October 30, 2012

Executives with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have announced an academic affiliation agreement, paving the way for new clinical research and academic education opportunities that are designed to enhance cancer programs. Read more...

Open Enrollment deadline is tomorrow


Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for benefits-eligible employees to choose their benefits and elect the coverage that fits their needs for the coming year, ends at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. These last days are the only remaining time to review your insurance and spending account coverage and make your choices for the upcoming calendar year. Read more...

Go for the Gold deadline tomorrow; help offered to complete


Health Plus will host Know Your Numbers stations tomorrow to help faculty and staff complete their Go for the Gold by the deadline. At the stations, weight, blood pressure and body mass index will be checked. Assistance with Go for the Gold also will be available. Read more...

Take extra steps on Halloween to keep children safe, Children's Hospital experts say


Halloween is an exciting time for parents and children, but it can also be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on other days, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Read more...

Vanderbilt burn doctors treat more patients during cold-weather months, urge caution with home heating


With temperatures falling into the 30s this week, people across the mid-state will be turning up the heat to stay warm. But, as the temperature drops, the number of patients treated by the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center typically increases due to unsafe heating methods that result in injury. Read more...

This week's VUCast: pawn shops, negative political ads, and more


This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast: Why one Vandy professor says pawn shops are a better economic move than you realize; which gives a bigger political punch to undecided voters: the debates or negative ads? Read more...