Federal Lawmakers Take First Steps Toward Oversight of $50 Billion in Opioid Settlements

Jan 22, 2024 at 06:28 pm by Staff

By Aneri Pattani, KFF Health News    Some members of Congress are demanding federal oversight of billions of dollars in opioid settlements, which state and lo.... Read More

Rising Suicide Rate Among Hispanics Worries Community Leaders

Jan 22, 2024 at 06:12 pm by Staff

  By Andy Miller and Molly Castle Work, KFF Health News   If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the 988 Su.... Read More

Women and Minorities Bear the Brunt of Medical Misdiagnosis

Jan 21, 2024 at 08:57 pm by Staff

    By Liz Szabo, KFF Health News    Charity Watkins sensed something was deeply wrong when she experienced exhaustion after her daughter was born.... Read More

‘Emergency’ or Not, Covid Is Still Killing People. Here’s What Doctors Advise to Stay Safe.

Jan 21, 2024 at 08:40 pm by Staff

    By Amy Maxmen, KFF Health News   With around 20,000 people dying of covid in the United States since the start of October, and tens of thousands mo.... Read More

America’s Health System Isn’t Ready for the Surge of Seniors With Disabilities

Jan 21, 2024 at 05:23 pm by Staff

  By Judith Graham, KFF Health News   The number of older adults with disabilities — difficulty with walking, seeing, hearing, memory, cognition, or pe.... Read More

Retirement won’t slow down pioneering neonatal nurse Odessa Settles

Jan 21, 2024 at 04:52 pm by Staff

Odessa Settles may have retired after spending more than 50 years as a neonatal nurse, but her career is far from over. She is glad she took her own advice to develope an int.... Read More

Marlee Crankshaw retires after 40 years of service to Vanderbilt

Jan 21, 2024 at 04:48 pm by Staff

  It’s been 40 years since Marlee Crankshaw first entered the doors of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Initially interested in pediatrics, she took the firs.... Read More

Health equity champion Arie Nettles retires

Jan 21, 2024 at 04:46 pm by Staff

  Arie Nettles, PhD, professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Retired, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has never been the silent type. Even in re.... Read More

Beloved VUMC colleague and acclaimed scientist David Robertson mourned

Jan 21, 2024 at 04:41 pm by Staff

  Bill Snyder and Nancy Humphrey   David Robertson, MD, a beloved leader and mentor, and a pioneer in the clinical research of blood pressure disorders at Vanderb.... Read More

Hartmann named director of UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Jan 21, 2024 at 04:38 pm by Staff

  Leigh MacMillan Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, Vice President for Research Integration for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named director of the Universi.... Read More

Bird flu vaccine more effective with potent adjuvant

Jan 21, 2024 at 04:36 pm by Staff

  Craig Boerner   The avian (bird) influenza vaccine creates a more robust immune response when paired with a potent ingredient known as an adjuvant, accordi.... Read More

Data haul improves immunotherapy response prediction

Jan 21, 2024 at 04:32 pm by Staff

Paul Govern A subset of cancer patients will respond well to immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment, others not at all. As predictive biomarkers for ICI response are pro.... Read More