Author: Rex Perry

April 7, 2016

Early heart failure leads to 100-pound weight loss, path to new life

Heart failure at 30 years old emboldened Travis Ghee to focus on better health, family, friendships and helping others.

Breakthroughs Weight Management

March 15, 2016

More Southerners at risk for kidney stones

Research points to more teens, women and blacks in the South getting kidney stones.


January 14, 2016

Surviving and thriving with a strong-willed child

Strong-willed children often grow up to become tomorrow's confident adults.


January 4, 2016

Protect your child from cancer with the new HPV vaccine

Vaccine protects against more forms of cancer-causing HPV in males and females.

Prevention Teens

December 18, 2015

A few drops of blood can save a baby’s life

Stem cell transplants to treat immunodeficiencies found through newborn screening.

Breakthroughs Infants & Toddlers Pregnancy

October 29, 2015

How hazardous are bacon, hot dogs to our health?

Southerners shouldn't get overly worried. The cancer risk from eating bacon, ham and other processed meats is relatively small; moderation is key.

Nutrition Prevention

October 14, 2015

If you won’t get the flu shot for yourself, do it for others

Get vaccinated and do your part to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Cold & Flu Prevention

October 1, 2015

Married heart patients teach us about living well

Vanderbilt's first woman heart transplant patient shares heart-healthy life with husband, who had bypass around the same time.

Heart & Vascular Prevention