Reporter Oct 17 2014
Oct. 16, 2014—Carrie Romero of Columbia, Tennessee, is running for her life. In 1997, when she was 28, Romero was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy — a heart muscle disease that puts her at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Oct. 16, 2014—Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. The findings shed light on a long-standing question in infectious diseases and may inform new treatment strategies.
Oct. 16, 2014—Throughout his career in medicine, Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., has found moments to fight the status quo.
Oct. 16, 2014—The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic has received a nearly $54,000 grant for 2014-2015 from the Baptist Healing Trust (BHT) for its Pharmacy Support Program, which provides free or low-cost medications to people with HIV/AIDS.
Oct. 16, 2014—A Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) melanoma patient is using his passion for golf to support melanoma research efforts at VICC.
Oct. 16, 2014—What started as a way to gather nurse practitioners in the field of transplantation at Vanderbilt to talk about the best practices in managing patients has grown into a one-of-a-kind national conference.
Oct. 16, 2014—A new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) study may lead to earlier detection and better outcomes for the 20-30 percent of breast cancer patients with lymphedema, the painful and stigmatizing arm swelling that often results from treatment.
Oct. 16, 2014—The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has again awarded a $50,000 Youth Literacy grant to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic.
Oct. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
Oct. 16, 2014—It’s been 20 years since Project PAVE, a Tennessee program providing low-vision evaluations for children, was launched.
Oct. 16, 2014—Kenya struggles with a dearth of pediatric anesthesiologists, having a grand total of five. And that’s for a general population of 45 million, some 43 percent of whom are under the age of 15.