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Author: Leslie Hill

Sports medicine provided free to 28 Nashville schools

Jul. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt is the official sports medicine provider to all 15 Metro Nashville high schools.

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Teleneurology services at Williamson Medical Center see success

Jun. 19, 2014—A new telemedicine partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Williamson Medical Center (WMC) is allowing more patients with acute neurological conditions to stay in their community. Eight VUMC neurologists are on call 24 hours a day to provide remote consultations for patients at WMC with urgent neurological conditions, such as stroke, seizure or...

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Program helps ease path for long-term care patients

Jun. 12, 2014—It’s May 8, 2014 — one year to the day since a 25-year-old homeless man, Kris Stevenson, was hit by a car while crossing the street in Nashville, resulting in severe brain, pelvic and abdominal injuries.

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Mencio named to lead pediatric orthopaedic society

May. 29, 2014—Gregory Mencio, M.D., director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

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Diamond elected to executive AAP committee

May. 1, 2014—Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH, has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. The 11-member Executive Committee is a panel of sports medicine experts tasked with developing educational programs, policy statements and reports related to youth sports and fitness. The Council...

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Study to assess tremor after stereotactic radiosurgery

Apr. 24, 2014—Tremor is the most common of all movement disorders and its involuntary nature can hinder an individual’s ability to dress or feed themselves, use a phone or computer, or engage in chores and hobbies.

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Redesign of nursing workflow seeing success

Apr. 17, 2014—In 2008, Vanderbilt nurses participated in a nationwide survey to determine how they spent their time, and it revealed that only 16 percent was spent on direct patient care, while 28 percent was spent on documentation.

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Team coordinates care for patients with many needs

Apr. 17, 2014—When Eddie Dotson arrived at Vanderbilt University Medical Center last September, he weighed 627 pounds and truly embodied the label “morbidly obese.” He had so much fluid in his chest it was hard to breathe and his heart, liver and kidneys were failing.

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Study explores genetics behind Alzheimer’s resiliency

Apr. 10, 2014—Autopsies have revealed that some individuals develop the cellular changes indicative of Alzheimer’s disease without ever showing clinical symptoms in their lifetime.

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center sharpens its focus

Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s stereotactic radiosurgery equipment was the first of its kind in Middle Tennessee in 2009. Now, a newly organized Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center is making it easier for patients to receive this cutting-edge treatment.

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New suite bolsters stroke treatment efforts

Mar. 13, 2014—A new advanced stroke treatment suite debuts this month at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, offering better care for patients with blood circulation problems in the head and neck, such as stroke and aneurysm.

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Study explores best ways to manage spinal surgery patients

Mar. 6, 2014—Kristin Archer, Ph.D., DPT, assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received $1.7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study postoperative management for degenerative spinal conditions.

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