Health in Nashville, TN

When celebrities hang out with Bustle writers, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, actor Jane Levy…

Millions of people living in the US and thousands in middle Tennessee have undetected vision problems, eye diseases, and conditions. Please share these simple tips with your friends and loved ones.

Young friendships will be tested in Stranger Things Season 3, but don't worry, nothing's going to tear Dustin and Steve apart: Gaten Matarazzo says Dustin and Steve's friendship will play a crucial role in Season 3. Even better, the two best buds…

"Bad hair" is a phrase that has long plagued the black community, especially those who have 4C hair. The cruel term insinuates that there is something inherently wrong with afro-textured coils, which can influence those with kinky hair to develop…

LEEP is a process that utilizes a heated wire loop warmed through electric current, to extract tissues & cells inside a woman's lower genital tract. Learn More

In this week's Sex IDK column, Emma McGowan, certified sex educator and writer, answers your questions about HPV.
Q: I don't fully understand HPV. What should I know?
Oh, human papillomavirus, aka HPV. Perhaps the most misunderstood STI in a world…

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...

You've Got Mail gets a cheesy (in a good way) successor in the rom-com everyone will be talking about next spring, Tweet Cute by Emma Lord, a story filled with all the tropes your heart can handle, including my personal favorite, an…

More than 11 million people follow Chrissy Teigen — and that's just on Twitter. (Another 24 million follow along on Instagram!) Her reach is undeniable, and she doesn't take that lightly. Yet while Teigen is known for being vocal online, sometimes…

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Erica Adkins: Week 2
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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…

In Netflix's new YA Drama The Society, Sean Berdy speaks two languages at once. His hands and words work in tandem to deliver emotionally gutting lines, his body punctuating the heartbreak in his voice as his character, Sam, navigates a perilous new…

Few people look forward to going to jail or prison, but veteran reality TV producer Rasha Drachkovitch has made doing so his calling card.
"Someone from my company is usually in prison every day filming — and it’s a good thing," the president of 44…

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.

During National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, celebrated each May, the nation turns its attention to teen pregnancy prevention and the great strides that have been made over the last 20 years. While there have been advances in reducing teen pregnancy, progress is still needed to close racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in teen birth rates in the United States.

Hearing the words "bad hair" can be triggering for many black women with 4C curls — bringing up distressing memories like being told by a hairdresser their hair was "unmanageable," hearing negative comments about their texture from family members,…

Antoni Porowski can "talk about salt ad nauseam" and believes in the "virtues of high-end vanilla." But even with such strong opinions, Queer Eye's Antoni is the opposite of a food snob. He's a big fan of cake for breakfast and cold pizza…

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The national “All of Us” Research Program, which aims to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness by recruiting a million or more research participants, provided a glimpse this week into its rapidly growing databank with the beta launch of its publicly accessible Data Browser application.

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…

Catherine Li is a successful plus size model and influencer who travels the world to star in campaigns and ads for major fashion and beauty brands. While she relies on her looks for her profession, Li never thought she'd become a model, ever. The…

Vickie Thompson has devoted her career to caring for children. Her daughter Kelsey is following in her mom's footsteps.

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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 ...

Kendra McMillan, MPH, RN, Senior Policy Advisor at the American Nurses Association, shares her story of being called to serve as a nurse. Whether you’re a nu...

From preschool to third grade, back-to-school shopping included buying new gel pens, and spiral notebooks. It also included khaki skorts and white and navy polos, my version of a uniform. I'd always assumed that wearing a uniform was a part of going…

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.

The law bans most abortions once a doctor detects what they call “a fetal heartbeat in the womb,” which is usually about six weeks into a pregnancy.

Becky is a Community Outreach Educator. She runs Teen Council, a peer-led sex education program, at Planned Parenthood in Seattle. Her dedication to social j...

Hope Clinic for Women equips women, men and families to make healthy choices with unplanned pregnancies, preventative care, pregnancy loss and postpartum depression. We are a faith-based safe and confidential place for anyone seeking medical care, professional counseling, education, mentorship and practical support regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay.

The President has grown fond of falsely claiming that abortion doctors can “execute” babies.

With a plethora of CBD skin care products currently on the market, there's no question that the industry is booming. In fact, investment bank analysts are already predicting that within the next decade, the CBD beauty market could go on to generate…

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! Details for tomorrow's Open House are below: Parking and Directions: 600 Hill AvenueNashville, TN 37210 There are plenty of parking options! Ample parking at 600 Hill Avenue & overflow options inlcude street parking, Rebuplic Services just across the street on Hill Avenue and Lane Motor Museum if necessary! Already RSVP'd? Great! We'll see you tomorrow! Still need to RSVP…

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

The Trump administration is currently working on a rule that could make it easier for health care providers to deny care to transgender people, according to multiple reports. If this rule goes into effect, transgender health care protections could…

To promote well-being among anesthesiologists, a medical center launched a simulation day to help family members better understand their loved ones’ role and offer critical social support.

The court said that the state's Bill of Rights "allows a woman to make her own decisions regarding her body ... decisions that can include whether to continue a pregnancy."