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Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy
Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy

Early alcohol consumption increases risk of miscarriage, according to new Vanderbilt-led study.

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Addressing the Growing Issue of Firearm Injuries
Addressing the Growing Issue of Firearm Injuries

It's hard to stop what you don't understand. The American College of Surgeons has secured a grant to identify individual & community risk factors for non-lethal firearm injuries.

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Vaccine Narrows Racial Disparities in Pneumococcal Disease
Vaccine Narrows Racial Disparities in Pneumococcal Disease

In a major public health success, the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV13, or Prevnar 13, in 2010 in the United States is associated with reduction in socioeconomic disparities and the near elimination of Black-white-based racial disparities for invasive pneumococcal disease.

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Study Challenges Idea That Lower BMI Shields Smokers from Fat-associated Health Risk

A lower body mass index (BMI) does not protect smokers from fat-associated health risks, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study published in PLOS Medicine.

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Nearly One-Third of Tennessee Parents are Worried Their Child has an Undiagnosed Mental Health Condition, New Poll Finds

One-third of Tennessee parents with children ages 6-17 are worried their child has an undiagnosed mental health condition, a new poll from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy found.

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All of Us Looks to Improve Care for Each of Us
All of Us Looks to Improve Care for Each of Us

The innovative All of Us initiative from the NIH provides researchers with a rich source of data to speed discoveries in both precision medicine and population health.

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VUMC Faculty Receives Grant to Explore LGBTQ+ Perspectives on Biomedical Research
VUMC Faculty Receives Grant to Explore LGBTQ+ Perspectives on Biomedical Research

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's (VUMC) Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society were recently awarded a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to explore LGBTQ+ perspectives on a range of issues related to biomedical research.

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Women in Criminal Justice System Less Likely to Receive Evidence-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Pregnant women involved in the criminal justice system are disproportionately not receiving medications for opioid use disorder, as compared to their peers, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published today in PLOS Medicine.

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Culturally Tailored Colorectal Cancer Education Program Improved Awareness and Screening Uptake in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Rural Populations

People who received information from the Screen to Save program, a culturally tailored initiative from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), increased their knowledge of colorectal cancer and indicated willingness to adopt potentially preventive behavior changes.

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NHLBI Launches Study of Drug to Treat COVID-19

Faced with a global pandemic of a virus previously unknown to humans, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has launched a clinical trial to understand if hydroxychloroquine, a well-known drug used for malaria and rheumatologic conditions, is safe and effective in treating hospitalized adults with COVID-19.

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Study Shows ICU Patients with Low-Risk Penicillin Allergies Can Be Tested and Treated
Study Shows ICU Patients with Low-Risk Penicillin Allergies Can Be Tested and Treated
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Analysis Finds Affordable Care Act Has Dented Health Care Cost Curve

A decade after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, there is evidence that the landmark health care legislation has contributed to slower growth of U.S. health care spending.

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PCORI Board approves new $150 million initiative to fund large-scale patient-centered clinical studies
PCORI Board approves new $150 million initiative to fund large-scale patient-centered clinical studies

Also approves $16.4 million for new studies on maternal depression, HIV prevention, prostate cancer and care transitions

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Tennessee Infants Exposed to Hep C at Birth Often Not Tested for Virus
Tennessee Infants Exposed to Hep C at Birth Often Not Tested for Virus

Most Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C at birth are not later tested to see if they acquired the virus, according to a study by researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy.

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Study Sheds Light on Link Between Cannabis, Anxiety and Stress
Study Sheds Light on Link Between Cannabis, Anxiety and Stress

A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report.

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Benefits of Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida Continue Through School Age
Benefits of Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida Continue Through School Age
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Vanderbilt-led Team Discovers New Genetic Disease and Defines Underlying Mechanism
Vanderbilt-led Team Discovers New Genetic Disease and Defines Underlying Mechanism

Zebrafish, pediatric patients and DNA biobank-linked electronic health records inform research study

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Critical Insights into Nashville Health
Critical Insights into Nashville Health

For the first time in nearly two decades, Nashville has a countywide assessment providing insights into the health and well-being of the community.

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Adverse Reactions Increase in Children with Use of Common Reflux Aids: Study

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) -- such as Prilosec, Protonix and Nexium, have long been one of the most prescribed medications in the country to aid in the reduction of stomach acid.

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Low-level Alcohol Use Increases Miscarriage Risk

Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy -- even in small amounts -- have a 19% greater risk of miscarriage than women who don't use alcohol, according to a new study by Vanderbilt researchers.

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VUMC Joins International Effort to Speed Vaccine Development

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has joined an international effort to streamline and accelerate development of vaccines and other treatments against a growing worldwide surge of deadly and debilitating viral infections.

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ACS ResearcHERS Program Bringing Awareness to Women in Science
ACS ResearcHERS Program Bringing Awareness to Women in Science

Women now comprise 50 percent of ACS funded research.

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Gum Disease and Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in African-American Women

Poor oral health was associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer in African-American women.

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Researchers Push Forward Frontiers of Vaccine Science
Researchers Push Forward Frontiers of Vaccine Science

Using sophisticated gene sequencing and computing techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the San Diego Supercomputer Center have achieved a first-of-its-kind glimpse into how the body's immune system gears up to fight off infection.

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Long-term Unemployment Linked to Increase in Babies Born with Drug Withdrawal

Babies born after being exposed to opioids before birth are more likely to be delivered in regions of the U.S. with high rates of long-term unemployment and lower levels of mental health services, according to a study from researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the RAND Corporation.

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