February 14, 2013

At a midyear Clinical Enterprise Town Hall meeting, those attending were updated on Vanderbilt University Medical Center's year-to-date performance and the ongoing impact of separate pieces of federal legislation: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Budget Control Act of 2011, which has come to be known as sequestration. Read more...

Research reveals clues to childhood respiratory virus


New Vanderbilt-led research published in the Feb. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has identified the relatively unknown human metapneumovirus (MPV) as the second most common cause of severe bronchiolitis in young children. Read more...

Man to receive Valentine's kidney transplant from his wife at VUMC


For the nearly 25 years Thomas Duncan has been married, he has been crowned the king of Valentine's Day gift giving. Not this year however says his wife, Kim, who will carry the unofficial title from now on after donating a kidney to her husband on Cupid's day. At posting time, both were in recovery and the surgeries had gone well. Read more...

Love is good for the heart, says Vanderbilt cardiologist


Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp, M.D., says being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart. Read more...

Free tax preparation assistance offered


Families with a household income of less than $57,000 for 2012 qualify for free tax preparation assistance through a partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. Read more...