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Children’s Hospital nurse in Colorado theater when shooting begins, aids victims

Jul. 24, 2012—Mia Bransford, R.N., EMT, a nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was attending a family reunion and was at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., last Friday just after midnight to enjoy the new Batman movie.

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Proteins guard against cancer spread

Jul. 24, 2012—Targeting immune system proteins may keep prostate cancer from spreading to bone.

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High consumption of vitamin E may lower liver cancer risk

Jul. 20, 2012—High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was conducted by investigators from the Shanghai Cancer Institute, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute. Vitamin E is...

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Children’s Hospital launches new website

Jul. 20, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is launching a redesigned website this week that will give parents, visitors and health professionals easier access to hospital and health information. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a redesigned Website that gives parents, visitors and health professionals easier access to hospital and...

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VUPD seeks community feedback Aug. 7

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University Police Departmentwill ask for feedback from the community members they serve at a public forum 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. Members of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities, as well as employees of VUPD, are invited to attend the forum at the Support Services Annex located at 115 28th Ave. S. – in the...

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ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Jul. 19, 2012—As we launched into a new academic year on July 1, I took some time to consider the road we have traveled together in the last 12 months. By any measure, it was remarkable.

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VU to map gaps in physician coverage across nation

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Two families create strong bond during hospital stays

Jul. 19, 2012—If not for their daughters’ illnesses, Laura Meador and Amy Hamilton probably would never have met. But their paths crossed in an unlikely venue — the sixth floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — and a burgeoning friendship was born.

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VICC adds colon cancer to gene mutation testing

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has initiated tumor mutation testing for a limited number of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Study tracks medication-related problems after hospital discharge

Jul. 19, 2012—As more and better treatments are developed for heart disease, it is becoming more difficult to safely manage care as patients return home from the hospital. A new study led by Vanderbilt researchers highlights growing concern that the period after hospital discharge is a risky time, especially for cardiac patients.

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Research makes case for prospective genotyping

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers are investigating the potential benefits of prospective genetic testing for drug safety.

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Eskind Diabetes Clinic debuts new location in Franklin

Jul. 19, 2012—The Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic has opened its first satellite location at Edward Curd Lane in Franklin, Tenn.

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