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Author: Kathy Whitney

VHVI screening brings heart care to young athletes

Oct. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) recently hosted a cardiovascular health screening for participants in a nonprofit organization called the Enplay Foundation, for middle and high school athletes and their adult family members.

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These Doctors Mean Business: Med school graduates contributing in non-clinical roles

Sep. 18, 2014—While patient care is an important part of the careers of the majority of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduates, some find that they can make the greatest leadership contributions in non-clinical roles. “The solid foundation that these graduates have received in the art and science of medicine allows them to function much more effectively...

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Heart Institute testing world’s tiniest pacemaker

Sep. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in a global clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of the world’s smallest pacemaker.

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Nashville Heart Walk hits Vanderbilt campus on Oct. 4

Sep. 11, 2014—The 2014 Greater Nashville Heart Walk will take place on Vanderbilt’s campus on Saturday, Oct. 4.

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Stallworth debuts hemodialysis service for rehab patients

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital (VSRH) is now offering hemodialysis for its patients, eliminating the need to transport them off site for treatment.

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Team effort key to ease patient’s rare heart disorder

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt employee Drew Casey, 27, was at home when he began to experience shortness of breath. Thinking it might be a panic attack, his wife, Katie, called 911, and an ambulance took Casey to the Emergency Department, where he progressed very suddenly to circulatory failure and shock.

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Study tracks new end-stage renal disease therapy

Aug. 7, 2014—Researchers in Vanderbilt’s Division of Nephrology conducted a Phase 3 clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a new drug to treat patients with end-stage renal disease.

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AHA grant creates coalition to prevent heart disease, stroke

Jul. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of four institutions that are part of a new research network aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world.

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VU study shows common diabetes drug can slow chronic kidney disease progression

Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated in two studies that metformin-based treatments delay the onset and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with other treatments for diabetes.

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Photo: Vanderbilt Heart Town Hall

Jun. 19, 2014—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, spoke at last week’s Town Hall, a quarterly gathering of Vanderbilt Heart faculty and staff. Churchwell announced that Vanderbilt Heart – Shelbyville has moved into new office space and that a new outreach clinic has opened in Collinwood, Tennessee....

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New center dedicated to kidney disease

May. 29, 2014—Kidney disease is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States and affects more than 20 million people, yet many people don’t know they have kidney disease because it often develops very slowly and with minimal symptoms. For this reason, kidney disease is often referred to as a silent killer.

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Classmates unite to create medical scholarships

May. 22, 2014—Whether it’s former classmates or perfect strangers coming together to support a great cause, there is no denying that there is strength in numbers.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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