Baby Boom

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

More women. More babies. With more people choosing Nashville and its surrounding communities as home, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has seen a rapid growth in the number of visits for women’s care and babies born … Continued

Hard Hats and Health Care

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Children’s Hospital Expansion With a population explosion impacting Nashville and surrounding communities, serving the health care needs of the region’s families and children means that Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been on the rise — literally. Following … Continued

Risky Ride

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

There’s a fierce debate raging in the new Nashville – whether the influx of a growing number of electric scooters is a fun addition for tourists and residents or a dangerous trend that affects public safety. In July, after some … Continued

Leading the Way

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The 20 residents in the Department of Neurosurgery are in good hands, under the guidance of residency program director, Lola Chambless, MD’05, HS’12, associate professor of Neurosurgery. In 2012, Chambless became the first female faculty member in the department and … Continued

Success Built on Trust

From the Winter 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

As of Dec. 5, 2018, the VUMC Street Psychiatry team had encountered 151 unique individuals experiencing homelessness during 19 weeks at 15 different sites. Within that population, 89 patients reported being unvaccinated against hepatitis A, while 63 patients reported having … Continued

The Emotional Toll

From the Winter 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Living with a disease for a long time can affect more than just physical well-being, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center psychologist cautions. “Sometimes we see young adults in remission (from cancer) and considered long-term survivors, but they might be having … Continued

What is omphalocele?

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Omphalocele, also known as exomphalos, is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. The infant’s intestines, liver or other organs stick outside of the belly through the belly button. The organs are covered in a thin, nearly transparent sac … Continued

New Treatments at a Glance

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

New treatments for metastatic melanoma fall into two categories: immunotherapies that spur patients’ immune systems to attack the cancer and targeted therapies that block the molecules that allow the cancer to grow and spread. Immunotherapies — Up to 60 percent … Continued