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Author: Tom Wilemon

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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VUMC mourns loss of Orthopaedics innovator Brooks

Aug. 2, 2016—Arthur L. Brooks, M.D., an innovator of surgical techniques and a mentor to younger orthopaedic surgeons, died Thursday, July 28, at age 91.

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Seminar focuses on latest concussion research

Jul. 28, 2016—Neuropsychologist Gary Solomon, Ph.D., recently weighed in on one of the hottest debates in sports medicine, asserting that research doesn’t support the popular theory that concussions put athletes at higher risk for psychiatric illness.

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Harvard’s Vago named Osher Center research director

Jul. 21, 2016—David Vago, Ph.D., will join the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on Sept. 1 as director of research.

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New age-specific sleep recommendations for children issued

Jun. 16, 2016—Children who don’t get adequate rest are at risk for health problems ranging from diabetes to depression, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which this week issued age-specific sleep recommendations.

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