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My Southern Health: What men should ask about prostate cancer screening

Apr. 24, 2017—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). These are the blood tests to detect the possibility of prostate cancer.

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My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay attention to heart health

Apr. 24, 2017—The words “coronary artery disease” immediately make us think of people in their 60s, 70s and beyond. But a 30-year population study shows clearly that what we do in our early adult life will impact our health later on, said lead author Jeffrey Carr, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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VUSN dean featured on upcoming episode of NPT’s ‘Aging Matters’

Apr. 24, 2017—Linda Norman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, talks about the aging health care workforce during a new episode of Nashville Public Television’s "Aging Matters" on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m.

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VICC Annual Scientific Retreat slated for May 4

Apr. 20, 2017—Leading cancer investigators from several prominent universities and laboratories will headline the 2017 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Scientific Retreat May 4.

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Ridner named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Apr. 18, 2017—Sheila H. Ridner, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International with induction into its International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held in July in Dublin, Ireland.

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Symposium on Modeling Immunity set for April 27

Apr. 5, 2017—The Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology and the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center invite you to attend the 2017 Symposium on Modeling Immunity April 27. The event will focus on modeling and designing antibodies.

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Funding opportunity: American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant

Apr. 3, 2017—Applications are being sought for funding by the American Cancer Society‐Institutional Research Grant program. These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support.

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WLC-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees

Mar. 31, 2017—Work/Life Connections–EAP has produced a series of videos about mindfulness as a stress-reducer, featuring Linda Manning of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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My Southern Health: Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease?

Mar. 17, 2017—A gluten-free diet is not a weight-loss solution. Here's what it treats and how.

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My Southern Health: Common prostate ailments

Mar. 14, 2017—Douglas Milam, associate professor of urologic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses what prostate issues might cause you trouble and what you can do about them.

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My Southern Health: Kids and sinus infections

Mar. 14, 2017—Siva Chinnadurai, associate professor of otolaryngology at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, discusses the causes and treatments for sinus infections.

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