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Obstetrics and Gynecology Archives

Labor and Delivery unit set for major renovation

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Women’s Health recently announced plans for a $6 million renovation of its Labor and Delivery suites and postpartum rooms.

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Center for Women’s Health opens clinic in Smyrna

Aug. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health has expanded its footprint into Rutherford County with a new clinic in Smyrna.

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Clinical trial to test Singulair to treat bladder pain syndrome

Jul. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is currently enrolling women to participate in a study looking at the drug Montelukast to treat interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS).

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Renewal House, VUMC team to help opioid-addicted mothers

Jun. 29, 2017—Renewal House and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have launched an alliance that will expedite treatment and expand the community’s capacity to treat mothers and children most acutely affected by opioid addiction in the mid-state.

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VUMC study shows cesarean patients sent home from hospital with more narcotic pain medications than needed

Jun. 13, 2017—Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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Vanderbilt-led study disputes link between uterine fibroids and miscarriage risk

Jun. 7, 2017—A 10-year study, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katherine Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D., disrupts conventional wisdom that uterine fibroids cause miscarriages.

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New cell model to help test reproductive disease therapies

May. 4, 2017—Kevin Osteen, Ph.D., Pierre Soupart Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology, and his team at the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center have developed a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip cell model that mimics the endometrial lining of the uterus in an effort to test therapeutic interventions for reproductive diseases.

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Non-invasive prenatal screening’s popularity on rise

Jan. 12, 2017—Genetic counselors are playing a greater role in areas of medicine in the wake of advancement in genomic technology.

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New weekly clinic focuses on vulvar, vaginal disorders

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Women’s Health has launched a new clinic with the opening of the Center for Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders.

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Urogynecology to debut single practice site in Cool Springs

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery is consolidating its practice sites and moving to the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health at Cool Springs. Providers will begin seeing patients at the new location beginning Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Vanderbilt expert addresses Zika-related concerns for women who are, or want to become, pregnant

May. 24, 2016—With summer time approaching and the topic of mosquitoes abuzz, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Sarah Osmundson, M.D., has a few recommendations for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant.

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Alvarez named chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Apr. 28, 2016—Ronald David Alvarez, M.D., Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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