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Author: Tom Wilemon

Medically underserved women in the Southeast rarely receive BRCA tests

Aug. 14, 2018—Medically underserved women in the Southeast diagnosed with breast cancer or ovarian cancer missed out on genetic testing that could have helped them and their relatives make important decisions about their health, according to new research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Radiation Oncology Survivorship Program adds telemedicine care

Aug. 9, 2018—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is offering survivorship care in Clarksville, Tennessee, via telemedicine to patients after they complete curative treatment.

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Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin expands staff, adds pediatric services

Aug. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin has expanded its staff with 20 new providers and added pediatric services.

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New surgery for heart pump implants helps reduce hospital stays

Aug. 2, 2018—Artel Thorpe Sr. of Jackson, Tennessee, recently became the first person in the United States to undergo a new, less invasive surgical technique for implanting a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) heart pump since it was granted Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval on July 11.

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VUMC’s membership in NIH NeuroNEXT network renewed

Jul. 26, 2018—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s membership in NeuroNEXT, a research network that helps streamline Phase 2 clinical trials for brain disorders.

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Volunteer event again makes hand surgeries possible for uninsured

Jul. 26, 2018—About three dozen Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees will spend a Saturday volunteering their time so uninsured people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand disorders can receive surgical treatment.

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Study seeks to devise tools to evaluate changes in bone quality

Jul. 12, 2018—Sometimes it makes sense to put the cart in front of the horse.

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DBS treatment may slow tremor progression in early-stage Parkinson’s patients

Jun. 29, 2018—June 29, 2018 - Analysis of data from a clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt suggests that deep brain stimulation (DBS) administered to patients with very early-stage Parkinson’s disease slowed the progression of rest tremor. The study, published June 29 in Neurology, is significant because it is the first evidence of a treatment that may possibly delay the progression of one of the cardinal features of Parkinson’s disease.

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Study tracks psychological intervention for ACL rehab

Jun. 28, 2018—Jun. 28, 2018—Professional athletes like Tom Brady, Derrick Rose and Megan Rapinoe had the grit to stay in the game after suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, but the knee injury is often a career-ender for others.

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Stroke team achieves top quality designation again

Jun. 21, 2018—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center team is better than gold, according to the American Stroke Association.

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Treating sleep apnea key to reviving overall health

Jun. 21, 2018—A sleep apnea diagnosis can often be the start to a healthier and better life.

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DOD study to explore guidelines for ankle, knee surgery patients

Jun. 7, 2018—Although military personnel often suffer ankle and knee fractures requiring surgery, there’s no definitive consensus on when they should stop using crutches and start putting weight on their injured limbs again.

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