Health in Franklin, TN

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that the gut microbiome composition modulates how dietary nutrients are metabolized, with potential downstream consequences on metabolic health.

Try making a grilled pizza this summer and not worry about the oven heating up your home. Here is a healthy recipe you can follow for veggie grilled pizza.

Real-time patient feedback is transforming culture and care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Since implementing a closed-loop rounding platform that focuses on empathy in nurse–patient communication, the center has also seen significant gains in patient experience scores and overall performance improvement.

Cathy Eng, MD, a national and international leader in gastrointestinal medical oncology, is joining Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

Despite past false starts in surgical simulation, today’s virtual reality (VR) technology is at the “inflection point” to fundamentally change how physicians train for the operating room, says Jonathan Schoenecker, ...

Heart attacks are scary already, no doubt, surviving one alone. If you ever find yourself in that situation, here are the steps you need to take.

As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Fest this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

Two new therapies are showing encouraging findings for patients with NSCLC with either RET rearranged or EGFR exon 20 insertions, raising hope that 2 hard-to-target driver alterations may soon have an associated targeted treatment.

Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity like patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study.

Colorectal cancers are among the commonly occurring carcinomas in the United States, with an estimated 145,6700 new cases expected in 2019 accounting for 8.3% of all cancers, according to the ...

Douglas B. Johnson, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, clinical director, Melanoma Research Program, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses applications of immunotherapy in melanoma.

When Josh Robinson, OD, chose to specialize in low vision optometry, he was certain of one thing — his services would have a big impact on his patient population — and it is proving to be true.

Study examines if cadaver nerve grafts can restore breast tissue sensation after mastectomy and reconstruction.

Several Shelbyville Central High School health students had the chance to tour and watch the landing and takeoff of an EC 135 Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter Wednesday morning from the football field...

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Erica Adkins: Week 2
These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC.
It is the beginning of week three and the homesickness is starting to set in. I miss my dog, my family and friends, as well as just the convenience of being able to jump…

Patients with a form of congenital heart disease — having only one ventricle (pumping chamber) — are now living longer lives due to the successful surgical and medical treatments they receive as children.

May 13, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. In 2018, nearly 50 Latino leaders from at least 20 local faith groups gathered at the Coleman Park Community Center to gain insight on health needs in their communities. The event – organized by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) and the Faith and Health Collaborative – was called Breakfast with Religious Leaders, and its goal was to establish what organizers called a…

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Charles Bernard Pittinger Prize - Basic Science Research: Brandon Turner
Charles Bernard Pittinger Prize - Clinical Translational Research: Christopher Hughes, MD
Charles Bernard Pittinger Prize - Health Services and Informatics Research: Jason Slagle
Best Oral Presentation: Marcos Lopez, MD
Best Poster Presentation: Eric Figueroa
Roger England Resedarch Award for Excellence in Support…

In April, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published the results of a two-year collaboration between the AATS, ACC, ASE, SCA and STE¹ to recommend a system of ...

Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Pediatrics, has received the 2019 Gold Medal from the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) for her career-long contributions to the care of children through pediatric imaging services.

Ted Anderson, MD, PhD, Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was inducted May 5 as the 70th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) during the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville.

Becker’s Hospital Review has once again named Vanderbilt University Medical Center as one of the “100 great hospitals in America.”

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences’ newest employee is a physical therapist — but he also has a wet nose and wagging tail.

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Through the exceptional capabilities and caring spirit of its people, Vanderbilt will lead in improving the healthcare of individuals and communities regionally, nationally and internationally. We will combine our transformative learning programs and compelling discoveries to provide distinctive personalized care. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative…

Scoliosis is more commonly found in children. However, it is possible for adults to develop this condition later in life. Find out more on treatment.

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Monday, March 25, 2019
These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC.
It’s the end of our second week here in Kijabe and I feel like I’m really hitting my stride. I’m feeling, for the most part, at home both in and out of the hospital.…

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Tim Lowell of Hernando, Mississippi, received the first total artificial heart in the state of Tennessee when the cardiac surgery team at Vanderbilt Health placed the device in his chest on Sept. 26, 2018. The mechanical heart kept him alive for nearly three months until a matching human donor heart became available and he was transplanted on Dec. 16, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

If you are looking for a dynamic work environment where nurses are valued and encouraged to grow, you have come to the right place. As a Magnet designated organization, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is infused with a culture that brings out the best in our staff and offers the highest quality care for our patients and their families
Our nurses have a voice in virtually everything we do; they are equipped with the latest health care technology resources; and they have a wide…

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Friday, March 8, 2019
These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC.
We started lectures. It is so refreshing to have a crowd that is genuinely interested and has read the material. They ask good questions and are clearly thirsty for knowledge. I hope that we…

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The 11th annual Shade Tree Trot, presented by Messer Construction and Carrabba’s, is set for Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. on the Vanderbilt campus.

Stephen Hann, PhD, professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, died Feb. 27. He was 67.

“I’ve been in school a long time,” she quipped
All told, she spent nearly two decades in higher education and medical training, traveling to five universities in three states. Each year, save one, was an unending push forward to earn her degree and increase diversity within her chosen field.
Her one and only pause was the result of a traffic accident, which sidelined her just before she could complete her last stretch of training.
‘No black doctors in a small town’
Dr. Simmons…