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Virtual reality world offers drug addicts low-risk place to just say ‘no’

Mar. 19, 2018—Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no—through virtual reality.

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Program helps ease path for long-term care patients

Jun. 12, 2014—It’s May 8, 2014 — one year to the day since a 25-year-old homeless man, Kris Stevenson, was hit by a car while crossing the street in Nashville, resulting in severe brain, pelvic and abdominal injuries.

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Rehab efforts help patient regain steps, golf stroke

Jan. 23, 2014—When Doug Reinhard arrived at Vanderbilt in September 2012 he was in a wheelchair, couldn’t feel his feet and definitely could not swing a golf club.

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Program takes new approach to pain management

Sep. 12, 2013—Patients with chronic pain who are covered by the Vanderbilt Employee Health Care Plan or workers’ compensation system can now enroll in an innovative rehabilitation program that could dramatically change how chronic pain is treated.

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Amputee sets stair climbing record with Vanderbilt prosthetic leg

Nov. 8, 2012—An amputee using a prosthetic leg designed at Vanderbilt made history by climbing 103 flights of stairs to the top of a Chicago skyscraper.

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Advanced exoskeleton promises more independence for people with paraplegia

Oct. 30, 2012—A team of Vanderbilt engineers has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to provide users with an unprecedented degree of independence.

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