October 4, 2012

The American Heart Association's 2012 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. The fun gets under way at 8 a.m. at Campus Rec Field No. 1 at the corner of 25th Avenue and Children's Way. The walk, which includes both a 5K and a 1-mile route, begins at 10 a.m. Festivities, including music and food, continue until noon. Read more...

Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31


Open Enrollment is your opportunity to elect the benefits that suit your needs for 2013. This is an active enrollment, which means you need to make benefits selections between Oct. 17-31. Read more...

Study finds no gender-related difference in neurocognitive testing after sports-related concussions


As female participation in sports grows rapidly, there is a popular notion that there are gender-related differences in athletes' responses to sports-related concussion, and prior research has supported these gender discrepancies. However, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players, shows no gender-related differences. Read more...

Information for clinicians: outbreak of fungal meningitis related to spinal injection procedures


This website provides guidance for patient evaluation for suspected fungal meningitis. Read more...

Vanderbilt Dental Center to add employee discount, will no longer accept Cigna HMO after Jan. 1


As of Jan. 1, 2013, the Vanderbilt Dental Center will not accept the Cigna DHMO (Dental Health Maintenance Organization). During open enrollment, you may change your dental insurance coverage to Blue Cross & Blue Shield Dental PPO. Read more...