10:00 PM Aug 27, 2014
Fit Physiques Fitness Center is holding a Healthy Living University in September.
9:00 PM Aug 27, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Randen Pederson/Flickr) Tennessee parents have one more item to add to that back-to-school checklist, getting the kids in for an eye exam.
NASHVILLE – With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are reminded the eye health of their children is critical to their educational success.
8:00 PM Aug 27, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Joe Howell • Vanderbilt) (From left) Dr. Sean Davies, Kasey Vickers, Dr. MacRae F. Linton, Dr. L. Jackson Roberts II and Dr. Valentina Kon discuss recent findings about high-density lipoprotein on a ‘clear board.’ They are part of a major program project grant funded by the NIH to explore the impact of HDL ‘dysfunction’ on heart disease.
High-density lipoprotein is known as “good cholesterol” because elevated levels protect against heart attacks and atherosclerosis or plaque build-up.
5:00 PM Aug 27, 2014
Vanderbilt-led research, as part of an international, multicenter trial, found regular blood transfusion therapy significantly reduces the recurrence of silent strokes and strokes in children with sickle cell anemia who have had pre-existing silent strokes, according to study results released today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
4:00 PM Aug 27, 2014
Sometimes it’s hard to tell what to do when a child gets sick at night or on weekends. Should you go to the emergency room, or wait until the pediatrician’s office is open again?
10:00 PM Aug 20, 2014
DALLAS — Treatments involving neck manipulation may be associated with stroke, though it cannot be said with certainty that neck manipulation causes strokes, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
9:00 PM Aug 20, 2014
(Photo by MTSU Office of News and Media Relations) Richard Locke of Murfreesboro works out on an underwater treadmill in MTSU’s Alumni Memorial Gym. Locke, who suffered a stroke that diminished muscle ability on the left side of his body, is one of several clients who have benefitted from research conducted by MTSU’s exercise science professionals.
MURFREESBORO — For three years, Middle Tennessee State University’s exercise science experts have worked wonders with people who suffer from incomplete spinal cord injuries.
10:00 PM Aug 13, 2014
(Submitted Photos by Susan Urmy) Music therapist Ellyn Hamm leads the Baby Vibes class at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.
Lisa Gracey shares a puppet of an orange bear with 11-month-old son, Duke, singing ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm,’ encouraging him to be engaged in his music therapy class. He grabs at the soft material and bounces in excitement.
9:00 PM Aug 6, 2014
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrated the accomplishments of 34 outstanding faculty and staff members at its annual awards and promotions luncheon on Aug. 1.
8:00 PM Aug 6, 2014
NASHVILLE – Friday’s arrival of August on the calendar also marks the start of National Breastfeeding Month, and that has supporters touting the benefits of mother’s milk, often called nature’s perfect baby food.
7:00 PM Aug 6, 2014
Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have achieved the first conclusive non-invasive measurement of neural signaling in the spinal cords of healthy human volunteers.
5:00 PM Aug 6, 2014
(Submitted Photo) The brown recluse spider has a violin-shaped image on its back.
Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.
3:30 PM Aug 6, 2014
NASHVILLE – For a rising number of Tennesseans, as they grow older and enter retirement and go through other major life changes, it’s not a time to slow down, but a chance to seek out meaning.
10:00 PM Jul 30, 2014
NASHVILLE – Saturday marked the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the progress made since its passage is being recognized across Tennessee.
9:00 PM Jul 30, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) Pictured (from left) are Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton, Gov. Bill Haslam, Beef Council Executive Director Valerie Bass and Beef Council Chairman Kristina McKee.
Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Beef Council Chairman Kristina McKee, of Lebanon, in proclaiming July as Beef Month in Tennessee recently.
8:00 PM Jul 30, 2014
A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon.
10:00 PM Jul 16, 2014
NASHVILLE — Take the pledge – to reduce your salt intake. It may save your life.