Reporter Sept 23 2016

BMI genotype and breast cancer risk

For breast cancer prevention, a new study provides evidence for lifestyle modification to reduce weight gain in adults.

Targeting norovirus “noxiousness”

New discoveries will guide efforts to develop vaccines or antiviral agents for norovirus, the most common cause of infectious diarrhea.

Blood exposures for traditional healers

Traditional healers in sub-Saharan have a high rate of exposure to blood, putting them at risk for HIV and hepatitis C.

Transplant Center experiences strong growth in volume

The Vanderbilt Transplant Center, one of the largest organ transplant programs in the Southeast, has not only surpassed the projected number of transplants it expected to perform for fiscal year (FY) 2016, but also experienced an increase in the total number of transplants performed over the previous year.

EpicLeap mobile information centers begin making rounds

Under the sweeping technology initiative called EpicLeap, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on course to replace the greater part of its clinical, billing and administrative software by November 2017, with an eye to improving continuity of care, efficiency and patient and care-team experiences.

Star power

The Nashville Predators’ newest star, P.K. Subban, visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

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