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Author: Tom Wilemon

Quick response key after chiropractic-related stroke

Dec. 1, 2016—Ashley Johnson suffered the same type of stroke after a chiropractic neck manipulation that killed model and social media star Katie May earlier this year, but the 29-year-old woman survived thanks to quick recognition and rapid response.

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Alzheimer’s study establishes way to measure resilience

Nov. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have established a new measure of resilience to cognitive impairment in people with asymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease.

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Scaring up a good time

Oct. 27, 2016—The Health Plus Pumpkin Carving Competition on the Medical Center plaza last week drew 40 entries, with employees voting for their favorites.

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Effort aims to measure resiliency in injured soldiers

Oct. 20, 2016—Physical therapists use questionnaires to identify patients at risk for slow recovery, but those tools aren’t tailored to assess the resiliency of injured U.S. military personnel.

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Diabetes study seeks to identify biomarkers for fracture risk

Oct. 20, 2016—Medical studies have established that people with type 2 diabetes are more susceptible to fractures, but the biological process that weakens their bones is not understood.

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Guidelines to help concussed students return to school

Oct. 13, 2016—Tennessee is about to join a handful of states with “Return to Learn” guidelines that recommend how to help students who have suffered concussions ease back into the classroom.

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National Lymphedema Network honors VUMC research efforts

Sep. 22, 2016—Lymphedema research conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to better understand patient risk for this chronic condition and treatment responses received recognition at an international conference.

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Chance to help others drives neurosurgeon Thompson

Sep. 1, 2016—The tears Reid Thompson, M.D., shed one day as a medical student left an indelible mark.

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Trial to test whether DBS slows Parkinson’s progression

Sep. 1, 2016—A consortium led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers has received funding as it makes plans for a multicenter trial that could determine whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in early-stage patients.

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Telemedicine usage increasing rapidly for many service lines

Aug. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Allen Naftilan, M.D., Ph.D., puts a stethoscope to his ears and listens to the heartbeats of patients more than 90 miles away.

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Neurology team enhances discharge process

Aug. 11, 2016—More people needing neurology care can be admitted to Vanderbilt University Hospital after a team of employees eliminated delays in the discharge process to make beds available sooner.

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NIH grant boosts Englot’s epilepsy research efforts

Aug. 4, 2016—Dario Englot, M.D., Ph.D., has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his research into better understanding brain connectivity disturbances in patients with focal epilepsy.

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