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Little evidence supports medical treatment options for adolescents with autism

Sep. 24, 2012—Despite studies that show that many adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders are being prescribed medications, there is almost no evidence to show whether these medications are helpful in this population.

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Little evidence supports autism treatment options in adolescents

Aug. 27, 2012—There is insufficient evidence to support findings, good or bad, for therapies currently used in adolescents and young adults with autism.

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Gregory joins CDC brain injury panel

Aug. 23, 2012—Andrew Gregory, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, will play a key role in improving the clinical care of youth with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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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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Weinberg named a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion

Apr. 24, 2012—Stuart Weinberg, assistant professor of biomedical informatics and assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt, has been named a Centers for Disease Control Childhood Immunization Champion for the state of Tennessee. The selections were announced April 21 to coincide with the launch of National Infant Immunization Week. In this inaugural year of the award, 39 individuals...

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TRIAD director on new CDC findings for autism prevalence

Mar. 29, 2012—Zachary Warren, director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Vanderbilt University, says effective early identification and treatment of autism is a public health emergency.

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Study leads to simpler therapy for treating latent tuberculosis

Dec. 9, 2011—Research led by Timothy Sterling, professor of medicine, has led to an important change in The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations in the regimen for prevention of the centuries-old scourge, tuberculosis.

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Project seeks to apply gene testing to drug prescribing

Nov. 11, 2011—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Vanderbilt researchers a two-year, $1 million grant to Vanderbilt to develop a model for applying genomic testing to drug prescribing in “real-world” settings.

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Bacterial protein found in yogurt may alleviate inflammatory bowel disorders

May. 23, 2011—A protein isolated from beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and dairy products could offer a new, oral therapeutic option for inflammatory bowel disorders.

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Vaccines do not harm children with metabolism disorders

Apr. 12, 2011—A new study finds no link between childhood vaccinations and a type of metabolism disorder. The study is the latest to provide evidence of vaccination safety.

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Elephants can transmit TB to humans

Mar. 11, 2011—Elephants can transmit TB to humans, researchers at the CDC, Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University have reported.

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Study tracks how deaf children can develop spoken language

Feb. 4, 2011—OPTION Schools Inc., in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, is conducting a study looking at how children who are deaf or hard of hearing develop spoken language. The multi-center study, called LSL-DR for Listening and Spoken Language Data Repository, encompasses 50 OPTION School programs in three countries and will examine...

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