Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman's risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Women in the United States face a far greater risk of dying from childbirth complications than in many other developed countries around the world.
New immunotherapy regimen approved for the treatment of historically untreatable triple negative breast cancer.
The AMA has spent the last several years accelerating change in medical education. Now the time has come to reimagine residency as the national organization works to transform physician training & practice.
As part of AMA's initiative to create the medical schools of the future, first-of-its-kind Health Systems Science Review book and online education modules will help ensure physicians learn how to deliver patient care in modern, value-based health systems
With the ACOG meeting ... and her year of presidency ... just wrapped, Dr. Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG shares reflections on the past year and the state of women's health.
The Belmont University and Lipscomb University Colleges of Pharmacy have recently announced a collaborative partnership with Jovenes en Camino to build and support a locally-run pharmacy in El Zamorano, Honduras.
Reminds physicians to discuss the safety and efficacy of vaccines with patients, as well as educate them on health risks associated with not vaccinating children
Noted public health expert Dr. William Schaffner shares insights on three of his top public health threats.
A new study finds higher rates of uninsured children in Tennessee and other non-expansion states.
A recent study found racial disparities in ED usage for severe asthma become statistically insignificant when factoring out socioeconomic elements, paving the way for more emphasis on differences in community than biology.
Public health continues to lead the way to eliminate health disparities and create a system that focuses not just on the absence of illness but the promotion of wellbeing.
After 14 months of study, the Indigent Care Stakeholder Work Team has released their vision for safety net care in Nashville.
"This disease of the past is becoming a threat of the present," explains Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO
At the end of February, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced the introduction of the Tennessee Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program.
Last month, the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO), which represents 20 community mental health Centers and other non-profit behavioral health care providers, announced results from the first year of the Tennessee Health Link program.
Vanderbilt's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) was recently awarded a $200,000 grant by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) to provide increased access to medication-assisted treatment for uninsured women with substance use disorders.
On March 19, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the annual County Health Rankings for 2019.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health has announced the theme for 2019 is 'Active & Healthy.'
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are participating in a national effort to develop vaccines and other treatments as countermeasures to prevent the spread of two emerging and deadly viruses -- Nipah and Hendra.
Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP, has been appointed deputy commissioner for population health for the Tennessee Department of Health. McDonald had been serving as interim deputy commissioner in this position since October 2018.
As some technology companies have announced steps to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a letter to the CEOs of six of the country's leading social media and technology companies urging them to ensure their users have access to accurate, timely, scientifically-sound information on vaccines. T
In January scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and colleagues in Boston, Seattle and St. Louis were given an audacious goal to develop -- in 90 days -- a protective antibody-based treatment that potentially will stop the spread of the Zika virus.
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