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2008-10-16 13:15:04

Experts say nearly 60 percent of health care workers fail to get a flu shot despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all health care workers get vaccinated, from hospital volunteers to doctors. "It is a professional obligation on the part of health care workers to make sure that they are as protected against influenza as possible," said Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University. But operating room...

2008-10-09 03:00:31

By Wasburn-Moses, Leah Despite the growing demand for professionals with doctoral degrees in special education, doctoral programs are not producing enough graduates to fulfill this need. Although large attrition rates exist in doctoral study across discipline, very little is known about the attrition or satisfaction of doctoral students in special education. This article reports the results of a nationwide satisfaction survey of 619 students from 78 doctoral programs. Findings indicate that...

2008-09-24 09:00:37

Embanet ULC, the online education partner for Vanderbilt University, is pleased to announce that a distance learning student from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing online degree program has received one of the university's highest academic honors, the Founder's Medal. The Founder's Medal has been awarded every year since 1877 to the leading scholars in each school. Cornelius Vanderbilt started the tradition in 1877 with a special endowment. Jane Zielinski-Carter, who earned her...

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2008-09-10 13:43:54

A large study found a link between blood sugar control and a decreased risk of heart attacks, death and other complications among diabetics. The study showed that even diabetics who only controlled their blood sugar for the first decade after being diagnosed were noticeably less likely to suffer from a heart attack or other complication. "What you don't want is for people to think that they had a period of good glucose control and then they allow their blood glucose to go high - that would be...

2008-09-05 09:00:09

Sprint plans to increase wireless connectivity at the Vanderbilt University and Medical Center by upgrading the university's existing communication system, including additional network coverage on both the Nationwide Sprint Network and the Nextel National Network covering eight buildings on the campus. In 2004, Sprint installed an in-building system throughout the medical center at the university, including four CDMA and two iDEN towers on campus, a Sprint retail location on-site, and an...

2008-09-03 12:00:08

Students, faculty, staff and visitors at Vanderbilt University and Medical Center (VUMC) will now have additional wireless connectivity on campus. Sprint (NYSE:S), a long-time provider of wireless services to this campus, will provide an upgrade to the existing system, including additional network coverage on both the Nationwide Sprint Network and the Nextel National Network covering eight buildings on campus, an area of 3.8 million square feet. In 2004, Sprint installed an in-building...

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2008-08-18 10:00:00

Researchers reported on Sunday that survivors of the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic are still protected from the virus. People who lived through the outbreak can still produce antibodies that kill the deadly strain of the H1N1 flu, scientists found. The Spanish flu outbreak of 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. These survivors, now aged 91 to 101, all lived through the pandemic as children. The researchers said their immune systems still carry a memory of that virus and can...

2008-07-30 18:00:54

Vanderbilt Medical Center, the birthplace of technology commercialized by Informatics Corporation of America (ICA; www.icainformatics.com), has been named to the honor roll of America's best hospitals and ranked 15th overall in the survey published in U.S. News and World Report (7/21-28/08). ICA provides clinicians with a single technology solution for accessing, evaluating and acting upon patient information across disparate systems. Harry Jacobson, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Health...

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2008-05-09 09:45:00

Earliest known human settlement in the Americas raises new questionsNew evidence, more questions. That's the thumbnail of the first new data reported in 10 years from Monte Verde, the earliest known human settlement in the Americas.Evidence from the archaeological site in southern Chile confirms Monte Verde is the Americas earliest known settlement and is consistent with the idea that early human migration occurred along the Pacific Coast more than 14,000 years ago, but questions remain about...

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2008-01-24 00:10:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kids may roll their eyes when their mother asks them about their school day, but answering her may actually help them learn. New research from Vanderbilt University reveals that children learn the solution to a problem best when they explain it to their mom. "We knew that children learn well with their moms or with a peer, but we did not know if that was because they were getting feedback and help," Bethany Rittle-Johnson, the study's lead author and assistant professor of...