February 9, 2012

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., MBA, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will deliver the Discovery Lecture today. Her presentation, "Reversing Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Lead Healthier Lives," will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

Vanderbilt study finds practice of defensive orthopaedic medicine costs U.S. $2 billion annually


Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers estimate that U.S. orthopaedic surgeons create approximately $2 billion per year in unnecessary health care costs associated with orthopaedic care due to the practice of defensive medicine. Read more...

From Vanderbilt Medicine: Longer Lifespan Brings New Set of Challenges


The life expectancy of adults with Down syndrome has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. What would be perceived as wonderful news for families with a child with the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition is setting off alarms within the disability community. Read more...