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Reporter Oct 2 2015

Study shows decline in opioid use among preoperative patients

Oct. 1, 2015—Declining use of prescription painkillers among preoperative patients seeking joint replacements indicates efforts by the state of Tennessee to tighten the spigot on opioids are beginning to have an impact, according to a study by Vanderbilt’s Andrew Shinar, M.D.

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Hochmair set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 1, 2015—The co-creator of the world’s first microelectronic multi-channel cochlear implant — a device that provides sound signals to the brain in deaf individuals — will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Photo: Discovery trio

Oct. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Thomas Wang, M.D., left, Nancy Brown, M.D., and David Bader, Ph.D., explored the human determinants of cardiovascular disease and treatment at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Social behavior focus of Conte Center Symposium

Oct. 1, 2015—The eighth annual Conte Center Symposium will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, in room 1220, Medical Research Building III.

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Many hands help make wedding dream come true

Oct. 1, 2015—Their wedding date was just weeks away when Caleb Hanby and his fiancée Bethany Davidson rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center last Thursday.

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New digital tools set to enhance patient experience at VUMC

Oct. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is introducing a host of customer-focused digital tools to increase access and help patients better manage their health.

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Reduced-nicotine cigarettes decreased dependence and frequency of smoking: NEJM study

Sep. 30, 2015—Reduced-nicotine cigarettes were beneficial in reducing nicotine exposure and dependence, and also the number of cigarettes smoked per day, when compared with standard-nicotine cigarettes in a six-week study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Theatre program benefits children with autism: study

Sep. 30, 2015—Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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