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Author: Tom Wilemon

Guillamondegui: One standard needed to track concussions

Oct. 22, 2015—Data in sports concussion studies will continue to be disputed as long as the injuries are diagnosed by differing standards instead of universal guidelines, a Vanderbilt investigator concludes in a recent review.

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Elam steps down as Osher Center medical director

Oct. 22, 2015—Roy Elam, M.D., will step down as medical director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University following a search for a new director.

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Neimat: Emotional disturbance is an overlooked symptom of Parkinson’s

Oct. 22, 2015—Despite benefiting from dramatic improvements in movement after deep brain stimulation surgery, patients with Parkinson’s disease can be inadequately served when physicians and researchers focus only on its motor manifestations, says a Vanderbilt neurosurgeon.

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Joint injections speed knee replacement recovery: study

Oct. 15, 2015—Another non-opioid option besides nerve blocks works better for patients recovering from knee replacement surgery, according to a study by Andrew Shinar, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

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Vanderbilt Stroke Center lauded by Joint Commission

Oct. 8, 2015—The Joint Commission has recertified the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for providing complex cerebrovascular care.

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Study shows decline in opioid use among preoperative patients

Oct. 1, 2015—Declining use of prescription painkillers among preoperative patients seeking joint replacements indicates efforts by the state of Tennessee to tighten the spigot on opioids are beginning to have an impact, according to a study by Vanderbilt’s Andrew Shinar, M.D.

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Osher Center adds health coaching expert Wolever

Sep. 24, 2015—Ruth Wolever, Ph.D., has joined the staff of Vanderbilt’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, where she will share her expertise and knowledge in health coaching.

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Stallworth makes select list of brain injury rehab centers

Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital’s performance at helping people with traumatic brain injuries reconnect with their lives has received Joint Commission recognition and is now one of only seven rehab centers to achieve specialty accreditation for “traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.”

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Sound waves studied to help diagnose concussion

Sep. 24, 2015—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) are using novel sound wave technology as part of an attempt to more rapidly and accurately diagnose sports concussions on the sidelines during games.

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Gifford, Bell land development awards in aging research

Sep. 10, 2015—Two faculty members of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center are among a handful of 2015 scholars for the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research Program.

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Embracing challenges helps drive Orthopaedics’ Weikert

Sep. 10, 2015—Before Douglas Weikert, M.D., came to Vanderbilt, he followed Larry Bird down a basketball court in French Lick, Indiana, where the NBA legend was five grades ahead of him in school.

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