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Reporter March 28 2014

Health Professions Graduate School Fair set for April 3

Mar. 27, 2014—The eighth annual Health Professions Graduate School Fair will be held from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Residency locations revealed at Match Day

Mar. 27, 2014—For the first time that she can remember, Paula Marincola forgot her own birthday. Once the most celebrated day of her life, it took a backseat to another milestone on March 21 — Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Match Day.

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Study links stem cell gene to prostate cancer susceptibility

Mar. 27, 2014—A gene on chromosome 8 — in a region of the genome linked to risk for many types of cancer — is particularly associated with prostate cancer susceptibility, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

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Undiagnosed sleep apnea among women on rise

Mar. 27, 2014—Many women currently have undiagnosed sleep apnea, leading to potentially serious health effects, a Vanderbilt sleep expert says.

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3-D imaging enhances options for breast cancer screening

Mar. 27, 2014—The Vanderbilt Breast Center at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks has added tomosynthesis mammography, an imaging technique that creates a three-dimensional image of breast tissue, to help screen patients for breast cancer.

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Flu boosts pneumococcal colonization

Mar. 27, 2014—Influenza and parainfluenza infections – but not other respiratory viruses – increase the risk of acquiring pneumococcal bacteria, the most common cause of severe pneumonia.

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