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Author: Tom Wilemon

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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VUMC provides ‘Elite-Plus’ stroke response

Jun. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s rapid response in treating stroke patients has received the American Stroke Association’s Honor Roll-Elite Plus recognition.

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National certification standards set for health and wellness coaches

Jun. 2, 2016—Credentialing criteria for health and wellness coaches have been established for the first time, setting the stage for health professionals to apply to take the certification exam next year.

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Tool sought for doctors to quickly identify patients at risk for cognitive decline

Jun. 2, 2016—Katherine Gifford, Psy.D., is testing simple questions to see which ones yield the most reliable results as she develops a questionnaire for primary care providers to quickly identify patients at risk for cognitive decline.

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Study links hyperglycemia in pediatric stroke patients to poor outcomes

May. 26, 2016—Childhood stroke patients with hyperglycemia may be more at risk for disability, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study that sought to determine if vital sign measurements and blood glucose levels could be associated with poor neurological outcomes.

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Sewing Club’s efforts land volunteer award at Hands On Nashville event

May. 12, 2016—The Vanderbilt Sewing Club, which crafts special linens for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and its patients, recently received a top honor at Hands On Nashville’s 30th Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards ceremony.

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VUMC teleneurology network sees growth in partner hospitals

May. 12, 2016—In less than three years, a teleneurology network launched by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has expanded from one partner hospital to nine.

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Research shows youth sports hazing victims often in denial

May. 5, 2016—The true incidence of hazing in youth sports is unknown because victims don’t report the mistreatment or fail to recognize it as hazing, according to a review of scientific literature on the subject by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers.

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VUMC lauded by Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Apr. 14, 2016—The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation has recognized Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as a Quality Care Center in treating and supporting people with the neurological disease.

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