Reporter Oct 17 2014

Heart patient uses ICD experience to promote benefits of exercise

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).

staph colonies on red petri dish

Staph ‘gangs’ share nutrients during infection: study

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.

DeBaun’s Levi Watkins Lecture highlights the power of purpose

Throughout his career in medicine, Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., has found moments to fight the status quo.

BHT grant to help Comprehensive Care Clinic’s medication program

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.

Indiana couple hits the links to support melanoma research

A Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) melanoma patient is using his passion for golf to support melanoma research efforts at VICC.

Nursing symposium focuses on transplant patients’ care, needs

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.

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