NashvilleHealth | 2017 June

By Robert Jimison Whitney Thore had gained nearly 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary syndrome, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure. Her emotional distress peaked while she was living abroad and dealing with a breakup. Frustrated and unable to find relief, she...

  By Tim Herrera In the past two weeks, I’ve taken three naps at work, a total of an hour or so of shut-eye while on the clock. And I have no shame or uncertainty about doing it. I couldn’t feel better about it, and my productivity...

By Andrea Williams About 900,000 Americans die annually from the five leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease and unintentional injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And while each of these conditions has very different effects...

By Alexandra Sifferlin When it comes to gaining weight during pregnancy, there's an ongoing debate about what's healthy. Current guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommend different weight-gain ranges for women—anywhere from 11 to 40 lbs, based on their pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI). But...

By Senator Bill Frist Have you ever wondered how experiencing nature can improve your health and your life? Increasingly, healthcare and public health professionals are recognizing that the social determinants of health—including where we’re born, live, work, play, and age—collectively have a far greater impact on our...

More women push back against the medicalization of birth By Jeannie Naujeck When Zoe Jamail first became pregnant, she was interested in the idea of a natural home birth, but unsure how her body would respond. So she entered Vanderbilt University’s nurse-midwifery practice. Accompanied by a doula, Jamail...



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