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How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.

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New clinic focuses on patients with rare ear malformations

Jun. 8, 2017—Having a child born without an external ear or ear canal can be a scary and confusing experience for parents, and finding medical care for the rare condition has meant having to travel to several distant medical centers for treatment options.

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Eavey honored by Saint Joseph’s University

May. 18, 2017—Ron Eavey, M.D., Guy M. Maness Professor and chair of Otolaryngology and director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, received the 2017 Edward C. Bradley S.J., M.D., Medical Alumni Award from the Saint Joseph’s University Medical Alumni Chapter at its annual awards event on its Philadelphia campus on April 23.

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Vanderbilt Program for Music, Mind & Society to host free event May 3

Apr. 20, 2017—The Program for Music, Mind & Society (MMS) at Vanderbilt will present research and perform music at its upcoming 'Scientific Salon: A Soiree of Science and Song' on May 3.

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Undiagnosed taste, smell issues focus of new clinic

Feb. 23, 2017—People who have problems with their sense of smell or taste and don’t know the cause have a new treatment option at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

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New technique helps ease ear tumor surgery

Feb. 16, 2017—Last fall, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center became the second facility in the country and third in the world to use a fully endoscopic surgical technique to remove an acoustic neuroma, a rare benign tumor on the balance and hearing nerves.

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International patients finding their way to Bill Wilkerson Center

Feb. 16, 2017—Patients are coming to the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center from around the globe, discovering the center’s world-class services through social media. One such person is Sophia Pafitis, who traveled to Vanderbilt last year from the Australian island of Tasmania.

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New lab spaces emblematic of Otolaryngology’s growth

Feb. 2, 2017—To understand the phenomenal growth of research in the Department of Otolaryngology, step inside the S corridor on the second floor of Medical Center North. That is the location of the department’s gleaming new Laryngeal Biology Laboratory, which occupies the previous footprint of several smaller labs that have now been combined into a shared modern space.

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Studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits

Jan. 26, 2017—Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic review conducted by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Many options available to treat wide range of sleep disorders

Jan. 12, 2017—Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which people experience repetitive obstructions of their breathing multiple times per night. It is a common condition, and has been associated with many health problems including daytime tiredness, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, said David Kent, M.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology.

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Symposium explores using music to improve social skills, ease PTSD

Sep. 15, 2016—The Science of Song symposium explored the use of music and singing to help people with developmental disabilities like autism improve their social skills, and others with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover from the traumatic events they’ve experienced.

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Annual Music, Mind and Society symposium is Sept. 12

Jun. 9, 2016—The Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt presents its annual symposium, "The Science of Song," Sept. 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. in Ingram Hall of the Blair School of Music.

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