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Author: Tom Wilemon

Research shows youth sports hazing victims often in denial

May. 5, 2016—The true incidence of hazing in youth sports is unknown because victims don’t report the mistreatment or fail to recognize it as hazing, according to a review of scientific literature on the subject by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers.

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VUMC lauded by Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Apr. 14, 2016—The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation has recognized Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as a Quality Care Center in treating and supporting people with the neurological disease.

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Youth sports meeting outlines need for attention to safety

Apr. 7, 2016—Even though Tennessee has laws and policies in place to protect young athletes from sports-related fatalities, more diligence is needed to abide by them, said Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH.

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Critical care nurse springs into action when young friend suffers stroke

Mar. 31, 2016—A 27-year-old Nashville woman is thankful a neuro critical care nurse practitioner from Vanderbilt University Medical Center was nearby when she suffered a stroke last month.

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Deep brain stimulation program marks milestones

Mar. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt Clinical Neurosciences is marking two milestones — the 20th anniversary of its deep brain stimulation (DBS) program and its 1,000th DBS procedure.

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Vanderbilt Bone & Joint to open new clinics in Franklin, Brentwood

Mar. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt Bone & Joint is expanding its footprint in Williamson County with two new locations — Franklin and Brentwood — to offer patients greater convenience.

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Vanderbilt sleep specialist urges getting a head start on seasonal time change

Mar. 9, 2016—The Monday after daylight saving time takes effect doesn’t have to be a heart-stressed, mad-dash, car-crash kind of a day.

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Association of Academic Physiatrists honors Jain

Mar. 3, 2016—Nitin Jain, M.D., MSPH, received the 2016 Young Academician Award at the recent annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

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Berkman, Schwarz join Vanderbilt Spine Center

Feb. 25, 2016—Neurosurgeons Richard Alan Berkman, M.D., and Jacob Schwarz, M.D., have joined Vanderbilt Spine Center, where they will begin seeing patients March 1.

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Sleep research for parents of children with ASD expanded

Feb. 25, 2016—The expansion of sleep education sessions through a research study will allow more parents to learn effective sleep strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Medication disposal service debuts at VUMC pharmacies

Feb. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently began offering patients an option for safely disposing expired and unwanted medicines — a service made possible by a change in state law.

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VU professor designs special apron for breast cancer patients

Jan. 7, 2016—A Vanderbilt professor has designed a special apron for breast cancer patients after first-hand experience dealing with chest drainage tubes following surgery.

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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