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Author: Leslie Hill

Stroke Center’s care quality efforts recognized

Mar. 6, 2014—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center has once again struck gold, receiving top honors from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

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Program helps children cope when parents are ill

Mar. 6, 2014—When Kim O’Leary was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that had invaded her lymph nodes and caused tumors in her abdomen, her biggest worry was her then 6-year-old son Andrew.

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Stick to normal sleep schedule to ease daylight saving transition

Mar. 5, 2014—Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, bringing more sunshine in the evenings at the price of an hour of sleep. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown says a little extra planning can alleviate the groggy feeling that often accompanies the time change.

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Sticking to normal sleep schedule can ease daylight saving time transition

Mar. 5, 2014—Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, bringing more sunshine in the evenings at the price of an hour of sleep. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says a little extra planning can alleviate that groggy feeling that often accompanies the time change. “You wouldn’t think moving clocks an...

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Neuro ICU lands national award for nursing quality

Feb. 27, 2014—The Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, one of the highest markers of nursing care.

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Hydrocephalus treatment study began in Uganda

Feb. 6, 2014—Rob Naftel, M.D., traveled more than 8,000 miles to learn a new surgical technique to treat hydrocephalus, the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.

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Shuttle was first stop on employee’s ride to recovery

Feb. 6, 2014—After her normal morning commute turned deadly, Teresa Evans says she is grateful to work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Overuse injuries among young athletes examined

Jan. 30, 2014—With concerns mounting as children train harder, compete more frequently and specialize in a single sport earlier, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has released a position statement that provides guidance to health providers who care for young athletes.

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Lecture to link athletics, performing arts communities

Jan. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt Sports Medicine is supporting an innovative collaboration linking the sports medicine and performing arts communities called “Athletes and the Arts.”

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Orthopaedic program named among U.S. best

Jan. 16, 2014—Becker's Hospital Review has named Vanderbilt University Medical Center to its list of “100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs,” which recognizes the top hospitals with orthopaedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers.

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Grant aids premature infant hydrocephalus research

Jan. 16, 2014—Neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus is the subject of a new research study at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Boston surgeon recounts marathon bombing’s lessons

Dec. 12, 2013—Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Of the estimated 27,000 runners and 500,000 spectators present, three people were killed and 281 injured. Preparation, execution and teamwork — along with a large dose of luck — kept casualties to a minimum, according to Mitchel Harris, M.D., chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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