Nov. 8, 2012—Patients prescribed the diabetes drug metformin have a lower risk for heart attack, stroke and death than patients taking sulfonylurea drugs.
Nov. 1, 2012—Simply giving parents a pamphlet about sleep habits did not help their children with autism spectrum disorders get a better night’s sleep, but capturing best practices for an overarching approach to insomnia in autism may help health care providers identify and manage symptoms in these patients.
Nov. 1, 2012—The spirit of mentorship and support shown to one potential medical student decades ago has come full circle in a bequest to establish a scholarship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Oct. 25, 2012—Camiron Pfennig, M.D., still fondly remembers performing her first operation. The then 5-year-old aptly used the brightly colored, chunky plastic tools from her Fisher Price doctor’s kit to extend the life of her beloved stuffed animals and dolls.
Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a major federal grant — just more than $7 million in the first year — to extend HIV/AIDS-related technical assistance and training in the rural province of Zambézia, Mozambique.
Oct. 25, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, said the appearance of more diversity in medical schools is evidence of progress, but he cautions that the issue is more complicated than ever.
Oct. 18, 2012—New findings from Vanderbilt researchers may explain why only some individuals who have inherited mutations that increase risk for pulmonary hypertension actually develop the disease.