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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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Fine-tuned protein makes memories

Jun. 24, 2011—Researchers discover new wrinkles in how proteins build memories.

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Receptor ‘ties’ together blood flow, atherosclerosis

Jun. 22, 2011—A discovery about the causes of atherosclerosis, a cause of heart attacks and strokes, may lead to new treatments.

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Vanderbilt gets Start! Fit-friendly Companies Award

Apr. 27, 2011—For the fourth consecutive year Vanderbilt has been recognized by the American Heart Association with its Platinum Level Start! Fit-friendly Companies Award.

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