Health Topics

A nurse casts a boy's left arm March 18, 2019

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

Doctor speaking with patient and giving good news March 18, 2019

Surgical intervention options for epilepsy

A surgical procedure might help if antiepileptic medications aren’t successful or if medication side-effects are bothersome.

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Brain & Memory

A young woman hugs an older woman in a backyard full of people. March 7, 2019

Experts answer common questions about lung cancer screening

Lung screening is for certain smokers and ex-smokers. It’s not scary. It could save your life.

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Cancer Smoking

health exam men March 5, 2019

Men: What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening

The practical takeaway from a recent PSA screening update is that there is no longer a do or don’t for routine prostate cancer screening.

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Cancer Men's Health

uterine-cancer March 4, 2019

Understanding uterine cancer

What causes it and other answers to questions about uterine cancer.

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Cancer Women's Health

Woman receiving care and support at home. March 4, 2019

Preparing your home before your joint replacement surgery

What to do before surgery to make life easier right afterward.

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Bone & Joint Caregivers

multiple sclerosis facts and myths February 28, 2019

6 myths about Multiple Sclerosis

A Vanderbilt expert sets the record straight on common misconceptions about this autoimmune disease.

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Brain & Memory

acoustic neuroma February 27, 2019

Understanding acoustic neuromas

Acoustic neuromas are slow-growing, noncancerous tumors that can affect hearing and balance.

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Brain & Memory

Female physical therapist helps man with therapy for his leg. February 27, 2019

All about prehab: physical therapy before joint replacement surgery

All about physical therapy after, and even before, joint replacement surgery.

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Aging Well Bone & Joint Fitness