December 5, 2017

In childhood, asthma is more common in boys than girls. But around the time of puberty, that picture reverses. By mid-life women are twice as likely as men to have asthma. Read more...

Bear the therapy dog mourned and remembered at Children's Hospital


"Bear excelled as a therapy dog. He was calm and gentle and loved to cuddle with the patients. Bear also enjoyed the sweet attention from the hospital staff and would stop for anyone wanting to pet him." Read more...

Study seeks to reduce opioid use for chronic pain


Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT, associate professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will serve as principal investigator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for a clinical trial that is examining strategies for reducing opioid use among patients with chronic pain. Read more...

"Vanderbilt Medicine": In My Life--Alex Chern


Fourth year medical student Alex Chern was hit by a car at a crosswalk in April of last year. He says his time in the hospital gave him a new perspective on patient care. Read more...

VUMC in the news


A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...