August 13, 2013

As sports practices have resumed for the fall, physicians at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) are already treating young athletes with concussions. They urge coaches and parents to know the warning signs of a concussion and not let athletes return to play until they have been cleared by a health care professional. Read more...

Cognitive complaints, Alzheimer's risk studied


A study of cognitive complaints in older adults showed that memory concerns from both the patient and an informant was most predictive of converting to Alzheimer's disease or dementia within three years. Read more...

Major eProcurement system upgrade coming Sept. 3


Procurement Services is ready to launch a new, improved eProcurement system on Sept. 3 that will allow the online creation of all requisitions. Read more...

From Children's Hospital's "Hope" magazine: "Infectious teamwork"


Doctors and nurses raced to place two tubes, each nearly the size of a garden hose, in 4-year-old Jasie Musick's neck and leg vessels to connect her to a life-support machine at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. She was drowning in her own fluid-filled lungs, overwhelmed by a bacterial lung infection. Read more...