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Ever hear those sweet family stories on NPR? Got one to share? Grab a loved one and share your conversation with StoryCorps, the national oral-history project gathering personal remembrances for posterity. VUMC is working with the National Institutes of Health to bring StoryCorp here in April for caregiving tales. http://ow.ly/JlkvE
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When 15-year-old Eric Scelzi went from perfectly healthy to critically ill with viral pneumonia in the space of days, his family spent an agonizing two weeks at his bedside. Scelzi’s care included ECMO, a machine that oxygenates patients’ blood when their hearts or lungs are too weak to do the job. http://ow.ly/JlkoJ
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If your family is heading out to play in the snow, please keep these sledding safety tips in mind: http://ow.ly/J88Ot
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Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder with no treatment, though experimental drugs are on the horizon. Watching for improvements in patients’ dysfunctional sleep may be the best way to tell if those drugs will help. http://ow.ly/IYiHU
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The William K. Warren Foundation has a $5 million partnership with Vanderbilt to
research better treatment for schizophrenia. http://ow.ly/IYih9
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Chronic kidney disease hinders the protective functioning of HDL (“good” cholesterol) in children. http://ow.ly/IYiMG
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When ebola was in the headlines, you didn't hear about Patient No. 3. He was Vanderbilt School of Medicine alum Dr. Ian Crozier. Read his fascinating story in the new issue of Vanderbilt Medicine magazine. http://ow.ly/JND1q
In early September 2014, Ian Crozier, M.D.,’97, supervised the jet evacuation of a critically ill patient from Kenema, the epicenter of the raging Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. An exhausted Crozi...
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Heat sources at home can give off carbon monoxide. Symptoms you’re being poisoned: http://ow.ly/Jlkgt
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Future HIV drugs may take aim at the “capsid,” a structure enclosing the virus’ genes. http://ow.ly/IYiA5
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The immune system and inflammation are two significant culprits in hypertension (high blood pressure): http://ow.ly/IYiqk
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Heart disease is the top killer of both men and women in the U.S. The good news is that you can safeguard your heart with a healthy lifestyle. Williamson County residents, learn about preventing heart disease at this free seminar, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Williamson Medical Center. Register here: http://ow.ly/JwENB
Vanderbilt Health is a website for patients and visitors to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Vanderbilt is nationally known for patient care, research, and biomedical education. It has the region's only Level I Trauma Center and only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome needs new name, new criteria. Here are suggestions: http://ow.ly/IYi5q
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