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Skin Cancer Risks Higher For Soldiers Serving Abroad

Skin Cancer Risks Higher For Soldiers Serving Abroad

Wayne Wood, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer. In a retrospective study of about 200 veterans...

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2014-09-04 08:30:30

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American World Clinics (AWC) of Glendale, AZ and Petra Development Partners (PDP) of Brentwood, TN announced today that the companies have executed a master services agreement wherein PDP will provide real estate development and project management services for AWC as it deploys its global platform of surgical hospitals and affiliated clinics based on the exportation of a first quality U.S. service model. Jim Rinker, president of PDP has...

2014-08-01 12:26:08

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) helps prove that written care protocols can significantly improve the overall emergency care pathway for stroke, the nation's fourth leading cause of death in the US. The findings were announced this week at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 11(th) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. Over the last decade, an accumulation of evidence has...

2014-05-20 08:33:18

Academic Medical Center to use performance management tool to deliver informed analysis and continuous performance improvement CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has announced that Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), a comprehensive healthcare organization based in Nashville, Tenn., has selected Allscripts EPSi(TM) to facilitate enterprise-wide financial planning in order to set priorities and direction, supporting its mission of improving...

2013-12-17 10:56:35

Researchers included 48 middle- and high-school students in five states, from Arkansas to Maine A chemical bond discovered by Vanderbilt University scientists that is essential for animal life and which hastened the "dawn of the animal kingdom" could lead to new therapies for cancer and other diseases. The report, published online today by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS), was co-authored by 83 participants in the "Aspirnaut" K-20 STEM pipeline program for...

2013-12-06 15:01:22

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alberta in Canada have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread. The study, posted online recently in advance of publication in Cancer Research, was led by co-investigators Andries Zijlstra, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt, and John Lewis,...

2013-11-01 11:23:54

Knowing who your doctor is — and a couple of facts about that person — may go a long way toward improving patient satisfaction, according to a Vanderbilt study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Faced with the knowledge that between 82 percent and 90 percent of medical patients are unable to correctly name their treating physician following inpatient admission, orthopaedic trauma surgeon Alex Jahangir, M.D., and his Vanderbilt colleagues studied the effects of giving a randomized...

2013-08-22 10:29:47

Prescribing of "atypical" antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows. Young people using medications like risperidone, quetiapine, aripiprazol and olanzapine led to a threefold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the first year of taking the drug, according to the study published Aug. 21 in the journal JAMA...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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