27, 2014
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season.
9:00 AM Nov 27, 2014
Diabetics must learn how to enjoy their favorite holiday foods without compromising their overall health.
Amid a season of sweets and special foods, it sometimes can be challenging for diabetics to maintain their dietary discipline.
8:00 AM Nov 27, 2014
The bright orange color of the pumpkin flesh is a dead giveaway that it is a great source of an important antioxidant, beta-carotene.
8:00 PM Nov 26, 2014
Diet and exercise are synonymous with a healthy lifestyle. When coupled with routine exercise, a healthy diet is even more effective at sustaining long-term health.
5:00 PM Nov 26, 2014
Thanksgiving dinner is nearly as treasured for its leftovers as for the feast itself.
10:00 PM Nov 25, 2014
The explosive organic compound pentaerythritol tetranitrate might one day allow pregnant women to protect their daughters from developing high blood pressure before they’re born, according to an animal study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.