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Reporter Dec 15 2017

Obesity interventions: ideal dose?

Dec. 21, 2017—The optimal “dose” for behavioral interventions to treat childhood obesity are not clear, Vanderbilt researchers concluded after analyzing 133 clinical trial that occurred over the course of 17 years.

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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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Assembly highlights eStar launch, IT ecosystem

Dec. 19, 2017—With the liftoff of eStar accomplished, it’s time to set the course for optimizing the new information technology ecosystem for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), but not without first thanking all those who delivered seamless patient care during the transition, said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Surgical group works to expand heartburn treatment options

Dec. 19, 2017—For three years, 79-year-old Jerry Mock didn’t fully enjoy family vacations or gatherings with friends because his gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) was so debilitating that eating even a bite of food after 1 p.m. guaranteed he’d have intense burning pain in his throat and chest that night.

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Forming memories through CaMKII

Dec. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified an interaction between two proteins that play a role in learning and memory.

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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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Achievements, accolades highlight past year at VUMC

Dec. 14, 2017—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2017.

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New appointments bolster VUMC’s missions

Dec. 14, 2017—New appointments, promotions bolster VUMC's missions.

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Medical Center shines in multiple national rankings

Dec. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) placed highly in several national rankings, including the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report during the past year.

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My Health at Vanderbilt poised for enrollment growth

Dec. 14, 2017—Leaders with Vanderbilt Health want to increase enrollment in My Health at Vanderbilt (MHAV), the online portal that offers VUMC’s patients such advantages as interacting with their electronic medical records, communicating securely with members of their healthcare team and paying medical bills electronically.

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‘Tis the season

Dec. 14, 2017—Santa talks with Angelyn Portillo, 6, during a recent daylong visit with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Crowe elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 14, 2017—James Crowe Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

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