With school now in full swing throughout the country, students will be coming home with homework and roaming the halls with heavy backpacks. Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt warn parents that backpacks filled with heavy books can cause painful strains, sprains and problems with posture.
Medications prescribed in up to 20 percent of children with autism, including Risperdal, Abilify, Seroquel and Zyprexa, often cause substantial weight gain and put children at greater risk for developing diabetes.
A Vanderbilt lung cancer patient’s exceptional response to different types of therapies spurred research that suggests lung cancer patients with specific gene alterations may benefit from combination therapy that targets two different cancer pathways.
Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations today on the use of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts. The guidance was published in the association’s journal,Circulation.