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Vanderbilt’s Flu Tool valuable resource for treatment decisions

Jan. 10, 2013—As flu cases spike in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center would like to remind patients and staff about a valuable online resource for assessing the severity of flu symptoms — the Flu Tool.

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Kennedy Center Science Day set for Jan. 15

Jan. 10, 2013—The latest science relevant to autism, Down syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder will be discussed Tuesday, Jan. 15, during Science Day 2013, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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Schlesinger’s clinical research lauded by AMA

Jan. 10, 2013—Joseph Schlesinger, M.D., a clinical fellow in the Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, received third place in the clinical medicine poster category at the recent American Medical Association Research Symposium.

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Simulated Mars mission reveals body’s sodium rhythms

Jan. 10, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and colleagues have discovered that – in contrast to the prevailing dogma – human sodium levels fluctuate rhythmically with 7-day and monthly cycles.

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Study reviews medication adherence interventions

Jan. 10, 2013—According to a medical literature review published last month in the Annals of Internal Medicine, approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed.

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Pancreas Center coordinates care for complex cases

Jan. 10, 2013—Patients with pancreatic diseases can now access a team of multi-disciplinary specialists with one phone call to the new Vanderbilt Pancreas Center.

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VHVI first in state to implant new ventricular assist device

Jan. 9, 2013—On Monday, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute became the first heart program in Tennessee to implant the HeartWare ventricular assist system (VAS) as a bridge to transplantation.

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St. Jude’s Schulman first up for 2013 Flexner Discovery Lecture Series

Jan. 4, 2013—Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, kicks off the 2013 Flexner Discovery Lecture series on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.

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Preventing hardened heart valves

Dec. 26, 2012—Blocking a serotonin receptor may provide a novel therapy for heart valve disease.

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A drug combo for ovarian cancer

Dec. 24, 2012—Combining another drug with platinum-based chemotherapies may be more effective against ovarian cancer.

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Award winners embody culture of service excellence

Dec. 21, 2012—  Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced at last week’s Winter Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium. Mavis Schorn, Ph.D., CNM, assistant dean for Academics in the School of Nursing, received the Five Pillar Leader Award. The award was established to recognize exceptional leaders who consistently follow VUMC’s balanced, “five-pillar”...

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Low prenatal alcohol’s brain impact

Dec. 21, 2012—Even relatively low levels of in utero alcohol exposure impact fetal brain development, and the effects last into adulthood, study finds.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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