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Oxidative stress in autism

Aug. 14, 2013—A biomarker for oxidative stress is elevated in patients with both autism spectrum disorder and gastrointestinal dysfunction, suggesting opportunities for individualized approaches to clinical care.

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VUMC concussion expert says ‘When in doubt, sit them out’

Aug. 13, 2013—As sports practices have resumed for the fall, physicians at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) are already treating young athletes with concussions. They urge coaches and parents to know the warning signs of a concussion and not let athletes return to play until they have been cleared by a health care professional. “It is...

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Noninvasive test detects stomach bug

Aug. 12, 2013—A noninvasive test can be used to identify the presence of Helicobacter pylori and evaluate its virulence, which will be useful in areas with high rates of H. pylori-associated gastric cancer.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Aug. 9, 2013—Dear Colleagues, As we move forward with our cost reduction efforts throughout the Medical Center, I pledged to provide timely and substantive updates. In this message, I will summarize the status of our strategic change initiative Evolve to Excel (E2E). I will also answer questions that have come from our own people throughout VUMC, as...

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‘Yo-yo dieting’ inflames fat tissue

Aug. 9, 2013—Gaining and losing weight during “yo-yo dieting” may contribute to an exaggerated immune response in fat tissue that increases metabolic dysfunction more than steady weight gain alone.

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Advisory council brought up to speed on E2E

Aug. 8, 2013—The way David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, described the health care industry’s current landscape to members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council at the group’s August meeting Tuesday night was by quoting the opening line of Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” — “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

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Students promote interprofessional training programs

Aug. 8, 2013—Two groups of Vanderbilt students from different disciplines of health care recently completed projects with a common goal: promoting interprofessional training for the next generation of health care professionals.

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Moore named associate vice chancellor for Finance

Aug. 8, 2013—Cecelia B. Moore, MHA, CPA, vice president of Finance and Chief Operating Officer for the Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO) with Duke University Health System, has been named associate vice chancellor for Finance at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Photo: Researching diabetes

Aug. 8, 2013—Last week, 130 students from more than 75 medical schools across the nation were at Vanderbilt to take part in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Medical Student Research Symposium, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and organized by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center.

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Glasses bring girl’s world back in focus

Aug. 8, 2013—Once upon a time, teenage girls were not clamoring to sport a pair of thick, black, oversized eyeglasses.

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‘Envelope’ reduces cardiac implant infections

Aug. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is the first in the United States to use a new fully resorbable “envelope” that encloses implantable cardiac devices, such as pacemakers and internal cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and helps prevent surgical site infections.

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Pinning ceremony celebrates VUSN students

Aug. 8, 2013—Nearly 300 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony held Sunday at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville.

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