11:00 PM Oct 22, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Anne Rayner) Amy Kee plays with her son, Jude, as his grandmother, Ann Westerbeck, looks on. Jude is undergoing a new therapy at Vanderbilt to treat his retinoblastoma.
Conventional therapy for patients diagnosed with retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer in children, includes systemic chemotherapy, external beam radiation and/or surgical removal of the eye.
10:00 PM Oct 8, 2014
The 13th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk of the Middle Tennessee area will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at LP Field Riverfront.
10:00 PM Oct 1, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) Dr. James Crowe Jr. (right) looks on as graduate student Andrew Flyak adjusts equipment in the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center used in the production of anti-Ebola antibodies.
Vanderbilt University researchers have partnered with Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. to develop new human antibody therapies for people exposed to the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses.
4:00 PM Sep 24, 2014
(Photo courtesy of M. Kuhlman) Booster seats can reduce injuries during a car crash by 45 percent, but a new survey finds 90 percent of parents move their children to seat belts before they’re big enough.
NASHVILLE – Children often want to act like grownups, but experts said having children ride in cars the way mom and dad do is something that should be put off for as long as possible.
10:00 PM Sep 17, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Antti T. Nissinen • Flickr) Tennesseans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves this summer to give blood. Blood donations typically fall off during summer months as people are busy with outdoor activities and vacations, but the need for blood remains constant.
NASHVILLE – The summer may be winding down, but the need for blood donors in Tennessee is up.
9:00 PM Sep 17, 2014
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.
10:00 PM Sep 10, 2014
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.
9:00 PM Sep 10, 2014
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.
8:00 PM Sep 10, 2014
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.
4:00 PM Sep 10, 2014
The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.
10:00 PM Sep 3, 2014
NASHVILLE – A meal of a burger, French fries and a milkshake tops a list of the most calorie-laden meals served at restaurant chains nationwide.
9:00 PM Sep 3, 2014
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.
8:00 PM Sep 3, 2014
Vanderbilt researchers this week reported updated findings regarding the benefits of behavior-focused therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder.
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.