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department of otolaryngology Archives

Novel sinusitis treatment helps patient breathe easier

May. 12, 2016—For more than five years, Chandler Webb noticed that it was becoming more difficult to breathe through his nose.

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ROCKs and cancer invasion

Mar. 17, 2016—The rigidity of the microenvironment around cancer cells drives invasive behavior through distinct ROCK signaling pathways, which could guide the development of specific anti-invasive therapies.

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Voice Center’s Garrett found life’s work in helping patients

Mar. 10, 2016—Gaelyn Garrett, M.D., wasn’t a country music fan when she was growing up. When she came to Music City 22 years ago for a fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, she was planning to stay for only a year, and then find a job in her native North Carolina.

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Cochlear implant’s success is music to patient’s ears

Jan. 28, 2016—Sidney Kleinman is living proof that you’re never too old to have your hearing restored.

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Hochmair set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 1, 2015—The co-creator of the world’s first microelectronic multi-channel cochlear implant — a device that provides sound signals to the brain in deaf individuals — will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Study shows probiotics may help ease allergies

May. 21, 2015—Using probiotics may help alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR), also known as seasonal or perennial allergies, according to a Vanderbilt study that reviewed 23 previous trials.

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Grant spurs study of rare breathing condition in women

May. 7, 2015—A research team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been approved for a $2.7 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study idiopathic subglottic stenosis (iSGS), a rare condition that inexplicably causes middle-aged women to struggle to breathe.

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Photo: Cancer screening

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians recently provided free cancer screenings for 116 patients at the Odess Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Clinic and the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

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Speech and hearing association honors VUMC’s Rousseau

Dec. 11, 2014—A Vanderbilt otolaryngology researcher has been elected a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), one of the highest honors the professional association bestows.

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Cochlear implants focus of symposium

Dec. 11, 2014—More than 1,200 attendees from more than 40 countries are in Nashville this week for the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children.

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Researchers explore links between grammar, rhythm

Oct. 30, 2014—A child’s ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study from a researcher at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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Wootten named to lead Pediatric Otolaryngology

Oct. 9, 2014—Christopher Wootten, M.D., has been named director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service, supervising the treatment of ear, nose and throat-related disorders in children at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

Momentum

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.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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