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Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

Nov. 16, 2017—Researchers believe they can address problems stemming from heart rate, respiration and digestion by untangling which nerves control which bodily functions and then stimulating them with light.

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Hypertension-related visits to emergency rooms on rise in U.S.

Dec. 10, 2015—The number and percentage of patients treated at emergency departments for hypertension are on the rise across the United States, according to a Vanderbilt study published recently in The American Journal of Cardiology.

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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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Free blood pressure management classes offered

Jan. 24, 2014—Health Plus, together with Work/Life Connections, offer Pressure Relief Network, a blood pressure educational forum to all full-time benefits eligible Vanderbilt employees, spouses and dependents. This program offers six one-hour classes.

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Vanderbilt and affiliates receive $18.8 million HHS innovation award

Jun. 18, 2012—The Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is one of the largest federal research grants awarded to VUMC investigators. The funding will support the implementation and evaluation of MyHealthTeam, a model of team-based care that couples collaborative health care teams with health information technology in order to improve control of chronic conditions.

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