Author: Tom Wilemon
Aug. 14, 2018—Medically underserved women in the Southeast diagnosed with breast cancer or ovarian cancer missed out on genetic testing that could have helped them and their relatives make important decisions about their health, according to new research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Aug. 9, 2018—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is offering survivorship care in Clarksville, Tennessee, via telemedicine to patients after they complete curative treatment.
Aug. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin has expanded its staff with 20 new providers and added pediatric services.
Aug. 2, 2018—Artel Thorpe Sr. of Jackson, Tennessee, recently became the first person in the United States to undergo a new, less invasive surgical technique for implanting a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) heart pump since it was granted Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval on July 11.
Jul. 26, 2018—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s membership in NeuroNEXT, a research network that helps streamline Phase 2 clinical trials for brain disorders.
Jul. 26, 2018—About three dozen Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees will spend a Saturday volunteering their time so uninsured people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand disorders can receive surgical treatment.
Jul. 12, 2018—Sometimes it makes sense to put the cart in front of the horse.
Jun. 29, 2018—June 29, 2018 - Analysis of data from a clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt suggests that deep brain stimulation (DBS) administered to patients with very early-stage Parkinson’s disease slowed the progression of rest tremor. The study, published June 29 in Neurology, is significant because it is the first evidence of a treatment that may possibly delay the progression of one of the cardinal features of Parkinson’s disease.
Jun. 28, 2018—Jun. 28, 2018—Professional athletes like Tom Brady, Derrick Rose and Megan Rapinoe had the grit to stay in the game after suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, but the knee injury is often a career-ender for others.
Jun. 21, 2018—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center team is better than gold, according to the American Stroke Association.
Jun. 21, 2018—A sleep apnea diagnosis can often be the start to a healthier and better life.
Jun. 7, 2018—Although military personnel often suffer ankle and knee fractures requiring surgery, there’s no definitive consensus on when they should stop using crutches and start putting weight on their injured limbs again.