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2010-09-15 16:35:26

It is widely known that a healthy lifestyle that includes not smoking, limiting alcohol intake, and maintaining a proper weight reduces disease risk. In the journal PLoS Medicine, Wei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center now report results from a large study quantifying the impact of combining healthy lifestyle factors. They found that a healthy lifestyle pattern "“ being normal weight, having low belly fat, participating in regular physical...

2010-09-13 11:35:00

Latest Emergency Medicine Research Highlights Pediatric Care, Patient Safety, Workforce Issues, Who Visits the ER and When, and Alcohol Use WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The risks associated with boarding admitted patients in the emergency department - including patient mortality - as well as proposed solutions will be key themes of Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians. In addition, emergency physicians will present...

2010-07-09 14:47:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Galil Medical, a global leader in minimally invasive cryotherapy cancer treatments, today announced that Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has treated the first patient to be included in its new patient registry. The registry, called Tracking Renal Tumors After Cryoablation Evaluation (TRACE), will allow physicians and the company to follow and evaluate the use and effectiveness of cryotherapy treatment for patients with...

2010-06-09 13:51:55

Defects in insulin function "“ which occur in diabetes and obesity "“ could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular link between impaired insulin signaling in the brain and schizophrenia-like behaviors in mice. The findings, reported June 8 in PLoS Biology, offer a new perspective on the psychiatric and cognitive disorders that affect patients with diabetes and suggest new...

2010-05-11 07:00:00

CHICAGO and NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Vanderbilt University Hospital, one of the leading academic medical centers of the mid-South and the flagship of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, selected Allscripts Care Management's discharge planning solution to ensure continuity of care and improve the efficiency of the hospital patient discharge process. (Logo:...

2010-03-24 10:25:00

ATLANTA, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SeeMyRadiology.com, Accelarad's new online medical image cloud computing service, today announced its launch with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), bringing new medical image exchange technology to VUMC, a leader in the Southeast's medical education, research and patient care. VUMC's orthopedic surgeons can exchange medical images in real-time via secure web access or via smartphones and other mobile devices for instant delivery and assessment...

2010-02-01 17:43:18

Findings could offer new treatment option for victims of earthquakes, explosions Severe muscle injuries "“ such as crush injuries suffered in earthquakes, car accidents and explosions, and muscle damage from excessive exercise or statin drug interactions "“ can cause life-threatening kidney damage. Treatment has been limited to intravenous fluids and dialysis, but a new study suggests that the commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen may protect the kidneys from damage. An...

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2009-12-09 12:40:00

Experts have found that women in China who had breast cancer and a higher intake of soy food had an associated lower risk of death and breast cancer recurrence. Xiao Ou Shu of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues examined the association between soy isoflavone intake with breast cancer recurrence and survival. They found that soy foods are rich in isoflavones, a major group of phytoestrogens that have been hypothesized to reduce the risk of breast cancer. However, the...

2009-11-25 15:20:47

A drug used to treat colorectal cancer also can reverse a rare stomach disorder and should be considered first-line therapy for the disease, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center report this week. M©n©trier's disease causes thickening of the stomach lining, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, as well as anemia and swelling in the feet and ankles due to protein loss. Patients are at increased risk for gastric cancer. Previously, the only effective treatment was...

2009-10-12 16:53:19

A multi-national research team has discovered that two genetic factors converge to increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. The investigators "“ from the United States, Italy and South Africa "“ report in the journal Circulation that variations in the gene NOS1AP increase the risk of cardiac symptoms and sudden death in patients who have an inherited cardiac disease called congenital long-QT syndrome. The findings will help in assessing the risk of sudden death "“ and...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.