My Southern Health Archives
Jan. 2, 2018—As we head into the winter months, what we don’t want are the less pleasant things that can come with winter: colds and flu, accidents from slippery sidewalks and roads, and a dreary mental funk.
Jan. 2, 2018—Many of us are aware that heart disease is a major problem in America, but how do we begin to address it? Esther S.H. Kim, a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses women, heart disease and how it can be prevented.
Dec. 18, 2017—Ashleigh-Anne Hughes’ inspiring organ donation story, and how her transplant led her to a life of advocacy work.
Dec. 8, 2017—Bulky coats give the false impression your child is snugly strapped in the car seat.
Nov. 10, 2017—Weight-loss surgery is very effective helping some people lose 50 to 75 percent of excess body weight, producing great control of health conditions and improving quality of life. There are several myths associated with surgery; here they are with the facts.
Nov. 10, 2017—The holidays are fast approaching, which means lots of folks are planning trips to visit family. How do we stay healthy when we have so many family and friends together with so much potential to spread germs?
Nov. 6, 2017—Food allergies continue to be an important topic as more are diagnosed. They can develop for anyone, at any point, at any age.
Oct. 20, 2017—To just be pockets of air, sinuses certainly can cause serious discomfort. Here, Bobo Tanner, co-founder of the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program, answers questions about what causes sinus issues and how these conditions are treated.
Oct. 20, 2017—Do you know what it means to be at “high” or “elevated” risk for developing breast cancer? Do you know if you are at high risk?
Oct. 9, 2017—Feeling tired during the day? Excessively tired, even after a night’s sleep? That and loud snoring at night could be signs of a bigger problem, said Beth Malow, director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Center.
Sep. 22, 2017—One of our favorite prediabetes success stories includes lifestyle overhaul and the help of a program focused on manageable change: Health Plus at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 11, 2017—Internet safety starts with talking to your kids about online dangers and how to avoid them, says pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Mary Romano.