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Doctors Seeing Increase in Young Females with Tics, Verbal Outbursts Similar to Tourette syndrome
Doctors Seeing Increase in Young Females with Tics, Verbal Outbursts Similar to Tourette syndrome

An international phenomenon of involuntary movements and vocalizations in adolescent girls, similar to the tics seen in Tourette syndrome, is now believed to be a functional movement disorder.

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Ataga Leading $3 Million AI Study For Predicting Kidney Function Decline in Sickle Cell Patients
Ataga Leading $3 Million AI Study For Predicting Kidney Function Decline in Sickle Cell Patients

Kenneth Ataga, MD, Director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $3.2 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a project that enlists artificial intelligence in the fight against sickle cell disease.

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Grant Creates Center for Maternal, Pediatric Precision Therapeutics
Grant Creates Center for Maternal, Pediatric Precision Therapeutics

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as a center of excellence for Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics (MPRINT).

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Change in Respiratory Care Strategies for Preterm Infants Improves Health Outcomes
Change in Respiratory Care Strategies for Preterm Infants Improves Health Outcomes

A decade's worth of data shows that neonatologists are shifting the type of respiratory support they utilize for preterm infants, a move that could lead to improved health outcomes.

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The Fear of the Unknown: Anxiety and the Upcoming School Year
The Fear of the Unknown: Anxiety and the Upcoming School Year

Nurture the Next Discusses Ways to Help Children Cope as they Return to School

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Older Age, Chronic Co-Morbidities Associated with More Severe COVID Disease in Children
Older Age, Chronic Co-Morbidities Associated with More Severe COVID Disease in Children

Over the course of the pandemic, researchers nationwide noticed differences in COVID-19 disease between children and adults.

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Envision Healthcare Shares Resources to Support Clinician Mental Health
Envision Healthcare Shares Resources to Support Clinician Mental Health

National Medical Group Uses Systematic Professional Well-Being Approach to Support Clinicians' Wellness

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Answering the Call to Train More Physicians
Answering the Call to Train More Physicians

Local healthcare leaders address the growing need for doctors nationwide

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Back to School with COVID
Back to School with COVID

After enjoying a taste of 'return to normal' earlier this year, the Delta variant has changed the trajectory of the pandemic and plunged communities into crisis again.

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News of Note in Orthopaedics & Pain Management
News of Note in Orthopaedics & Pain Management

New providers, centers and services give Middle Tennessee patients more option for pain relief and care.

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Vanderbilt Podcast: Y'all Means All: Giving Everyone the Chance to Be Healthy
Vanderbilt Podcast: Y'all Means All: Giving Everyone the Chance to Be Healthy

The latest episode of the second season of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's original podcast series is up. Don't miss this discussion on breaking down barriers to care for Black and Brown communities

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Three Tennessee Congressional Districts Among Those Where Black Americans are Most Impacted by Alzheimer's Disease

New data brief shows TN-4, TN-7, and TN-8 have among highest prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among Black Americans in nation

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AACR Establishes New Cancer Evolution Working Group
AACR Establishes New Cancer Evolution Working Group

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced the formation of its seventh and newest scientific working group, which will be dedicated to supporting cancer evolution research.

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Global Dementia Cases Forecasted To Triple By 2050

New analysis shows a decrease in prevalence due to education countered by increase due to heart health risk factors

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Blackburn, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Breast Cancer Screenings

U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2021, a bill to preserve coverage for routine breast cancer screening for women beginning at age 40.

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Alzheimer's Association Welcomes CMS Announcement of National Coverage Determination Analysis on Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

On behalf of all those living with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers, and their families, we appreciate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) thoughtful consideration on coverage considerations for monoclonal antibodies targeting amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, including aducanumab, which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Expanding Evidence-Based Care for Dementia
Expanding Evidence-Based Care for Dementia

The Alzheimer's Association is on a mission to ensure care professionals have access to evidence-based training to ensure those with dementia receive quality care across all settings.

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Patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt First in World to Receive New Investigational Gene Editing Therapy
Patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt First in World to Receive New Investigational Gene Editing Therapy

A 9-year-old patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is the first in the world to receive an investigational gene editing therapy for Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA), a rare genetic disorder diagnosed at birth.

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VUMC Joins National Effort to Improve Disease Prediction in Diverse Populations
VUMC Joins National Effort to Improve Disease Prediction in Diverse Populations

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a new federal initiative aimed at improving the use of polygenic risk scores (PRS) to predict complex diseases in diverse populations.

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16th Annual SCALE Returns Live to Music City
16th Annual SCALE Returns Live to Music City

Music City SCALE returns to a live event in a new location.

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FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer's Drug
FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

On June 7, the Food & Drug Administration approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) to treat Alzheimer's patients, making it the first new drug approval for a disease impacting more than six million Americans in almost 20 years.

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Battling ALS
Battling ALS

Researchers are one step closer to understanding science behind ALS.

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Alzheimer's Association Welcomes Revised Label For Aduhelm

The Alzheimer's Association is pleased with the announcement that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised the prescribing label for Aduhelm™ (aducanumab).

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Pediatricians See Spike In RSV Cases Urge Parents To Be On Lookout For Symptoms
Pediatricians See Spike In RSV Cases Urge Parents To Be On Lookout For Symptoms

While the prevalence of COVID-19 is declining in the United States, pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt warn parents not to let their guard down.

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AMA Announces New Effort Aimed at Standardizing Blood Pressure Measurement Training at Medical and Health Profession Schools Across the U.S.
AMA Announces New Effort Aimed at Standardizing Blood Pressure Measurement Training at Medical and Health Profession Schools Across the U.S.

New e-learning modules provide consistent, evidence-based BP measurement techniques for students at health care schools nationwide--addressing gaps in current training to improve national blood pressure control rates

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