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Author: Craig Boerner

Behavior-focused therapies help children with autism: study

Jul. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers this week reported updated findings regarding the benefits of behavior-focused therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Brown recluse spider bites crawling upward

Jul. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.

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Rousseau appointed to NIH study group

Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researcher Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D., is being appointed to the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.

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Malow, Wilkins enter leadership program

Jun. 19, 2014—Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, have been selected into the 2014-2015 class of Fellows for the Hedwig van Ameringen Leadership in Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine. The national leadership program announced recently that...

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Men’s health issues In Tennessee vary widely based on race, ethnicity and geographic region; 2014 Report Card shows progress

Jun. 10, 2014—White men are more apt to commit suicide or die from a drug overdose or in a car wreck. Black men are more prone to suffer from chronic diseases and HIV. Hispanic men are disproportionately affected by colorectal cancer. Men in rural and urban areas seem to face different health challenges too.

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VU lauded at Global Healthy Workplace Summit

May. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named second in the world for its programs to enhance the physical and mental health and safety of its employees throughout the University and Medical Center.

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Physical signs of depression common among ICU survivors

Apr. 17, 2014—Depression affects more than one out of three survivors of critical illness, according to a Vanderbilt study released in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and the majority of patients experience their symptoms physically rather than mentally.

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Intervention efforts curb violent youth behaviors: study

Apr. 10, 2014—Violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students can be reduced through the implementation of a targeted violence intervention program, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Injury and Violence Research.

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Technology takes bite out of dental impressions

Apr. 3, 2014—A new digital scanner for teeth is allowing Vanderbilt Orthodontic patients of all ages to have dental impressions for procedures such as Invisalign — clear removable teeth aligners similar to braces — created without the gagging or bad taste that accompanies traditional methods.

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Grant bolsters patient-centered outcomes research

Mar. 27, 2014—Patient-centered outcomes research is the focus of a $3.3 million, five-year, institutional K12 training grant awarded to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Diabetes study offers medication adherence options

Mar. 20, 2014—Knowing when to take a medication — and what to do if a dose is missed — could greatly improve adherence to diabetes medications and glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the journal Diabetes Care.

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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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