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Bentley ready to ride for Children’s Hospital

Aug. 16, 2012—Multi-platinum country music artist Dierks Bentley will host his seventh annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville on Sunday, Oct. 14, benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Nurse practitioner group honors VUSN’s Case

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Jane Case, DNP, FNP-BC, recently received the 2012 Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Photo: Hydrocephalus Walk

Aug. 16, 2012—More than 500 people trekked in the first Nashville Hydrocephalus Walk held recently. So far, the inaugural 5K walk, sponsored in part by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has raised an estimated $30,000. (photo by Denise Charlene Thomas)

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Initiative aims to boost healthy vending options

Aug. 16, 2012—Over the next two years, Vanderbilt’s Health Plus is partnering with Vanderbilt’s retail director to bring more healthy food options to the Medical Center.

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Method may refine personalized trials for cancer therapy

Aug. 16, 2012—A new tool to observe cell behavior has revealed surprising clues about how cancer cells respond to therapy, and may offer a way to further refine personalized cancer treatments.

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Improvements in care quality driven by front-line changes

Aug. 16, 2012—Efforts to improve quality of care at Vanderbilt have expanded rapidly in recent years. Notable achievements such as the central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) reduction program — recently lauded for achieving infection levels significantly lower than the national average — have put Vanderbilt in the spotlight as a leader of such efforts. The CLABSI...

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African ancestry, stomach bug link

Aug. 16, 2012—Socioeconomic factors, African ancestry linked to risk for cancer-causing infection.

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Flu Tool guides patient decision-making

Aug. 14, 2012—Studies of Flu Tool, a computer application that guides health care decision-making, suggests that patients are willing to use these types of resources.

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VUMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center announce affiliation agreement

Aug. 13, 2012—Leaders with Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced an affiliation agreement that formalizes collaborative relationships between the two institutions.

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce affiliation agreement

Aug. 13, 2012—Leaders with Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced an affiliation agreement which formalizes collaborative relationships between the two institutions.  The affiliation agreement creates significant opportunities for both parties to work together to expand the scope of health care services in Putnam County and the Upper Cumberland Region. “We...

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Key to a woman’s heart (condition)?

Aug. 10, 2012—Females may be at higher risk of potentially fatal heart condition due to gender differences in a protein involved in the heart’s electrical activity.

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New therapeutic target for cold, flu viruses identified

Aug. 9, 2012—Viruses that cause acute respiratory infections — such as human metapneumovirus (HMPV) and flu — impair a set of immune system cells that should clear the virus from the lungs. Now, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered the signaling pathway that disables these immune cells.

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