July 3, 2012

The Fourth of July is a day of picnics, parades and celebrations, and nothing quite says Independence Day like fireworks. However, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Read more...

Vanderbilt study finds obesity linked to kidney injury after heart surgery


Obesity increases the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiac surgery, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Read more...

Opening Pandora's Box: Stem cell transplants offer hope, but late effects remain a concern for years, decades


From Momentum, the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center magazine: It's been two years since Joan Meredith's stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Although she is now "100 percent donor" and her new immune system appears to be functioning well, she remains vigilant against the health complications related to her transplant, like infections, for example. Read more...

Parking and transportation schedule for July 4 announced


On Wednesday, July 4, those who park in N lots or in lot 127 may park in the Central Garage level 6, South Garage levels 4-7, and in the 25th Avenue Garage using the 25th Avenue entrance. Read more...

Medical Center dining holiday hours announced


Several places to eat around VUMC will be open on July 4. Here's a rundown of who is closed, who is open, and when. Read more...