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New unit nursing structure stresses leadership, support

Jan. 24, 2013—A new unit nursing leadership structure, rolling out first at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, gives bedside nurses more support from their leaders.

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MLK Day speaker explores health inequality issues

Jan. 24, 2013—The Martin Luther King Jr. Day address at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was part statement about progress toward health goals, and part sermon about the need to finish the march to the promised land of health equality.

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External defibrillator jumpstarts patient’s heart

Jan. 24, 2013—Typically, when a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest while asleep, the chance of survival is poor.

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VKC’s Science Day explores promise of research

Jan. 24, 2013—Recent advances in genetics and understanding how the brain works raise the possibility that intellectual developmental disabilities are treatable and some actually may be reversible.

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Flu season’s rise highlights crucial role of vaccination

Jan. 17, 2013—While this year’s flu season appears to be slowing down in some parts of the country, we’re not out of the woods yet, caution officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Study helps define pancreatic cancer’s cellular origins

Jan. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt and University of California investigators have discovered the “cell of origin” for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a finding that could lead to early detection methods and new treatments.

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Basketball player’s project scores big for young patients

Jan. 17, 2013—For Gabby Smith, a senior on the Vanderbilt University Women’s basketball team, a box of crayons is more than a carton of colored wax sticks used to scribble on paper.

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New app takes emergency medicine information mobile

Jan. 17, 2013—A Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine physician has created an application for smart phones and tablets to help emergency care providers stay on top of the latest research and newest treatment techniques.

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Simulated Mars mission reveals body’s sodium rhythms

Jan. 10, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and colleagues have discovered that – in contrast to the prevailing dogma – human sodium levels fluctuate rhythmically with 7-day and monthly cycles.

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Study reviews medication adherence interventions

Jan. 10, 2013—According to a medical literature review published last month in the Annals of Internal Medicine, approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed.

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Pancreas Center coordinates care for complex cases

Jan. 10, 2013—Patients with pancreatic diseases can now access a team of multi-disciplinary specialists with one phone call to the new Vanderbilt Pancreas Center.

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VHVI first in state to implant new ventricular assist device

Jan. 9, 2013—On Monday, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute became the first heart program in Tennessee to implant the HeartWare ventricular assist system (VAS) as a bridge to transplantation.

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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

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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