August 9, 2012

Entertainer Kix Brooks will play at the Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

Team creates new view of body's infection response


Vanderbilt University scientists in multiple disciplines combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and imaging mass spectrometry to visualize the inflammatory response to a bacterial infection in mice. The techniques, described in "Cell Host & Microbe" and featured on the journal cover, offer opportunities for discovering proteins not previously implicated in the inflammatory response. Read more...

Time was critical for new mother's heart surgery


Two weeks after giving birth to her second child on July 10, 31-year-old Samantha Neal began to experience chest pain. Initially diagnosed with a gall bladder issue in her local ER, her true diagnosis would prove much more serious and potentially life-threatening. Read more...

Have questions about Go for the Gold? Get answers here


All Vanderbilt faculty and staff can learn about their health risks and take action to reduce those risks by completing Go for the Gold. Faculty and staff on the Vanderbilt Health Plan also are eligible for a wellness credit of up to $240. The deadline is Oct. 31 to receive the wellness credit in January 2013. Read more...