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Update aims to speed process for issuing missing persons alerts

Jan. 29, 2020—When a person goes missing, sending an alert to Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees as quickly as possible is crucial, and an update to VUMC’s missing person process rolling out Feb. 1 focuses on doing just that.

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Playing strong

Jan. 29, 2020—Predators defenseman Matt Irwin, left, and center Colin Blackwell, posed with Finnick Sheehan, 3, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Friday. Irwin and Blackwell were joined by teammates Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi during a recent visit to the hospital.

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Spalluto to oversee Radiology’s health equity efforts

Jan. 29, 2020—Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, has been named the first vice chair of Health Equity in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

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Study finds benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue through school age

Jan. 24, 2020—The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997, continue through school age, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports today in the journal Pediatrics.

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Flu Tool a powerful resource for treatment decisions

Jan. 22, 2020—As flu cases spike in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt Health would like to remind patients and staff about the Flu Tool, an online resource for quickly assessing flu-like symptoms and identifying corresponding treatment recommendations.

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Notice inviting third party comments for the accreditation of VUSN Midwifery Program

Jan. 16, 2020—The nurse-midwifery education program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Board of Review (BOR) for continuing accreditation March 31-April 2.

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Rounds: Making ‘fresh starts’ all year

Jan. 7, 2020—Any new cycle—whether it’s a new year, week, rotation or first day after a holiday—is a chance to “wipe away” disappointments from losing sight of a goal or getting bogged down by demands to start anew with a clean slate, writes Jeff Balser, MD, PhD.

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Study links Medicaid expansion and recipients’ health status

Jan. 6, 2020—In Southern states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, adults experienced lower rates of decline in both physical and mental health, according to research published this month in the journal Health Affairs.

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Reversing stress-related anxiety

Dec. 20, 2019—Inhibiting COX-2 — an enzyme associated with inflammation — could provide a novel therapeutic approach for stress-related psychiatric disorders.

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2019 a year of growth, achievements, accolades

Dec. 19, 2019—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2019.

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Year in Review 2019: Medical Center lauded on numerous national rankings

Dec. 19, 2019—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings and was honored with numerous awards.

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Songs of the season

Dec. 19, 2019—The United Voices of Vanderbilt Choir performed holiday songs at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks last week. The choir also performed several shows on the main campus to celebrate the season.

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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.

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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.

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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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