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‘Undy’ event to raise colon cancer funds, awareness

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt will add a new race event, the 2013 Nashville Undy 5000, to the list of affiliated events for the upcoming fall season.

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Case study explores stroke, meningitis link

Aug. 1, 2013—A case series by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center examines three patients transferred here with ischemic stroke who later received a diagnosis of fungal meningitis attributed to tainted injections for low back pain, part of a multi-state outbreak.

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VUMC again recognized for health care equality efforts

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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New hours for Eskind Biomedical Library

Aug. 1, 2013—Eskind Biomedical Library has announced new hours effective Monday, August 5.

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‘Team Vanderbilt’ new starting point for all walks, races

Aug. 1, 2013—Nashville is home to hundreds of charitable walks, runs and rides. It often becomes overwhelming to decipher who, what, when, where and how many are taking place.

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Ceremony marks beginning of medical students’ journey

Aug. 1, 2013—First-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students were asked to feel the weight of responsibility as they donned their white coats in a ceremony July 26 in 208 Light Hall.

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New technique eases stroke risk for atrial fibrillation patients

Aug. 1, 2013—People with the most common irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (AF) are at greater risk for stroke due to the formation of clots in the left atrial appendage (LAA), a small pouch which empties blood into the left atrium.

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VU physicians lead Top Doctors, Best Doctors lists

Aug. 1, 2013—The breadth, depth and quality of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s clinical expertise are well represented on two national lists of premier physicians.

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Vanderbilt toxicologists warn of dangers of pool chemical misuse

Jul. 31, 2013—Photo courtesy of John Pope, M.D./Vanderbilt Chemicals are added to swimming pool water to enhance and protect the water quality and minimize disease-causing germs, but these same chemicals can cause irritation, injury and even death when not handled appropriately, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center warn. While pool chemicals are vital for the reduction of...

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Factor’s role in long bone development

Jul. 31, 2013—Insight into how the protein neurofibromin participates in the signaling pathway that produces the body’s long bones has implications for fracture healing in some patients.

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Vanderbilt and Williamson Medical Center team to strengthen walk-in clinic services

Jul. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Clinics and Services, LLC, is officially open for business.

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Motor protein revs up cell division

Jul. 29, 2013—A motor protein that helps drive cell division may be a promising new target for cancer therapeutics.

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