VUMC in the newsA roundup of a few recent positive stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Associated Press national reporter Lindsey Tanner and interviewed Hilary Tindle, M.D., director of ViTAL, the Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction and Lifestyle, for stories about a JAMA Internal Medicine study about cancer deaths related to smoking. Nearly 40 percent of male cancer deaths in the South were estimated to be connected to smoking. Cigarette smoking accounted for an estimated 28.7 percent of all cancer deaths in U.S. adults 35 and older in 2010.
Associated Press chief medical writer Marilynn Marchione interviewed William Cooper, M.D., professor and vice chair of Pediatrics, for a story about a New England Journal of Medicine study, which Cooper did not participate in, that tested cholesterol screening in the UK for children ages 1-2 and their parents.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the American Academy of Pediatrics released information that as parents decline to have their children vaccinated, more pediatricians are turning such families away in the name of safeguarding the health of other patients. The piece quotes Kathryn Edwards, M.D., Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics.
WSMV Channel 4 News reporter Alan Frio interviewed Rob Hood, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine, about the calcium score exam offered at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt hosted a “Howl-o-Ween Paw-ty” with a pet therapy dog show, face painting and “PUParazzi” photo booth with hospital mascot, Champ. The dog show was hosted by radio personalities Woody and Jim from WRVW 107.5 the River, and WSMV Channel 4 News and WTVF News Channel 5 covered the event.