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Keeping an eye on blast trauma

Aug. 19, 2014—Understanding the cellular and molecular responses of the eye to blast injury could guide new treatment development.

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Powers helped launch ‘Nighthawk’ imaging service

Jun. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Thomas Powers, M.D., has learned to see exceptionally well in the dark.

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‘Doctor shopping’ common among trauma patients

Mar. 20, 2014—“Doctor shopping,” or going to multiple doctors for narcotic prescriptions, is prevalent among more than 20 percent of orthopaedic trauma patients, according to a Vanderbilt study released at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans.

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Vanderbilt Trauma surgeons speak out against proposed motorcycle helmet legislation

Mar. 17, 2014—Despite 40 years of definitive data that confirms increased deaths and medical costs in states that do not support universal motorcycle helmet laws, members of Tennessee’s legislature have again this year filed legislation — Senate Bill 548/House Bill 44, Helmet Exemption for Certain Motorcycle Operators — to amend the state’s law so that wearing a motorcycle helmet would be optional for riders 25 and older.

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Southwest Airlines provides Vanderbilt patients with free flights

Mar. 10, 2014—by Jerry Jones Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of 73 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations selected for the Southwest Airlines 2014 Medical Transportation Grant Program. It is the fourth year Vanderbilt has received a Southwest transportation grant. The grant is administered by Vanderbilt LifeFlight and will help approximately 60 Vanderbilt patients reduce the burden...

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Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight

Oct. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital.

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Trauma surgical skills training course lands certification

Aug. 22, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now certified as Tennessee’s only teaching site for an advanced trauma surgical skills training course offered at fewer than 50 hospitals worldwide.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Nov. 1, 2012—Even though I’ve spent the majority of my career at Vanderbilt, I still look up when I hear the sound of LifeFlight approaching. And I still notice when injured patients are chronicled in newscasts nearly every night with the steady refrain “taken to Vanderbilt.”

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