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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...

2013-12-12 08:30:32

Five-year study to explore new technologies to connect doctors and patients outside medical settings, sharing real-time health data with goal of improving outcomes and lowering costs SAN DIEGO, NASHVILLE, Tenn. and OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A five-year study to explore new technologies that automate patient care outside of hospitals and doctors' offices was announced today by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)...

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...

2013-09-18 08:29:41

Organization Seeks Process Automation Ahead of ICD-10 Transition BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAptus® today announced that Vanderbilt University Medical Center has selected the company's Technical Charge Capture (Tech) solution to code and bill for hospital-based procedures. Tech will be rolled-out across more than 20 departments as the hospital streamlines outpatient charge creation and operational charge management processes prior to transitioning to ICD-10-CM for...

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...

2013-07-16 08:29:36

Named to Prestigious Lists in all 12 Methodology-Ranked Specialties CLEVELAND, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is one of only 18 hospitals in the country to have been named to U.S. News & World Report's most exclusive rankings list: the Best Hospitals 2013-14 Honor Roll. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most complex cases. This year's Honor Roll...

2013-01-15 07:15:47

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) today announced plans for the 2(nd) Annual Hearts of Legends International Cardiology Conference to be held at the later part of this year. The 1(st) Annual Hearts of Legends International Cardiology Conference was co-hosted by the Heart Institute of the Caribbean and Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Dec 6-8, 2012 at the Jamaica Conference Center in Kingston. The venue of the 2(nd) Annual...

2012-12-04 08:29:08

Record number of hospitals make prestigious list, including a record number of 13 Top Rural Hospitals BALTIMORE, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group announced its annual list of Top Hospitals today at its Annual Meeting. The Top Hospital designation, which is the most competitive national hospital quality award in the country, recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures like...

2012-11-12 16:24:45

Leading Researcher and Clinician to Drive Strategic Goals for World-Renowned Children's Hospital at Montefiore NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University today named Judy Aschner, M.D., chair of the pediatrics department at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore and professor and university chair of pediatrics at Einstein. Aschner joins from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt...