10:00 PM Dec 3, 2014
The most emergent form of heart attacks is decreasing nationwide, but this declining incidence could affect emergency departments’ quality and timeliness of care.
9:00 PM Dec 3, 2014
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among a handful of organizations engaged to provide expertise and data to the Sentinel System, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration program designed to monitor the safety of drugs and medical devices that have reached market.
8:00 PM Dec 3, 2014
Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even when they have early stage disease that is confined to one breast, a Vanderbilt study shows.
7:00 PM Dec 3, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Heather • Flickr) The preterm birth rate in Tennessee rose slightly in 2013, ending six straight years of declines in the number of babies being born too soon.
After dropping for six years in a row, the latest figures show the preterm birth rate in Tennessee inched back up in 2013.
5:00 PM Dec 3, 2014
People who plan to attend the Nashville Tree Lighting, Rudolph’s Red Nose Run and the Nashville Christmas Parade are encouraged to ride the train to downtown Nashville on Friday.
11:00 PM Nov 30, 2014
In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” made its network television debut, delighting audiences across the country.
9:00 PM Nov 30, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) Kid Rock receives Patriot Award from Operation Troop Aid founder Mark Woods.
Operation Troop Aid, a nonprofit organization, which supports U.S. Troops, honored award-winning, multi-platinum selling humanitarian Kid Rock, last week with the 2014 Operation Troop Aid Patriot Award.
8:00 PM Nov 30, 2014
(Photo courtesy of John Russell • CMA) Michael W. Smith and Carrie Underwood perform during CMA Country Christmas. The special airs Monday at 7 p.m. on ABC.
Carrie Underwood will make her CMA Country Christmas debut with a special duet with Michael W. Smith during this year’s holiday special.
6:00 PM Nov 29, 2014
A new report indicates the answer to boost the bottom line in 2015 for some could be changing careers and entering the field of technology.
5:00 PM Nov 29, 2014
A tax credit to help many low-income working families keep more of their earnings proves to be especially important in rural areas and small towns across Tennessee and the country, according to a new study by the Center for Rural Affairs.
3:00 PM Nov 29, 2014
The quarter-million young children in Tennessee who are growing up in low-income families can succeed in life, but a new report says the best way to get them on the right path requires a focus on both the children and their parents.
9:00 PM Nov 27, 2014
Vanderbilt University researchers are closer to understanding the link between obesity, chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetes.
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.
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.
4:00 PM Nov 26, 2014
AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase compared to 2013.