March 1, 2016

Influenza season continues in Middle Tennessee, with both confirmed cases of influenza and clinic visits for influenza-like illness on the rise. Read more...

VUMC study finds statins do not ease kidney injury following cardiac surgery


Among doctors, it is widely believed that a class of drugs called statins, which are used to lower cholesterol, might help patients tolerate the stress of cardiac surgery. Not so, according to a five-year, placebo-controlled, double-blinded randomized clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Read more...

From "Hope": Erasing the worry


Twenty-two-year-old Christine Schueler spent the better part of the fall on her feet — working as an attractions host intern at Walt Disney World in Orlando, welcoming children and their families to Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride and the Enchanted Tiki Room. It's a job that wouldn't have been possible a few years ago. Read more...