November 16, 2017

Dear Colleagues, Over the year, Congress has repeatedly attempted to "fix" healthcare by altering the funding streams between states and the federal government, as well as to commercial insurers. All of this might lead one to think that Congress is focused on the most important problems facing healthcare. Read more...

New treatment approach for autism spectrum disorder suggested by Vanderbilt study


Using sophisticated genome mining and gene manipulation techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have solved a mystery that could lead to a new treatment approach for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Read more...

VUMC study brings personalized medicine to smoking cessation


The first-of-its-kind clinical study combines smoking cessation with personalized medicine by learning whether the patient is a "normal" or "slow" metabolizer of nicotine, and then using that information to select medication to quit smoking. Read more...

Alternatives to emergency room visits abound


VUMC is offering employees new, free phone and online resources to determine whether a visit to the emergency room is appropriate or if a walk-in clinic or doctor's office would offer effective care. Read more...

"VUMC Voice": Shopping for children's gifts? Make sure toys are safe and age-appropriate


With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children. Read more...