June 12, 2014

Vanderbilt University Medical Center providers and teams with exceptional patient satisfaction scores have won 22 Top Performer Awards and 330 5-Star Awards in Professional Research Consultants Inc.'s surveys of patient attitudes. Read more...

Study tracks insulin's risks as second-line diabetes medication


In an observational study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, adults with type 2 diabetes who take insulin in addition to the recommended first-line drug therapy, metformin, had a 30 percent higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death when compared to similar patients who instead augment their metformin regimen with a sulfonylurea. Read more...

This week's VUCast highlights pet therapy study at Children's Hospital


The latest VUCast includes a story on new research at the Monroe Carell Junior Children's Hospital on how pet therapy is helping children with cancer; an interview with astronomer Keivan Stassun on earth-eating stars; and the rocket launch that won a team of engineering students first place at the NASA rocket launch competition. Read more...

This weekend's GAC "Top 20 Country Countdown" spotlights Children's Hospital


Great American Country (GAC) taped its weekly "Top 20 Country Countdown" show at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Monday, June 9, for broadcast this weekend. Read more...

Take a selfie on the bus to celebrate today's "We Ride the Bus" event


The Nashville Mayor's Office is inviting those who ride MTA buses to snap a "selfie" as they board a bus on June 12 and post the image to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #WeRidetheBus. Read more...