Reporter Aug 22 2014
Aug. 21, 2014—In some cases, HDL, the "good cholesterol," may not function properly and may actually accelerate atherosclerosis.
Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt-led research found regular blood transfusion therapy significantly reduces the recurrence of strokes in children with sickle cell anemia who have previously had "silent" strokes.
Aug. 21, 2014—A retrospective analysis of Tennessee physicians who underwent fitness-for-duty evaluations by Vanderbilt found an “astoundingly” high rate of suicide among physicians who were found unfit to practice, were in solo practice, or if they were taking anti-anxiety drugs.
Aug. 21, 2014—Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death among populations around the world. While diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can influence the risk of developing the disease, hereditary factors also play an important role.
Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt employee Drew Casey, 27, was at home when he began to experience shortness of breath. Thinking it might be a panic attack, his wife, Katie, called 911, and an ambulance took Casey to the Emergency Department, where he progressed very suddenly to circulatory failure and shock.
Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that three years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.
Aug. 21, 2014—More than three decades ago, J. Harold Helderman, M.D., medical director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, joined a handful of colleagues from across the country to create a society for transplant physicians.
Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital’s pharmacy is attracting national attention for reducing its inpatient pharmacy drug expenses 6.4 percent in a 12-month period, despite an increase in patient volume.
Aug. 20, 2014—Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.