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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Remote microphone system helps increase vocabulary of children with hearing loss

Apr. 26, 2018—Children with hearing loss who use remote microphone systems (RMS) at home have access to about 42 percent more words each day, providing a critical boost to vocabulary and language learning, a Vanderbilt study has found.

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Nursing education program making a difference in Guyana

Apr. 5, 2018—VUMC nurses have developed and are administering a bachelor’s degree in emergency nursing program for nurses in the South American country of Guyana, the first of its kind in the region.

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Study of mucus may help guide sinusitis treatment

Mar. 29, 2018—A patient’s mucus may predict the type of his or her chronic sinusitis, which could help doctors determine whether surgery or medical treatments can produce the best outcomes, according to a recently published Vanderbilt study.

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VUMC mourns renowned neurotologist Glasscock

Feb. 22, 2018—Renowned neurotologist Michael E. Glasscock III, MD, adjunct professor of Otolaryngology, died Feb. 17 in the home he shared with his daughter, Martina Glasscock Barnes, in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 84. The cause of death was kidney disease.

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Ohde remembered as consummate teacher, researcher

Feb. 15, 2018—Ralph Ohde, PhD, professor emeritus of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, died Jan. 8. He was 73.

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New database to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Feb. 1, 2018—Using technology developed here, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has organized a large database of children who are deaf or hard of hearing that combines data from 48 programs in four countries — about 7,000 children so far.

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Wellness strategies focus of APRN grand rounds

Feb. 1, 2018—There are more than 1,000 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and their scope of practice expands every day. With that growth, there are tremendous opportunities for positive experiences in caring for patients and families, but nurses should also take time to care for themselves, said Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer.

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New nerve stimulation treatment helps ease sleep apnea

Jan. 18, 2018—Jessica Wilson struggled for a year with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask that she used to treat her obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Despite her best intentions, wearing the mask that delivers oxygen and prevents airway obstruction didn’t work for her.

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Wells retires as director of Medical Center Nursing Research

Jan. 11, 2018—When Nancy Wells started her nursing career she didn’t stay in one place for long, going from Canada to the West and East coasts of the United States. She didn’t, that is, until she came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) 25 years ago to take a position as director of Nursing Research.

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State March of Dimes chapter lauds nine Vanderbilt nurses

Nov. 30, 2017—Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards, held recently at Belmont University’s Maddox Grand Atrium.

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Alternatives to emergency room visits abound

Nov. 16, 2017—More than 50 percent of emergency department visits are unnecessary or avoidable, meaning care could have been provided by a primary care physician or urgent care facility, according to a study from Aetna.

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Midwifery clinics adding primary care services

Oct. 26, 2017—Two midwifery clinics operated by a partnership of Vanderbilt School of Nursing (VUSN) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have begun offering primary care for women, making them one-stop locations for women’s health services.

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