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Author: Tom Wilemon

DBS treatment may slow tremor progression in early-stage Parkinson’s patients

Jun. 29, 2018—Analysis of data from a clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt suggests that deep brain stimulation (DBS) administered to patients with very early-stage Parkinson’s disease slowed the progression of rest tremor. The study, published June 29 in Neurology, is significant because it is the first evidence of a treatment that may possibly delay the progression of...

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Study tracks psychological intervention for ACL rehab

Jun. 28, 2018—Professional athletes like Tom Brady, Derrick Rose and Megan Rapinoe had the grit to stay in the game after suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, but the knee injury is often a career-ender for others.

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Stroke team achieves top quality designation again

Jun. 21, 2018—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center team is better than gold, according to the American Stroke Association.

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Treating sleep apnea key to reviving overall health

Jun. 21, 2018—A sleep apnea diagnosis can often be the start to a healthier and better life.

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DOD study to explore guidelines for ankle, knee surgery patients

Jun. 7, 2018—Although military personnel often suffer ankle and knee fractures requiring surgery, there’s no definitive consensus on when they should stop using crutches and start putting weight on their injured limbs again.

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Pediatric and adult orthopaedic surgeons bridge age gap on hip preservation

May. 31, 2018—Tristan Miranda spent the waning days of summer last year on a California beach doing hip pivots on a surfboard — an extraordinary feat for someone who underwent hip surgery just three months earlier.

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Research reveals underappreciated role of brainstem in epilepsy

May. 31, 2018—New research from Vanderbilt suggests that repeated seizures reduce brainstem connectivity, a possible contributor to unexplained neurocognitive problems in epilepsy patients.

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Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center opens relapse clinic

May. 30, 2018—The Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center has opened a relapse clinic that offers expedited access for patients experiencing disease flare-ups.

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Study provides robust evidence of sex differences with Alzheimer’s gene

May. 7, 2018—The APOE gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may play a more prominent role in disease development among women than men, according to new research from the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center.

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Spring Leadership Assembly focuses on VUMC’s greatest asset — its people

May. 3, 2018—Its people are Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greatest asset, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, reminded those in attendance at the May 2018 Leadership Assembly.

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Initiative for young adults with autism adds distance learning

Apr. 26, 2018—The leaders of a new Vanderbilt initiative for young adults with autism are looking to expand its reach through distance learning. Launched a year ago to primarily serve Middle Tennessee residents, Spectrum Pathways has generated out-of-state interest with some participants flying into Nashville to take part.

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Safe Stars youth sports kickoff set for May 2

Apr. 26, 2018—Representatives from Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take part in the kickoff event for Safe Stars, a new rating system that allows parents to check if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols.

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