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Author: Leslie Hill

Reunion helps build, reinforce alumni connections

Nov. 20, 2014—Rainy weather couldn’t dampen the festivities as nearly 1,200 medical and nursing alumni returned to campus for Reunion for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN)

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Physical therapy helps ease vocal muscle imbalances

Nov. 13, 2014—For singers who suddenly can’t hit their high notes or call center workers who develop pain while speaking, physical therapy may offer new treatment solutions.

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Take a walk in the sun to ease time change woes, says Vanderbilt sleep expert

Oct. 30, 2014—Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep schedule is exacerbated by our tendency to alter our sleep patterns on...

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Updated CoachSmart app available now

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt’s CoachSmart app has been updated, and the new version is available for download in the iTunes store. The smartphone app for coaches puts an athletic trainer, personal assistant and meteorologist all in the palm of their hand. The iPhone app is the ultimate resource for coaches, offering real-time information on heat index and lightning...

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AAP honors Gregory’s efforts for concussion legislation in Tennessee

Oct. 23, 2014—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recognized Andrew Gregory, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with a Special Achievement Award for leadership in passing concussion-related legislation. Gregory and colleagues at Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center advocated for legislation establishing return to play guidelines and concussion training for...

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Children’s Hospital ‘growing to new heights’

Oct. 23, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt launched the “Growing to New Heights” fundraising campaign in support of a four-floor building expansion.

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Orthopaedic programs honored

Sep. 25, 2014—Vanderbilt Orthopaedics has been named in the Becker’s Hospital Review list of 125 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Orthopedic Programs.

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Brain stimulator helps ease epilepsy patients’ seizures

Aug. 28, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center epilepsy team has implanted four patients with a device that heralds a new frontier for controlling epileptic seizures.

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Outpatient PM&R clinic opens at Stallworth

Aug. 14, 2014—A new Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic has opened on the first floor of the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s outpatient clinical services.

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PM&R residency program gains ACGME approval

Aug. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) will welcome its first class of residents next summer. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved the new residency program to begin in July 2015.

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Award recognizes wellness efforts of nursing groups

Jul. 24, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Hospital Trauma Unit is the first recipient of the Nurse Wellness Recognition Award, an effort to recognize nursing groups who contribute to wellness in a meaningful way.

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EMR tool improves process of documenting medications

Jul. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is rolling out a new electronic tool to facilitate the documentation of every patient’s home medications. Called the Med List Tool, this new part of the electronic medical record is a way for providers of all disciplines to accurately collect, record and communicate the medications a patient takes.

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