Reporter June 24 2016

M.D. affiliation and Medicaid access

The odds of asthma

A number of factors during infancy increase the risk that a child will later develop asthma.

Superior scan for tumors

Imaging with a compound that binds to neuroendocrine cells is a safer and more effective way to detect rare neuroendocrine tumors.

pair of tango dancers outdoors

It takes two to tango: beta cell development

Defining the genes required for the function of insulin-producing beta cells is crucial for ongoing efforts to develop a cell-based therapy for diabetes.

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Drug monitoring programs reduce opioid deaths: study

The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study released this week in the journal “Health Affairs.”

Girl’s dual heart, kidney transplants a VUMC first

Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently performed its first pediatric dual heart/kidney transplant on a 13-year-old girl from Chattanooga.

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