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American Heart Association

Preventing hardened heart valves

Dec. 26, 2012—Blocking a serotonin receptor may provide a novel therapy for heart valve disease.

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Green tea for failing hearts?

Nov. 16, 2012—The main antioxidant compound in green tea increases contractile force in isolated heart cells, suggesting it may be useful in heart failure.

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Teams, walkers ready to show support for Nashville Heart Walk

Oct. 4, 2012—The American Heart Association's 2012 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.

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VUSM students land Heart Association scholarships

Sep. 20, 2012—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been selected to receive the American Heart Association’s Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke.

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New song, video set to help pump up Heart Walk awareness

Sep. 13, 2012—At the inaugural Heart Walk Pep Rally last week, the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year’s song, an original composition titled “Walk the Walk,” written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, M.D.

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Raise awareness, win prizes at heart walk

Aug. 13, 2012—Did you know … … that one in three people will die from heart disease? … that every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke – a total of more than three-quarters of a million people each year? … that more than 60 percent of adults in Tennessee are considered overweight? … that Vanderbilt...

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Join the Nashville Heart Walk and win big

Aug. 6, 2012—The Annual Nashville Heart Walkwill be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Vanderbilt. Last year, Vanderbilt raised $254,000 to support the cause and was one of the top organizations in the country for the American Heart Association! This year Vanderbilt faculty and staff can not only make a big difference for the cause, but improve...

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Intestinal artillery launches anti-bacterial attack

May. 14, 2012—The epithelial cells that line the intestines have a newly discovered mechanism for protecting us against microbes: they fire anti-bacterial "bullets" into the gut.

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Vanderbilt recognized by AHA as a fit-friendly company

Apr. 20, 2012—For the fifth consecutive year, Vanderbilt has been recognized by the American Heart Association with its Platinum Level Start! Fit-friendly Company Award. This award is given to companies that demonstrate progressive leadership toward making health and wellness a priority for their workforce. Vanderbilt will receive recognition in the September issue of Fortune magazine for the...

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Step out for National Walking Day April 4

Mar. 26, 2012—The American Heart Association will host National Walking Day April 4, when adults nationwide will wear sneakers to work, take a walk and pledge to live heart-healthy lives. To celebrate National Walking Day on the Vanderbilt campus, Health Plus staff will lead a 20-minute walk from the Medical Center North drop-off to Library Lawn on...

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Obesity turns “good” cholesterol bad

Mar. 21, 2012—Studies offer new insights into how obesity impairs the function of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

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Heart attack repair kit

Aug. 16, 2011—A certain signaling pathway could be key to improving cardiac repair after a heart attack.

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