Many People of Color Worry Good Health Care Is Tied to Their Appearance

Dec 05, 2023 at 11:13 am by Staff

By Colleen DeGuzman, KFF Health News Many people from racial and ethnic minority groups brace themselves for insults and judgments before medical appointments, acc.... Read More

Patients Expected Profemur Artificial Hips to Last. Then They Snapped in Half.

Dec 05, 2023 at 11:07 am by Staff

  By Brett Kelman and Anna Werner, CBS News, KFF Health News    Bradley Little, a physical education teacher in Arizona, was leading his class.... Read More

Study Links Gene Network and Pancreatic Beta Cell Defects to Type 2 Diabetes

Dec 04, 2023 at 01:00 pm by Staff

  By Leigh MacMillan and Jill Clendening    In a collaborative effort co-led by teams from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University of.... Read More

Many Autoimmune Disease Patients Struggle with Diagnosis, Costs, Inattentive Care

Nov 27, 2023 at 08:29 pm by Staff

  By Andy Miller, KFF Health News   After years of debilitating bouts of fatigue, Beth VanOrden finally thought she had an answer to her problems in 2016 whe.... Read More

Ukrainian doctors again visit VUMC to observe organ transplants and protocols

Nov 27, 2023 at 05:42 pm by Staff

  By Matt Batcheldor   For the second year, a delegation of doctors from Ukraine recently visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center to observe organ transplant.... Read More

National study of two surgical interventions for exotropia shows no detectable difference

Nov 26, 2023 at 03:59 pm by Staff

  By Nancy Humphrey   The results of an eight-year study comparing two surgical methods for repairing childhood intermittent exotropia (a common form of strabismu.... Read More

Commensal gut bacterium protects from severe intestinal infection

Nov 26, 2023 at 03:37 pm by Staff

  By Leigh MacMillan   Diarrheal diseases are a major contributor to child mortality worldwide, causing about 800,000 deaths per year in children under age 5.&nbs.... Read More

VUMC scientists discover key step to kidney fibrosis

Nov 26, 2023 at 03:13 pm by Staff

  By Bill Snyder   Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the first time have shown that activation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR.... Read More

Evolving Overdose Crisis Shakes Previously Effective Treatments

Nov 21, 2023 at 09:24 am by Staff

  By Taylor Sisk, KFF Health News   BURLINGTON, Vt. — “You can’t inject a horse tranquilizer and think nothing bad is gonna happen” t.... Read More

Is Novavax, the Latecomer Covid Vaccine, Worth the Wait?

Nov 20, 2023 at 02:11 pm by Staff

  By Amy Maxmen, KFF Health News   Erin Kissane, a co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project, rolled up her sleeve for the Novavax covid-19 vaccine in mid-Oct.... Read More