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Author: Doug Campbell

Hundreds of Vanderbilt Health physicians named among America’s “Top Doctors”

Aug. 11, 2022—A new list names hundreds of Vanderbilt Health physicians as being among the nation’s top providers of health care.

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VUMC lauded for scleroderma treatment, research

Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently listed as a Designated Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center by the National Scleroderma Foundation.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center again named to ‘Honor Roll’ of nation’s finest hospitals

Jul. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been named to the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2022-2023 ranking of health care facilities.

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Researchers find potential new target against colorectal cancer

Jul. 21, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a potential new target in the fight against colorectal cancer, the nation’s third most common malignancy and, next to lung cancer, the second leading cancer killer. This month in the journal Gastroenterology, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, Anna Means, PhD, and colleagues report that a...

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New program helps low-vision patients more safely navigate their home environments

Jul. 14, 2022—  by Nancy Humphrey Thomas Scott, who is legally blind and lives alone, had trouble getting around his home. Navigating stairs was difficult, and the lighting in his home wasn’t ideal. To make matters worse, the 73-year-old southeast Nashville man doesn’t have the best balance. But thanks to a collaborative effort and pilot program between...

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New Junior League gift celebrates 100 years of support

Jul. 7, 2022—by Christina Echegaray For 100 years, the Junior League of Nashville has been a champion of children’s health care, impacting the lives of countless patients and families through its commitment to service and philanthropy. The group has a rich legacy that features a long-standing partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, carrying out...

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Study shows genotype leads to discontinued, decreased medication

Jun. 29, 2022—  by Jill Clendening Patients whose race is recorded as Black in their electronic health record (EHR) are more likely to have azathioprine, an immunosuppressant medication, discontinued or its dose reduced because their laboratory results show a low white blood cell count. This lab finding was not a factor of race, but instead was linked...

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Delta Dental gift to support pediatric craniofacial program

Jun. 16, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Delta Dental of Tennessee’s charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation, recently made a $1.075 million commitment to the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Children’s Hospital will use the funds to establish the Delta Dental of Tennessee’s Smile180 Foundation Directorship for the Cleft and Craniofacial Program and...

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