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Surgery calms patient’s epilepsy-related seizures

Nov. 8, 2012—In June, Tommy Schroader was in the crystal blue waters off Grand Cayman Island petting a giant stingray.

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Commonly prescribed oral diabetes drug offers cardiac benefits

Nov. 8, 2012—Patients prescribed the diabetes drug metformin have a lower risk for heart attack, stroke and death than patients taking sulfonylurea drugs.

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Patients’ genetic data helps hone warfarin dosing

Nov. 1, 2012—Warfarin dosing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center just got safer and more effective.

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Studies explore best ways to manage insomnia in autism

Nov. 1, 2012—Simply giving parents a pamphlet about sleep habits did not help their children with autism spectrum disorders get a better night’s sleep, but capturing best practices for an overarching approach to insomnia in autism may help health care providers identify and manage symptoms in these patients.

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Gratitude for mentoring leads to creation of new scholarship

Nov. 1, 2012—The spirit of mentorship and support shown to one potential medical student decades ago has come full circle in a bequest to establish a scholarship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Green tea found to reduce rate of some GI cancers

Oct. 31, 2012—Green tea may lower risk of some digestive cancers.

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Special lenses help restore physician’s fading vision

Oct. 25, 2012—Camiron Pfennig, M.D., still fondly remembers performing her first operation. The then 5-year-old aptly used the brightly colored, chunky plastic tools from her Fisher Price doctor’s kit to extend the life of her beloved stuffed animals and dolls.

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Initiative set to improve patient transitions

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will undertake sweeping changes to ensure smoother, more tightly coordinated transitions from the hospital to each patient’s home or other post-acute care setting.

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HIV/AIDS-related efforts in Africa get $7 million boost

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a major federal grant — just more than $7 million in the first year — to extend HIV/AIDS-related technical assistance and training in the rural province of Zambézia, Mozambique.

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Speaker urges students, faculty to continue diversity-related efforts

Oct. 25, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, said the appearance of more diversity in medical schools is evidence of progress, but he cautions that the issue is more complicated than ever.

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Nobel in Chemistry reveals VU ties that bind

Oct. 18, 2012—Several Vanderbilt researchers have collaborated with this year's Nobel Chemistry winners.

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Gene regulation found to play role in pulmonary hypertension

Oct. 18, 2012—New findings from Vanderbilt researchers may explain why only some individuals who have inherited mutations that increase risk for pulmonary hypertension actually develop the disease.

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