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Guidelines prompt reminders to offer immunization to inpatients

Oct. 4, 2012—With the start of flu season, health care providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are receiving more automated reminders to offer immunization to hospitalized patients.

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Forgetting fear key to aiding trauma survivors: Lecturer

Oct. 4, 2012—If two people experience the same traumatic situation, like an armed bank robbery, for example, they will both likely have an acute fear response: increased heart rate, chills, hot flashes, nausea, abdominal stress, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, sweating and light headedness.

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Teams, walkers ready to show support for Nashville Heart Walk

Oct. 4, 2012—The American Heart Association's 2012 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.

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Glaucoma research highlighted at VEI symposium

Oct. 4, 2012—Vision experts from around the country recently gathered at the 2012 Vanderbilt Eye Institute symposium “Regenerative Medicine in Glaucoma” to discuss the impact that regenerative medicine has on neurobiological diseases.

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Photo: Fan support

Oct. 4, 2012—Martina McBride Fan Club members, from left, Sheila Jones, Taira Baughman and Leigh-Ann Bauer give special caps and slippers to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient Mary Williams. The group was inspired to raise funds for cancer research and patient support after hearing McBride’s cancer-themed hit song “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

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Summit set to explore concussion care, research

Oct. 4, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is hosting a summit for Vanderbilt clinicians and researchers involved in concussion care or research within the University or Medical Center.

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Photo: Talent for science

Oct. 4, 2012—Paul Teschan, M.D., professor of Medicine emeritus, meets with first-year School of Medicine student Mary Masterman to talk about their common history as top winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, which recognizes the best and brightest young scientists at the high school senior level. Masterman won the award and scholarship in 2007. Teschan won...

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Proteins help flip tumor’s invasive switch

Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt investigators have identified how two key components of cancer's invasive "switch" — the series of signaling events that turn on a tumor cell’s invasive behavior — work together.

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Grant helps expand health care, education programs in Zambia

Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt University is dramatically expanding its health care and education activities in the southern African nation of Zambia.

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An orphan enzyme’s purpose

Oct. 4, 2012—“Orphan” enzyme may play role in cancer growth, new research suggests.

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VU study shows no gender gap in sports concussions

Oct. 2, 2012—A new study conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players revealed no gender-related differences.

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LifeFlight rolls out mobile emergency command center

Oct. 2, 2012—by Jerry Jones Middle Tennessee emergency crews have a new tool available for them to help manage large scale events and disasters. A mobile emergency command and communications bus is now available from Vanderbilt LifeFlight, free of charge, to any hospital or emergency agency to help with interagency coordination and communications. Vanderbilt LifeFlight secured the...

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