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Salt, inflammation and hypertension

Nov. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a pathway that links excess sodium, inflammation and hypertension.

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Madhur lands NIH New Innovator Award

Oct. 6, 2016—Meena Madhur, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine, has received an NIH New Innovator Award, which is designed to support exceptionally creative, early-career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects.

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It’s fun and easy to check your weight and blood pressure with Higi

Sep. 22, 2016—Faculty and staff can now check blood pressure and weight with Higi machines, which make staying on top of your health numbers convenient, simple, fun and rewarding.

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Study shows lower systolic BP targets reduce death risk

Sep. 17, 2015—The initial results of a landmark clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate lowering systolic blood pressure below a commonly recommended target significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular events and lowers risk of death in a group of adults 50 years and older.

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Team tracks how kidney responds to blood pressure meds

Apr. 30, 2015—Changes in the kidney can limit the blood pressure-lowering effects of thiazide diuretics, a new study reports.

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Immune cells’ role in hypertension

Oct. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that certain immune cells contribute to the development of hypertension, suggesting novel targets for treating the disease.

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Study tracks skin salt’s role in blood pressure control

Jun. 6, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and his colleagues have identified a new cast of cells and molecules that function in the skin to control sodium balance and blood pressure.

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Simulated Mars mission reveals body’s sodium rhythms

Jan. 10, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and colleagues have discovered that – in contrast to the prevailing dogma – human sodium levels fluctuate rhythmically with 7-day and monthly cycles.

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Mixed results define 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

Jun. 12, 2012—Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men in Tennessee and cancer deaths continue to move further away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2020 goal, according to the 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card.

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Better blood pressure-reducing drugs?

Apr. 30, 2012—A newer version of an old class of blood pressure lowering drugs may offer advantages for obese patients with metabolic syndrome.

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Kidney dopamine regulates blood pressure, life span

Aug. 5, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have demonstrated that dopamine produced outside the brain – in the kidneys – is important for renal function, blood pressure regulation and life span.

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Vanderbilt: Laboratory for health care reform

Apr. 15, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a laboratory for health care reform. Increasingly, Vanderbilt researchers are applying their expertise in informatics, genomics, drug discovery, basic science and clinical medicine to the solution of critical problems in patient care. Bedside checklists and electronic “dashboards” developed at Vanderbilt, for example, enable doctors and nurses to chart in exquisite...

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