Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall. Testing includes the computerized ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test, a balance assessment and an individual neurologic history. “This gives our physicians a snapshot of your baseline...
Jul. 12, 2012—An experimental drug that activates T-cells and promotes an immune response to fight tumors has shown promising early results in patients with kidney cancer, melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators Leora Horn, M.D., Jeffrey Sosman, M.D., and researchers from several other cancer centers tested the new compound. The results of the...
Jul. 12, 2012—The only guarantee about the five-day-a-week trip to and from Vanderbilt is the low commuting cost each month (they share the gas costs), and as long as 50 percent or more of the riders are Vanderbilt employees, there’s no need to purchase a parking sticker.
Jul. 12, 2012—A genetic variant may help keep an individual’s “good” cholesterol in check.
Jul. 3, 2012—Obesity increases the risk of acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Jun. 29, 2012—The Fourth of July is a day of picnics, parades and celebrations, and nothing quite says Independence Day like fireworks. However, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts.
Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students, working in partnership with the Martha O’Bryan Center, United Neighborhood Health Services (UNHS) and Kirkpatrick Elementary School, developed a pilot project to increase awareness and improve access for children in the Cayce Place community who need to register for kindergarten.
Jun. 28, 2012—Intensive care units at Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are achieving exceptionally low rates of central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), according to a report released this week by the Tennessee Department of Health.