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Concert highlights upcoming cancer survivorship celebration

Oct. 10, 2013—There are nearly 13 million cancer survivors in the United States thanks to intensive cancer research, improved treatments and cancer support programs. In celebration of cancer survivors and those patients who have passed away from the disease, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with Gilda’s Club Nashville, will host the 2013 Cancer Survivorship Celebration.

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Student’s neurosurgical fellowship spurs research

Oct. 10, 2013—Travis Ladner, a third-year student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected for a 2013 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) student fellowship award. The award is presented to a medical student every year from a national pool of applicants.

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Repeat ER, hospital patients focus of ‘Bedside Matters’

Oct. 10, 2013—Bedside Matters, a new hourlong monthly rounds geared toward helping all Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will take a deeper look into issues surrounding patients who make multiple visits to the Emergency Department and hospital at its October meeting.

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Clinic creates path to better heart health for older patients

Oct. 10, 2013—Thomas Kent has never met a stranger. He is quick to share tales about his time as a music manager in Las Vegas or to pull out one of his favorite one-liners. He says he’s the only Quaker minister in town with a wife behind the pulpit to strike a “bada-bing” after each joke.

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Grant bolsters study of nursing workforce’s future

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies has been awarded $2.2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to address nursing workforce issues that may impede future health care.

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Adult rehabilitation consult service created

Oct. 10, 2013—The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has started an adult inpatient consultation service to evaluate patients who may need rehabilitation and assist with the transition from inpatient care to post-acute rehabilitation facilities.

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Probing mutant EGF receptor regulation

Oct. 10, 2013—Understanding the regulation of mutant EGF receptors commonly found in lung cancers could lead to new targeted therapies.

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Heart transplant links donor, recipient with different blood types

Oct. 9, 2013—Pediatric cardiac surgeons at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have performed the state’s first ABO incompatible heart transplant in a 2-month-old patient.

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Benefit highlights for 2014

Oct. 4, 2013—This year’s Open Enrollment is Oct. 16-31, and all benefits-eligible employees should enroll.

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Road closures Oct. 12

Oct. 4, 2013—There will be several road closures Oct. 12 during the Nashville Heart Walk.

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network to offer expanded options

Oct. 4, 2013—When Vanderbilt University faculty and staff review their 2014 health plan options during Open Enrollment, they will notice a feature that reflects not only how Vanderbilt is taking care of its own but also leading the transformation of health care for the region.

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Vanderbilt dietitian offers healthy tailgating tips

Oct. 4, 2013—by Dianne Killebrew, MEd, R.D., LDN As tailgating time moves into full swing, there are great chances to visit with friends in the crisp fall air and enjoy the ambiance of the season. Of course, nobody wants to get sick while out having a good time, and by taking a few precautions, nobody has to....

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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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