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Author: Kelsey Herbers

VUMC Addiction Consultation Service sees rising demand

Dec. 13, 2018—An Addiction Consultation Service, specialized training for physicians and changes in the language used in addiction cases are the first of many in a series of new clinical approaches being offered around addiction care as Vanderbilt University Medical Center — and the rest of the country — see an increased demand for such services.

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Study tests new vaccine for precancerous cervical cells

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in an international study to determine the effectiveness of a new therapeutic vaccine for treating women with precancerous changes on the cervix.

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One year after Go Live, focus remains on advancing eStar

Nov. 15, 2018—This month marks the one-year anniversary of VUMC’s transition to eStar, and, as expected, there have been challenges and successes along the way.

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Initiative to reduce C-sections showing positive results

Nov. 8, 2018—As the worldwide medical community takes notice of the nearly doubled rate of cesarean section surgeries since 2000, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen a steady decrease in its rate of primary C-sections over the last 11 months.

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New registry seeks answers to sports concussion mysteries

Nov. 1, 2018—News of sport-related concussions may rule airtime on ESPN, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the situational factors surrounding concussions and the severity of symptoms were studied from a medical perspective.

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Heckers honored by National Alliance on Mental Illness

Nov. 1, 2018—Stephan Heckers, MD, MSc, William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Schizophrenia Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was recently recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with a 2018 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.

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Pediatric Behavioral Consult Line expands hours, services

Oct. 25, 2018—Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, Population Health and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, the Pediatric Behavioral Consult Line recently made expanded hours and services available for the network’s pediatricians.

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New support group formed for patients with Ménière’s disease

Oct. 25, 2018—Beginning Nov. 6, Vanderbilt’s Department of Otolaryngology will host a monthly support group for patients living with Ménière’s disease, a disorder effecting the inner ear that is characterized by episodes of symptoms such as vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (a ringing inside the ear) and hearing loss.

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New incentive offered in search for outdated VUMC logos

Oct. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Strategic Marketing team is on a quest to get rid of old and outdated VUMC logos, and it needs help from the VUMC community to make the removal project possible.

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