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VUMC’s Price thrives on building, nurturing lasting relationships

Jan. 11, 2018—One of the greatest gifts of being an internal medicine physician is the long-term relationships developed with patients, and for Jan Price, MD, those relationships span generations of families.

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Lung screening program continues to grow

Jan. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Lung Screening Program for patients at high risk for cancer recently reached a milestone, enrolling more than 700 patients and performing more than 1,000 CT screening examinations.

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Heart failure risk predicted by communities, not wealth

Jan. 9, 2018—When buying and selling real estate, how often have you heard the realtor’s mantra — location, location, location? This is also the central theme of a recently released journal report on factors that can predict heart failure risk.

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Program ensures continuity of care for complex patients

Jan. 4, 2018—Lou Ann Owens had lost count of how many times her husband Paul had been hospitalized by mid-2017, so when a team from the Vanderbilt Familiar Faces (VFF) program visited his room in August with an idea that might reduce his hospital stays and better manage his health, the couple immediately agreed to participate.

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Brown honored by internal medicine association

Jan. 4, 2018—The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine’s APM Council will award Vanderbilt’s Nancy Brown, MD, the 2018 Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award during the APM Winter Meeting, March 18-21 in San Antonio.

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Asthma study may point to potential new therapeutic approach

Jan. 4, 2018—New findings from Vanderbilt suggest that blocking the migration of cells involved in asthma may represent a new approach for treating the respiratory condition.

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Sorting patient messages automatically

Dec. 20, 2017—Automated techniques can assist in understanding and managing growing volumes of messages sent through secure patient portals, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Searching out pancreatic cancer risk

Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a biomarker that could be used to predict pancreatic cancer risk.

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Vitamin C deficiency and mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease

Dec. 1, 2017—Recent findings suggest that vitamin C deficiency could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that avoiding deficiency through diet and supplementation could protect against disease onset.

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Study uses decision support to reduce unneeded lab tests

Nov. 30, 2017—Diarrhea has many causes, and when there are prolonged or severe symptoms clinicians sometimes consider lab testing to help guide treatment. But sometimes they stray from published guidelines in the direction of overtesting.

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Research finds midlife women twice as likely as men to have asthma

Nov. 28, 2017—In childhood, asthma is more common in boys than girls. But around the time of puberty, that picture reverses. By mid-life women are twice as likely as men to have asthma.

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Team’s mobile app helping healthcare workers in Africa

Nov. 16, 2017—A smartphone application called mUzima, developed for healthcare workers by Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and his team, is catching on in eastern Africa.

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