Study that investigated whether three smoking cessation drugs could reduce alcohol intake yields unexpected finding
Aug. 5, 2022—A Vanderbilt study of three proven smoking cessation treatments suggests these medications could play an important role to reduce alcohol use and smoking at the same time.
Team to study using probiotics to reduce heart disease risk
Feb. 3, 2022—A Vanderbilt research team has received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand how alcohol’s effect on the gut microbiome drives heart disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.