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Reporter Sept 30 2016

Study shows heat therapy helps ease supine hypertension

Sep. 19, 2019—Heat therapy has been shown to lower high blood pressure in patients with a rare condition called supine hypertension, or elevated blood pressure when lying down, according to preliminary results of a Vanderbilt study.

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Childhood health influences focus of new NIH initiative

Sep. 29, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced it will provide $157 million in awards to launch a multi-center, seven-year initiative that will investigate how exposure to environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents.

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Breast imaging’s Huff dedicated to precision

Sep. 29, 2016—A series of beautiful photographs of turquoise waves curling over a sandy beach sits above the desk of John Huff, M.D. An accomplished photographer whose work has been exhibited at shows in Nashville as well as regional invitational shows in Louisville, Birmingham, and the International Center for Photography in New York, Huff said most people think the framed photos are all the same image. But each photo is slightly different and to him, it is the details that matter.

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Nikon Center of Excellence makes debut Oct. 4

Sep. 29, 2016—On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will officially unveil its new Nikon Center of Excellence, which will feature state-of-the-art microscopy for live cell imaging.

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Chalk Fest

Sep. 29, 2016—Professional artists, hobbyists and art enthusiasts from around the country created sidewalk chalk art in Hillsboro Village Sept. 24-25 during the second annual Nashville Chalk Fest, which benefits the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, specifically the Preschool for Children with Autism and the Mama Lere Hearing School.

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Engle set for next Discovery Lecture

Sep. 29, 2016—Elizabeth Engle, M.D., a pediatric neurologist who discovered a group of genetic disorders affecting cranial nerves, will present the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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Murfreesboro debut

Sep. 29, 2016—Representatives from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt joined Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and other local officials on Sept. 26 to cut the ribbon on a specialty and after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro.

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Juarez to receive The Arc’s Educator of the Year award

Sep. 29, 2016—Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., director of the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, has been named Educator of the Year by The Arc, the nation’s largest community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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New VUMC educational series focuses on palliative care

Sep. 29, 2016—A new series of lunch and learn events at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is designed to teach nurses and other medical professionals best practices for providing palliative care to patients at their bedsides.

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Elder care planning

Sep. 29, 2016—Geriatrician and health services researcher Joanne Lynn, M.D., spoke on building health systems for the elderly during her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture. Lynn is the director of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at the nonprofit Altarum Institute.

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Lack of oral care can lead to life-threatening situations

Sep. 29, 2016—Following trips to two different hospital emergency rooms, 24-year-old Geoffrey Slayden was raced by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for surgery and a week of hospitalization, including several days in intensive care on a ventilator and feeding tube. The culprit: abscessed teeth.

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Data-driven future of health care takes center stage at event

Sep. 29, 2016—“Someone in the NIH found the gas pedal and stepped on it,” said the keynote speaker for Personalized Medicine Day, held Sept. 23 at the Student Life Center. David Glazer, director of engineering at Verily Life Sciences, was remarking on the unusual velocity and momentum of the National Institutes of Health’s new Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).

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

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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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