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Author: Leslie Hill

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation adds new programs

Jul. 26, 2012—Officially established on April 1, Vanderbilt’s new Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has welcomed its first new faculty recruit and is establishing clinical and research programs.

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‘Miracle man’ rolls down long road to recovery

Jul. 26, 2012—He was going less than 30 miles per hour, but James Simmons’ motorcycle was no match for the car that pulled out in front of him on Lock 4 Road in Gallatin.

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Eskind Diabetes Clinic debuts new location in Franklin

Jul. 19, 2012—The Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic has opened its first satellite location at Edward Curd Lane in Franklin, Tenn.

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Groomes named Stallworth interim medical director

Jul. 12, 2012—Thomas Groomes, M.D., has been named interim medical director of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center offering pre-concussion baseline tests to community athletes

Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall. Testing includes the computerized ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test, a balance assessment and an individual neurologic history. “This gives our physicians a snapshot of your baseline...

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Honky-Tonk Heroes and Healing Hands: Vanderbilt and Music City’s hit makers deliver perfect harmony

Apr. 2, 2012—Songwriter Harlan Howard said it best: “Country music is three chords and the truth.” Out of that simple formula has come a genre that defines the Nashville sound and its worldwide community of listeners. Where the only cure for a broken heart is to sing about it. Where tractors and trucks are the transportation of...

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Practice of defensive orthopaedic medicine costs U.S. $2 billion annually

Feb. 9, 2012—A Vanderbilt study suggests unnecessary costs associated with the practice of defensive medicine play a substantial role in the nation’s rising cost of health care.

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VUMC surgeon and LifeFlight nurse team to serve their community with amazing canines

Feb. 2, 2012—Dogs experience the world through their noses. With an average of 200 million scent receptors (compared to a measly 5 million in humans), dogs can pick up a scent from a mere handshake and follow trails that are years old. That was good news for the family of Johnny Hahn, a 9-year-old boy with autism...

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Rewired: Helping children with traumatic brain injury

Jan. 6, 2012—Nine-year-old Stevie Wintz stares down the pitches that sail over home plate and is rewarded with a walk to first base. Once safely on the bag, with the sound of “Party Rock Anthem” blaring from another field, he breaks into his signature dance moves – like his whole body is made of Jell-O and he...

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Orthopaedics academy honors Spindler’s research

Jan. 5, 2012—Kurt Spindler, M.D., Kenneth D. Schermerhorn Professor and vice chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) are recipients of the 2012 Ann Doner Vaughan Kappa Delta Award. Given by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Research Development Committee, the Kappa Delta Award recognizes outstanding manuscripts that focus on...

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Solomon helps the pros rebound from concussion

Dec. 1, 2011—An athlete may weigh 250 pounds, but all that bulk is controlled by a mere three-pound brain. Those three pounds control the other 247 pounds, the muscles and bones and heart and lungs that enable athletes to perform their feats of strength and agility. And Nashville’s professional athletes entrust their precious three pounds to Gary...

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Impact of diabetes, obesity on glioma patients studied

Sep. 15, 2011—A new study indicates that patients with high-grade glioma brain tumors who have preexisting type 2 diabetes or obesity have poorer outcomes, and is the first to use the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center Clinical Database to report a novel clinical finding.

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