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Vanderbilt Announces Opening of New Primary Clinic in Spring Hill

Mar. 13, 2006—Vanderbilt Medical Group-Spring Hill is pleased to announce the opening of its new Primary Care Practice, located at 3098 Campbell Station Pkwy. in Spring Hill, Tenn, on Monday, March 20.

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Automatic External Defibrillator Saves Young Athlete’s Life – Nwankwo Released From Hospital

Mar. 9, 2006—The quick actions of an athletic trainer and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) saved the life of Vanderbilt basketball student-athlete Davis Nwankwo (Nah-WONK-wo), said the team physician.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Receives Funding to Identify Signals for Breast Cancer in the Blood and Women at High-Risk for the Disease

Mar. 8, 2006—A team of researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been awarded $1.5 million from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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VUMC Launches New Avian Flu Vaccine Trial for 18 to 64-Year-Old Participants

Mar. 7, 2006—As tensions rise over the growing possibility of an avian flu pandemic, this week Infectious Diseases researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are launching a new trial of an avian flu vaccine.

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Jacobson outlines VUMC’s future path

Mar. 3, 2006—With a "bold goal" to reinvest $300 million annually by 2016, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Harry Jacobson, M.D., told an auditorium packed with faculty, staff and students that he envisions Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be a far different place when it meets its ambitious 10-year goals.

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Lotions and potions that promise to remove wrinkles and other effects of aging crowd cosmetics aisle shelves, but do these treatments really work?

Mar. 2, 2006—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have identified new molecular indicators √≥ or "biomarkers" √≥ of aging in the skin that could be used to evaluate anti-aging therapies. Their findings are reported in this month's Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Expert in autism diagnosis to speak as part of Vanderbilt Brain Awareness Month

Feb. 27, 2006—Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with both genetic and environmental risk factors that affects the lives of thousands of children and adults and their families. Catherine Lord, Ph.D., professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center, will be giving a lecture on autism and the importance of early diagnosis as part of Vanderbilt University's Brain Awareness Month.

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Student Spurs Statewide Move Toward Protocol for Meth Children, Beginning at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Feb. 24, 2006—A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student has documented a lack of consensus among Tennessee doctors about how to treat children who may have been exposed to the illicit drug methamphetamine and its harmful manufacturing process.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Researcher Studies Effects of Cancer Treatment among Children of Survivors

Feb. 16, 2006—Can the high doses of chemotherapy and radiation that young cancer patients receive cause inherited health problems for their children?

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Study shows media coverage on flu influences parents to vaccinate their children

Feb. 9, 2006—Media coverage about influenza and the importance of flu shots influenced parents to vaccinate their children against the influenza virus, according to a study done by researchers and information officers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt Study Validates Important Role of News Media on Public Health

Feb. 9, 2006—Media coverage about influenza and the importance of flu shots influenced parents to vaccinate their children against the influenza virus, according to a study done by researchers and information officers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center nationally designated as primary stroke center

Feb. 8, 2006—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received national designation as a primary stroke center, only the second such certification awarded in the state.

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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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