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Improving patients’ quality of life drives Lind’s clinical care

Jul. 9, 2015—As a gastroenterologist, Christopher Lind, M.D., says he is often the “butt” of jokes, but few people truly appreciate the role the gut plays in their happiness.

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Grant to spur study of ‘brown fat’s’ metabolic mysteries

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have received a $2.15 million grant to study the amount and activity of “brown fat” in adults, with the aim of understanding its role in metabolic disease and identifying new therapeutic targets.

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Epilepsy Program again achieves national recognition

Apr. 30, 2015—For the eleventh consecutive year, the Vanderbilt Epilepsy Program has been designated a Level 4 center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), the highest level of recognition.

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VUMC lauded for providing top quality stroke care

Apr. 2, 2015—The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using scientific guidelines to provide top quality patient care.

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Diamond advocates nationally for youth sports health, safety

Mar. 19, 2015—Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH, director of the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) and assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, continues to be a national advocate for youth sports safety. Representing the American Academy of Pediatrics, he was part of an 11-person workgroup charged with developing...

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Concussion Center reaching beyond school-based sports

Mar. 19, 2015—For more than four years, the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center has offered state-of-the-art care to athletes at all levels. Now the Concussion Center is increasing services for non-school-based athletes, which includes local recreational leagues or travel teams, or sports like gymnastics, martial arts and equestrian. “The public is becoming so much more aware of concussion,...

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Laser technology offers new option to treat epilepsy

Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently debuted a new minimally invasive surgical treatment for epilepsy.

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Teamwork, technology help keep Stroke Center on top

Mar. 12, 2015—For nearly a decade, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been at the forefront of stroke treatment using endovascular neuro-interventional techniques. Similar to procedures done for a heart attack, interventional stroke treatment employs suction and retrievers to remove blood clots.

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Study shows poor heart function could be major Alzheimer’s disease risk

Mar. 3, 2015—A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Sleep specialist: Start preparing now for this weekend’s time change

Mar. 3, 2015—When Daylight Saving Time takes effect on Sunday, March 8, it doesn’t have to mean a miserably groggy Monday morning. Start planning now to ease your body into the transition, says Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown.

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Vanderbilt sleep specialist says begin preparing now for this weekend’s change to daylight saving time

Mar. 3, 2015—When daylight saving time takes effect on Sunday, March 8, it doesn’t have to mean a miserably groggy Monday morning. Start planning now to ease your body into the time transition. Clocks jump ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, erasing an hour of sleep. That results in a population with fatigue,...

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VUMC’s Huntington’s Disease Clinic recognized

Feb. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Huntington’s Disease Clinic has been named a 2015 Center of Excellence by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA).

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