10:00 PM Apr 9, 2014
NASHVILLE – Until the moment of Donna Allen’s November 2009 emergency room visit, the Hendersonville retiree considered herself to be “very healthy.”
9:00 PM Apr 9, 2014
(Sara McManamy-Johnson • Lebanon Democrat) Diana Shuck, a kidney transplant recipient, will speak at the Mt. Juliet Library Saturday about the need for organ donors.
This April marks the 11th annual National Donate Life Month, a celebration commemorating those who have given the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation.
5:00 PM Mar 26, 2014
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both genders in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.
3:00 PM Mar 26, 2014
Vanderbilt University scientists found evidence the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas, which are either killed or become dysfunctional in the two main forms of diabetes, have the capacity to regenerate.
2:45 PM Mar 19, 2014
One of the top priorities of the Tennessee Department of Health is to reduce the state’s infant mortality rate, a measure of how many babies die before reaching their first birthday.
8:00 PM Feb 12, 2014
For the first time, guidelines were developed for preventing stroke in women.
7:00 PM Feb 12, 2014
The increased emphasis on success in youth sports has made overuse injuries more common.
6:00 PM Feb 5, 2014
Expectant mothers can get free ultrasounds from Volunteer State Community College this spring.
5:00 PM Feb 5, 2014
Saint Thomas Health will again offer the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing, a course that provides basic preparation for registered nurses to become faith community nurses.
2:00 PM Feb 5, 2014
Parents pass down a lot of things to their children. Some, like receding hairlines, are an unfortunate inevitability. But others aren’t, such as the fear of going to the dentist. Recent studies have highlighted the important role that parents play in the transmission of dentist fear in their family.
1:00 PM Feb 5, 2014
The American Society of Hypertension recently recognized the Vanderbilt Hypertension Clinic as an ASH-designated comprehensive hypertension center.
3:00 PM Jan 22, 2014
This information is to help you in making a decision about buying both herbal and non-herbal supplements. In a previous column, I shared some information about a lot of supplements that may not be all that they say they are.
3:00 PM Jan 20, 2014
These were the biggest, most groundbreaking studies, exercises and medical revelations in 2013.
8:00 PM Dec 18, 2013
Each year in the U.S., an estimated 5 percent-20 percent of the population can be infected with the flu, and more than 200,000 people may be hospitalized during the flu season.
3:00 PM Dec 18, 2013
The holidays are a relaxed time for families and friends to spend time together, but before children are out of school for the holidays and tiny friends and relatives come to visit, take some time to poison proof your home.
3:00 PM Dec 11, 2013
(Photo by Susan Urmy) Andries Zijlstra and colleagues study a biomarker that can help predict prostate cancer recurrence.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alberta in Canada have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread.
3:00 PM Dec 4, 2013
You might have a favorite cookie or brownie recipe – but did you know you could make it even better by adding a simple, familiar ingredient?