Gut Reaction

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  Jennifer Fleming was 22 years old, just beginning a career in a new city, when she started having some troubling symptoms. A persistently upset stomach, diarrhea and a small amount of rectal bleeding launched a barrage of tests that … Continued

Remote Control

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

When Willem Leister Einthoven, inventor of the electrocardiogram (EKG), sent an EKG over telephone lines back in 1906, it was the first example of modern telecardiology. More than a century later, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Allen Naftilan, M.D., … Continued

Hooked

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The epidemic of opioid abuse, which each day claims the lives of 91 Americans and adds billions annually to the nation’s health care bill, can be stopped—but it’s not going to be easy, say those steering the ship at Vanderbilt … Continued

Positive Outlook

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

When Rachel Fox was 15 years old, the petite, blonde high school sophomore spent most of her time babysitting in her suburban Nashville neighborhood and practicing the piano. For about a year, she noticed she was increasingly hungry and thirsty, … Continued