Health in Nashville, TN

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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.

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…

Bustle's I Keep It Real series pulls back the curtain at how your favorite movies & TV shows are able to feel as realistic as possible.
NBC's New Amsterdam has only been on the air for one season, but already, the show has claimed a spot in the…

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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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 ...

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."

Even if you aren’t taking any illegal substances, it’s possible to fail a drug test. Eating a poppy seed bagel the night before you are tested could cause you to test positive for heroin, for example. But not all false positives can be explained…

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Chad Greene: Week 1
I walked into the operating theatre at Kijabe Hospital, ready to start my first case since arriving to this beautiful place far from home. I first met Frederick, a friendly man with an infectious smile who was working as the student KRNA (Kenyan anesthetist) in room nine that day. He greeted me with a warm embrace and we began talking to one another like…

CBD is supposed to help you chill out, but trying to figure out whether it’s legal where you are can have the exact opposite effect. The law concerning CBD is kind of all over the place, depending on where you live, and so far the federal government…

In her 1906 satire Résultats du féminisme (The Consequences of Feminism), French director Alice Guy-Blaché poked fun at the still quite new and controversial idea of gender equality. The women in the film literally start wearing the pants, donning…

Welcome to the Campus!! The Compassion Collaborative invites you to join Mayor David Briley, Interfaith Dental, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, and Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee's grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. After the ribbon-cutting, attendees will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the new facility. Parking and Directions: 600 Hill AvenueNashville, TN 37210 The Compassion Collaborative Campus is located at the old Aladdin Industries Corporate…

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, 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, Vanderpump…

Howard University has resided in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Washington D.C. since it was founded in 1867. But gentrification in the district has creeped up on the Howard campus, too. Recently, reports about D.C. residents walking their…

CBD can be found in gas stations, vape shops, and health stores — but is it legal? That’s a simple question with a surprisingly complicated answer. While it seems like eating a gummy bear that claims to help you relax would be no big deal, the truth…

From Wild Nights with Emily's Emily Dickinson to The Favourite's Queen Anne to the eponymous star of Colette, historical queer women are having a moment on screen. While their same-sex relationships have often been ignored or minimized in the past,…

Just Google “benefits of CBD” once, and you’ll start to wonder if the compound can cure everything. You’ll find testimonials from people who claim taking the non-psychoactive cannabis compound helped them with arthritis and even cancer. But is CBD…

Dinah Jane knows what it's like to balance two worlds. By the age of 16, the singer was finding major success with her girl group Fifth Harmony, with songs climbing the charts and tours in packed arenas. But as a Polynesian-American woman in the…

If you’ve listened to the raving testimonials from people who love CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabis compound, you may wonder whether you’ll immediately feel a difference the first time you take it. Those who use CBD claim it relieves anxiety,…

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