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Author: Leslie Hill

Stark to direct rehab services at Children’s Hospital

Sep. 26, 2013—Stacy Stark, D.O., has been named medical director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is also assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

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Study tracks clot removal’s effectiveness at treating stroke

Sep. 19, 2013—Over the past decade, neurointerventionalists have refined techniques for manually removing blood clots causing stroke. Now they are joining forces for a clinical trial to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the techniques.

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MRI used as new tool in predicting lymphedema risk

Sep. 12, 2013—A new Vanderbilt study is the first to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to noninvasively measure lymphatic flow.

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Groomed for Success: High energy neurosurgeon combines love of barns and brains

Sep. 6, 2013—Drive about 20 miles west of Nashville on I-40, wind around on some country roads, turn up the shady lane marked Aden Branch Farm, pass the two-room, pre-Civil War-era log cabin and pull up at the barn. This is where Lola Chambless, M.D., ’05, trades her blue cotton scrubs for jeans and cowboy boots. Where...

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Cervical dystonia patients find answers, treatment at VUMC

Sep. 5, 2013—Seven years ago Tammy Frazier noticed an odd tremor in her neck. It wasn’t painful but was very noticeable, with her head almost constantly shaking back and forth. Her primary care provider referred her to a neurologist and Frazier was immediately diagnosed with cervical dystonia. Frazier says she was lucky to have an answer so...

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Vanderbilt Partners with TSSAA to provide sports medicine coverage at all championship games

Aug. 29, 2013—The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has partnered with Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to provide sports medicine coverage at all championship games. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt be the official sports medicine provider and will supply certified athletic trainers and on-site medical support at all state high school championship sporting...

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Daily briefing keeps Children’s Hospital operating smoothly

Aug. 15, 2013—Every day at precisely 1:35 p.m., the conference room in Suite 2410 at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt becomes the central hub of activity.

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Variety of strategies needed to evaluate concussion recovery

Aug. 8, 2013—A new study of concussion in cheerleaders found neurocognitive testing was more accurate than an athlete’s symptom self-report when assessing recovery.

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Cognitive complaints, Alzheimer’s risk studied

Aug. 1, 2013—A study of cognitive complaints in older adults showed that memory concerns from both the patient and an informant was most predictive of converting to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia within three years.

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Stallworth Rehab Hospital names medical director

Aug. 1, 2013—Jeffery Johns, M.D., has been named medical director of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, effective Aug. 12. He has also been appointed associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

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Case study explores stroke, meningitis link

Aug. 1, 2013—A case series by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center examines three patients transferred here with ischemic stroke who later received a diagnosis of fungal meningitis attributed to tainted injections for low back pain, part of a multi-state outbreak.

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VU Stroke Center attains new level of certification

Jul. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Stroke and Cerebrovascular Service has received advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, one of only four in Tennessee.

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