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A comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to patient care, research and biomedical education.
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to patient care, research and biomedical education.

This site is moderated by our social media team. Folks you'll see here include Ryan Hirsch, Courtney Brown, Cynthia Manley and Jessica Turner. You can learn more about the team here: http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/main/42230

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Spring cleaning may make the house sparkle but may also stir up those dust and dander allergies. See what Vanderbilt allergist Robert Valet suggests: http: http://ow.ly/xiSwp
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Today is ‪#‎traumasurvivorsday‬. We at Vanderbilt celebrate survivors and their dedication, perseverance and commitment to recovery. Who is a survivor you are celebrating today? http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/traumasurvivors/
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Idiopathic subglottic stenosis (iSGS) is a mysterious, rare condition that leaves middle-aged women struggling to breathe. Vanderbilt has won a $2.7 million grant to study iSGS, which is chronic, progressive and can force patients to endure multiple surgeries. http://ow.ly/MImrE
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Researchers explore the molecular mechanics that let bones grow. Their findings are relevant to genetic diseases affecting development of the skeleton in embryos and to problems with bone healing in adulthood. http://ow.ly/MImm1
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Three Vanderbilt University scientists will describe “gene-environment interactions in cancer etiology and prevention” in final Flexner Discovery Lecture of the 2014-2015 academic year on May 21. http://ow.ly/MXCxh
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Merryman’s heart research spans new valves for kids, better surgery for elders: http://ow.ly/MENyC
Merryman’s heart research spans new valves for kids, better surgery for elders. Walk down a long hallway packed with rows of sample-chilling refrigerators, open the door to a bustling, sunshine-filled laboratory, and examine a larger-than-life model of David Merryman’s inspiration, sitting on the counter nearest the door. It’s the human heart. The organ has filled Merryman’s days – and those of his graduate students – since he...
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Traveling this Memorial Day weekend? Check out this mom's survival kit for the car: http://ow.ly/Nf2xP
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Children are 2.6 times more likely to have reactions to blood transfusions than adults. Those reactions include allergies and low blood pressure. http://ow.ly/MImzx
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No one is sure whether surgery to correct “tongue tie” in infants is beneficial or whether it’s better to leave the condition alone. Babies with this congenital condition have limited mobility of their tongue. Some mothers report better breastfeeding after their infants have surgery, but Vanderbilt calls for more study: http://ow.ly/MImg2
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May 15 is National Hummus Day. This delicious, nutritious dip is surprisingly easy to make: http://ow.ly/LBcO8
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Vanderbilt mourns the passing of Fred Allison Jr., M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, and former chief of the Division of Internal Medicine. He died on May 8 at age 92. http://ow.ly/MXCoq
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5 ways to help your child use social media responsibly: http://ow.ly/MvDLG
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