Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Two people shot in east Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two people are shot in east Nashville early Friday morning.<p>Metro Nashville police responded to a shooting outside The Cobra bar …

Country Music

Death from a dog lick? Veterinarian explains rare infection triggered by pets' saliva

Some pet owners may be on edge after two cases of a rare — but potentially deadly — infection linked to dog saliva popped up in Wisconsin this summer, leading to the death of one woman and amputation of another man’s limbs.<p>In both cases, doctors determined the infections were caused by …

Pets

Autoimmunity plays role in development of COPD, study finds

ATLANTA--Autoimmunity plays a role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study led by Georgia State …

Medicine

Infant recovering at Nashville hospital after alleged assault by couple

A Christian County, Kentucky couple is facing charges for allegedly abusing a 2-month-old baby.<p>WHOP reports Cassandra Hansley is facing assault …

Kentucky

Vanderbilt University Medical Center ranked by U.S. News & World Report - Nashville Business Journal

By Joel Stinnett <br>– Reporter, Nashville Business Journal<p>Aug 14, 2018, 11:29am CDT<p>U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of America's …

Nashville

Shooting Victim Walks To Nashville Fire Station For Help

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A victim was able to walk to a Nashville fire station after an early-morning shooting near downtown.<p>The incident was reported …

Scripps

Infections from a dog lick are a risk but very rare. Experts say get medical help fast.

Jennifer McQuiston isn’t worried about her children getting kisses from the family’s dogs.<p>The recent reports of death and serious injury to two Wisconsin residents tied to bacteria in dogs' saliva is no reason to panic, McQuiston said.<p>Why should anyone care what McQuiston thinks?<p>She’s one of the …

Public Health

Number of Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids Increases, CDC Reports

The opioid crisis has reached new — and dangerous — heights and, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a …

Birth Defects

Trellis Rx Hires Jerry Buller as Chief Pharmacy Officer and Brandon Newman as Vice President of Clinical Affairs

Industry veterans to bring deep expertise in health system specialty pharmacy management<p>ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trellis Rx, a leading …

Digital Health

Not all women eligible for breast cancer gene tests are getting them

(Reuters Health) - Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 - gene mutations that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancers - are not always done in U.S. women who are eligible to get them, a new study suggests.<p>Women diagnosed with breast cancer who were covered by Medicare but lived in areas with poor access …

Cancer

U.S. Wants Students to Learn Bleeding-Control Methods to Prepare for School Shootings

In a nod to the sad reality that shootings at the nation’s schools are far too prevalent, the United States government will award a $1.8 million grant to create a program to teach high school students proper bleeding-control techniques.<p>The goal of the program, called School-Age Trauma Training, is …

Homeland Security

Community on edge, rallies around East Nashville woman randomly shot while walking dogs

Video<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - An East Nashville woman remains at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after she was randomly shot while walking her …

Walking

Doctors Look To New Medications To Enable Them To Transplant Organs Of People Who Die Of Drug Overdoses

11:31 AM 08/13/2018<p>An experimental treatment for patients in need of organ transplants may enable doctors to use the organs of people who die of …

Conservative View

Suspect flees after shooting man in Priest Lake neighborhood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man was injured in a shooting in the Priest Lake neighborhood early Tuesday morning.<p>The shooting happened just after …

Crime

Soy-based formula may change baby’s reproduction system

In a new study, researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia find that babies fed by soy-based formula had differences in the …

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

High oxidative stress hampers males' production of powerful blood vessel dilator

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Aug. 13, 2018) - Higher levels of oxidative stress in males results in lower levels of a cofactor needed to make the powerful blood …

Gender

Man shot at Antioch H.S. during youth football game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A man is shot tonight at a youth football game in Antioch.<p>A shooting occurred just before 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Antioch High …

Vanderbilt University

'Extremely rare,' deadly infection shows up twice, raising questions

Two recent cases of a rare infection are raising awareness — and anxiety — about the risks of interacting with dogs and cats.<p>Sharon Larson of South Milwaukee died on June 23 at age 58, after her dog nipped her hand. Starting that same month, Greg Manteufel, 48, of nearby West Bend, Wisconsin, lost …

News

Back-to-School Shopping for Districts: Armed Guards, Cameras and Metal Detectors

PARKLAND, Fla. — Fortified by fences and patrolled by more armed personnel, schools will open their doors to students for the start of the new year with a heightened focus on security intended to ease fears about deadly campus shootings.<p>The massacre in Parkland, Fla., one of the most lethal in …

Guns

Second victim dies after Hopkinsville apartment fire

A second person has died following an apartment fire in Hopkinsville this week.<p>Andra Pool, 22, of Hopkinsville passed away from injuries sustained in …

Apartments

Man wanted for Nashville murder dies of gunshot wound

A man wanted for murder was shot and killed overnight.<p>When 23-year-old Deion Woodruff was found by a Metro Nashville Police sergeant, he was …

Crime

2 teens face criminal homicide charges after shooting death of 55-year-old woman

Two teens now face criminal homicide charges after the shooting death of a 55-year-old woman at her Antioch home.<p>Juvenile Crime Task Force officers …

Crime

New Medications May Increase Available Organs for Transplant

Science & Innovation<p>Until recently, organs from donors who died of drug overdoses were often discarded due to concerns about hepatitis C.<p>After her kidneys failed from the same illness that took the lives of her mother and brother, Anne Rupp went on dialysis in May 2016, spending three hours a day, …

Medicine

Young drinkers beware: Binge drinking may cause stroke, heart risks

New research has found that young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have specific cardiovascular risk factors such as higher …

Binge Drinking

Readers Respond to the 7.29.18 Issue

<b>RE: GOOP</b><p><i>Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote about the wellness company Goop and its founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.</i><p><b>Although well written</b> and well researched, the article did not adequately address the exploitative nature of what Goop is selling. There was a recent study demonstrating that cancer patients who …

Long-form Journalism

Examination of the shared genetic basis of anorexia nervosa and obsessive–compulsive disorder

1.<p>Trace SE, Baker JH, Penas-Lledo E, Bulik CM. The genetics of eating disorders. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2013;9:589–620.<p>2.<p>Pauls DL, Abramovitch A, …

Google Scholar

How to Prevent Heatstroke in Kids

You’ve probably seen numerous reports of the hazards of leaving kids even briefly in locked cars during warm weather—notably, potentially deadly …

Consumer News

Behavioral changes insufficient at preventing early childhood obesity

Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and …

Diabetes

Non ACGME Open Residency & Fellowship Positions | American Medical Association

July 2018 Start Month/Non ACGME-accredited<p><b>Program Specialty: Neurocritical Care Fellowship</b><br>July 1, 2018<br>Program Year: PGY-5<br>Application Deadline: June …

University of Pennsylvania

Vanderbilt issues warning about email spoofing, phishing attacks

A warning has been issued to the staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center about email spoofing and phishing attacks.<p>The Nashville, Tenn.-based …

Identity Theft