October 3, 2013

While the national economy appears to be getting stronger, health care has entered a national recession, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told a packed audience of approximately 1,100 Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students in Langford Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon while making his annual State of the Medical Center address. Read more...

Benefits Open Enrollment takes place Oct. 16-31


Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to make your benefits choices for the upcoming year. This year's Open Enrollment is Oct. 16-31, and all benefits-eligible employees should enroll. Read more...

Study finds cognitive deficits common after critical illness


Patients treated in intensive care units across the globe enter their medical care with no evidence of cognitive impairment but often leave with deficits similar to those seen in patients with traumatic brain injury or mild Alzheimer's disease that persist for at least a year, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published today in the "New England Journal of Medicine." Read more...

Framingham Heart Study's landmark impact examined


While the Framingham Heart Study is often referenced throughout the halls of academia, few know its origin or can fully appreciate the contribution it has made to the understanding and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Read more...

This week's VUCast: "Nashville" behind the scenes, and more


Medical staff work with the hit show "Nashville"; the music of the "Mighty Sky"; and "Brain on Trial with Alan Alda." Read more...