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Miscarriage risk increases each week alcohol is used in early pregnancy

Aug. 10, 2020—Each week a woman consumes alcohol during the first five to 10 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an incremental 8% increase in risk of miscarriage, according to a study published this week by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Research examines genetics of problematic alcohol use

Jun. 3, 2020—Alcohol use disorder and problematic drinking are genetically correlated with substance use, certain psychiatric illnesses and other neuropsychiatric traits, according to a study involving Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Low-level alcohol use increases miscarriage risk

Aug. 8, 2019—Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy — even in small amounts — have a 19% greater risk of miscarriage than women who don’t use alcohol.

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Study explores alcohol use patterns in early pregnancy

Mar. 9, 2017—The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update recommending that women who are pregnant or could become pregnant abstain from alcohol use prompted a Vanderbilt professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and her team to explore the patterns of alcohol use in early pregnancy.

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Vanderbilt emergency medicine physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s celebration

Dec. 29, 2016—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring 100,000 revelers to downtown Nashville for this year’s “Music City Midnight” festivities, and there will be hundreds of thousands more at private parties and celebrations throughout the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of those revelers will end up in Vanderbilt’s...

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Preventable injuries fill hospitals each Memorial Day; Vanderbilt doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend

May. 26, 2016—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year.  Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer.  “Many of these accidents...

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Vanderbilt emergency physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s 2016 celebration

Dec. 29, 2015—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring tens of thousands of revelers to downtown Nashville for the Bash on Broadway, and there will be thousands more at private parties and celebrations all over the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of those revelers will end up in Vanderbilt’s...

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Tennessee Poison Center physician urges caution with powdered alcohol

Apr. 6, 2015—Powdered alcohol, marketed under the name Palcohol, was recently approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for sale in the United States. It is a powder that is packaged in a 4-by-6-inch pouch, to which water can be added to produce an instant alcoholic beverage. A bill currently making its way through...

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Vanderbilt emergency physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s celebration

Dec. 30, 2014—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring tens of thousands of revelers to downtown Nashville, and there will be thousands more at private parties and celebrations all over the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of them will end up in Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department, since New Year’s Eve...

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Low prenatal alcohol’s brain impact

Dec. 21, 2012—Even relatively low levels of in utero alcohol exposure impact fetal brain development, and the effects last into adulthood, study finds.

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Memorial Day weekend one of LifeFlight’s busiest ever

May. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center saw perhaps its busiest weekend ever this Memorial Day holiday, with more than triple the volume of patients treated during a typical weekend. LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air trauma unit, responded to more than 70 of the area’s most critical patients, filling Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department and Trauma Unit with tragic and often preventable...

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Alcohol’s molecular mediators

Jan. 23, 2012—Therapeutic agents focusing on the brain region involved in stress-induced relapse may be effective in preventing relapse in patients with alcohol use disorders.

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