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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Launches Genital Herpes Vaccine Trial

Sep. 27, 2004—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are launching a clinical trial of Herpavac, a new genital herpes vaccine that has proven effective in previous clinical trials in preventing the spread of the herpes simplex virus in women.

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Expert in scientific testing of learning ability to speak at Kennedy Center

Aug. 31, 2004—Richard Woodcock, a world-renowned researcher of learning ability assessment, will present a lecture on historical advances in cognitive assessment on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The lecture will take place in Room 241 of the Kennedy Center/MRL Building and is free and open to the public.

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Vanderbilt’s Dance Marathon raises $50,000 for Children’s Hospital

Aug. 6, 2004—When Vanderbilt's Dance Marathon committee began planning its February 2004 event last fall, the end goal was simple: to raise more money than it had the previous year, an amount of about $6,000. Dance Marathon 2004 far exceeded its goal by raising almost $50,000, a feat that earned it the Children's Miracle Network's "Most Improved Dance Marathon" award at its annual Dance Marathon Leadership Conference held July 23-25 in Atlanta.

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VCH researchers find antipsychotic use doubled in Tennessee children with ADHD

Aug. 2, 2004—At a time when parents, schools and physicians still struggle with the perceived overuse of the medication Ritalin to treat children with attention difficulties, a new study suggests the potential for another controversy.

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Adolescent Children Antipsychotic Medications

Jul. 30, 2004—A GROWING NUMBER OF ADOLESCENT CHILDREN EITHER INSURED OR COVERED BY A MANAGED CARE PROGRAM IN TENNESSEE WERE BEING PRESCRIBED NEW ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS A-D-H-D. REPORTER HEATHER HALL EXPLAINS.

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LifeFight honored for 20 years of service by Metro Council

Jul. 22, 2004—Calling it "one of the best [helicopter programs] in the world," Metro Councilman Buck Dozier introduced legislation honoring Vanderbilt LifeFlight for their 20 years of service to Middle Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing joins forces with new nursing school in Nepal

Jul. 20, 2004—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing has signed an agreement to collaborate with a new nursing school in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Vanderbilt research shows high doses of popular pain reliever prescribed despite heart risk

Jul. 9, 2004—The evidence is growing: chronic, high-dose consumption of the arthritis pain reliever Vioxx can raise blood pressure and the risk of serious heart problems.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center Emergency Department’s Beat the Heat Tips

Jun. 11, 2004—Corey Slovis, M.D., chairman of the department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, gives tips on how to avoid heat related illnesses.

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Web site building program cuts stress, keeps families of sick children in touch

Jun. 10, 2004—Communicating with family and friends all over the country has just gone high tech at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

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Maury County to be home of fourth Vanderbilt LifeFlight emergency helicopter

Jun. 9, 2004—Residents in Maury County, including the cities of Columbia, Mount Pleasant and surrounding counties, will soon have faster access to the region's only Level-1 trauma center thanks to the decision by Vanderbilt University Medical Center to station an air ambulance helicopter at the Maury County Airport.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director appointed to Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities

May. 11, 2004—Gov. Phil Bredesen has appointed Pat Levitt, director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development and professor of pharmacology, to the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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