October 30, 2014

Open Enrollment for 2015 benefits ends Friday, Oct. 31, at 11:59 p.m. If you don't enroll, your health, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment and short-term disability insurance selections will default to your current coverage levels. Read more...

Go for the Gold deadline is midnight tomorrow


Those who complete all three steps of Vanderbilt's Go for the Gold program may receive a wellness credit of up to $240. The credit is available to faculty/staff paying for a Vanderbilt Health Plan on Jan. 1, 2015. Read more...

Researchers explore links between grammar, rhythm


A child's ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study from a researcher at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Read more...

Vanderbilt experts offer advice for trick-or-treating with food allergies


Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween's most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true terror into the hearts of their parents: food allergies. Read more...

To ease this weekend's time change woes, take a walk in the sun, says Vanderbilt sleep expert


Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep schedule is exacerbated by our tendency to alter our sleep patterns on the weekends anyway. Read more...

Video story on Ebola vaccine research at VUMC released online


Vanderbilt researchers have isolated Ebola-fighting human antibodies, the first of their kind, that could lead to a new treatment. The Vanderbilt research team has been working for several years to come up with the strongest Ebola-fighting antibodies. Read more...

Latest news from the VUMC Reporter is available online


The latest news from this week's VUMC Reporter is available at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter. Read more...