Tag: Innovations

heart health for young adults April 14, 2017

Why young adults should pay more attention to heart health

Here's what you need to know to boost your heart health and reduce heart attack risk.

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Heart & Vascular

father son March 29, 2017

When ‘active surveillance’ makes sense for prostate cancer

For men with 'low-risk' prostate cancer, the side effects of treatment may not be worth the benefit.

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Cancer Men's Health

pregnancy November 3, 2016

Advances in genetic testing for pregnant women

New screening gives pregnant women a less-invasive route for prenatal genetic testing.

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Breakthroughs Pregnancy

Patient health records August 17, 2016

Take control of healthcare with this powerful tool

Track test results, communicate with healthcare providers and more through a patient portal, now more often available for smartphone.

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Prevention

Precision Medicine July 20, 2016

Precision medicine and the Nashville connection

Precision medicine refers to healthcare tailored to you based on your genetic makeup. It is generating headlines because of a bold new research initiative. What's the Nashville connection? And how can people get involved?

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Breakthroughs

July 18, 2016

Survival story: Fighting melanoma and leukemia with clinical trials

Kimberly Jessop had stage IV melanoma, then leukemia. She choose fierce positivity — and experimental drugs.

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Breakthroughs Cancer

How to Find Good Medical Information Online July 7, 2016

3 ways to find good online medical advice

If you are looking for online medical advice, stick with these sources.

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Caregivers

heart-cancer May 18, 2016

Keeping cancer drugs from causing heart damage

Tennessee woman tells her story of how an emerging medical discipline helped transform her cancer treatment.

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Breakthroughs Cancer

undiagnosed diseases network April 12, 2016

Searching for answers to complicated ailments

Millions of people live with rare or mysterious illnesses, not knowing the cause. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now one of seven hospitals around the country in a network devoted to finding diagnoses.

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Breakthroughs