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Jonathan Metzl examines how hot-button political issues impact health

Mar. 11, 2019—Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.

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The toll of dysphagia

Dec. 15, 2017—Impaired swallowing — dysphagia — affects 3 percent of hospital inpatients, who have longer hospital stays and are more likely to require post-acute care services.

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Access to health care strengthens communities: Vanderbilt study

Jan. 16, 2017—A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. The study, Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA, published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is an effort...

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Engineering students design low-cost health care devices

May. 6, 2016—How about shrink wrapping your hand to have an MRI? Or having a light in a cast to help heal diabetic foot ulcers? These are just some of the devices developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for Design Day 2016.

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Expert: Stop complaining about the moral decline of Western society

Apr. 3, 2015—Morality is not declining in the modern world, says Edward Rubin, University Professor of Law and Political Science, in a new book. Instead, a new morality is replacing the previous one.

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Politics of Health Conference is Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 9, 2013—The Politics of Health Conference Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt is a free event that will speak to the scale, urgency and intimacy of health as a critical American economic and political issue.

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Watch TEDMED events April 16-21

Apr. 15, 2013—TEDMED, a multidisciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common goal of creating a better future in health and medicine, will hold its 2013 event April 16-19 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Some 2,000 related events will take place around the world April 16-21. Using...

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Chancellor: Four ideas will define Vanderbilt’s destiny

Apr. 3, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced four foundational ideas that will guide Vanderbilt as it defines itself in a new century during a speech April 3 at Spring Faculty Assembly.

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USA Today: Gunshot wounds drive up government health care costs

Mar. 6, 2013—As advocates and politicians debate gun control issues, economists say gun injuries and deaths have cost billions in court proceedings, insurance costs and hospitalizations. Manish Sethi, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, has studied healthcare costs associated with gun violence and is quoted.

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Healthcare leaders discuss the Affordable Care Act and future of healthcare

Aug. 23, 2012—A conference at Owen Graduate School of Management will examine how healthcare companies will balance quality of service, operational efficiencies and cost control as millions of previously uninsured people gain greater access to the healthcare system through the Affordable Care Act.

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Study sees eligibility confusion ahead for Affordable Care Act applicants

Jun. 8, 2012—A Vanderbilt expert on health policy and economics says that many people who get subsidized private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2014 could face confusing changes in eligibility and cost sharing, and some will be required to pay the government back after the first year of participation.

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Political divide: Why health care is the issue on which Americans may never agree

Apr. 10, 2012—Of all the issues being debated by politicians, lawmakers and voters, funding health care may be the issue on which no one can agree.

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