Health Topics

Man's hands work with a wrench on a car part. October 15, 2018

Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow caused by more than just tennis or golf

Repetitive motions done every day lead to these two versions of the same problem.

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Bone & Joint

Closeup of handshake between older white man and younger black woman October 1, 2018

What is ‘trigger finger’?

Trigger finger means a finger catches, or locks, in one position. Here's how it's treated.

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Bone & Joint

Two teenaged girls playing lacrosse on an outdoor field wearing eye protection. September 28, 2018

How to prevent sports-related eye injuries

The right gear can prevent traumatic injury to the eyes during youth sports and activities.

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Eye Prevention

A nurse casts a boy's left arm September 25, 2018

When childhood play leads to a broken arm or hand

A cast or splint usually helps heal a child's broken arm. Fractures involving the elbow may need surgery.

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Bone & Joint Children Infants & Toddlers

September 18, 2018

What you need to know about the 2018-2019 flu season

Vanderbilt clinics have received flu vaccines earlier than expected. When should you get your shot?

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Cold & Flu

When to get a Pap smear September 17, 2018

When to get a Pap smear and when it can wait

Don't mistake a Pap test with an annual exam. Here's what women need when.

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Prevention Women's Health

AFib September 6, 2018

Heart pounding at the sight of your crush? It might be AFib

Atrial fibrillation is heavily reported in the South. Here's what AFib is and what to do about it.

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Heart & Vascular

gluten-free diet September 4, 2018

5 ways to make up for what’s missing in a typical gluten-free diet

These food groups can help make up for the lack of fiber in gluten-free diets.

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Digestive Nutrition

Two women sit in kayaks on a river August 31, 2018

Exercise and breast cancer: What to expect

Exercise can help breast cancer survivors feel better during treatment, recover strength afterward -- and it can improve treatment results.

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Cancer Fitness