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At Vanderbilt, the drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA — it defines who we are. Our Discoveries in Action podcast is about the big ideas and breakthroughs happening right here at Vanderbilt Health.

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Exchanging Presumptions for Trauma-Informed Care

The newer approach avoids pitfalls and failings of 'culturally competent' care.
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Nerve Technique Brings Relief Post-Surgery

Nerve coaptation is improving outcomes for patients with palm-level and digital amputations.
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All Ages Benefit from Context Clues

Findings may enhance training methods for people using cochlear implants.
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Pediatric Orthopaedics

Evidence for Earlier Timing in Scoliosis Intervention

New study compares outcomes from adolescent and adult surgeries.
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The iBAK’s Road to the Marketplace

Part 3: Scaled manufacturing and clinical trials lie ahead.

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Trends in Medicine

Oral Treatment Further Tested in Childhood Obesity

Adolescents who lose weight more quickly tend also to improve related habits, such as diet: pediatric endocrinologist at VUMC.

Apps Satisfy Need for Bite-Sized Physician Education

Physician-leaders are homing in on best ways to help busy clinicians weave learning into practice.

Hypertension Gene Improves Odds in Congenital Heart Disease

A predisposition for adult hypertension is a single-factor indicator pointing to better surgical outcomes for babies with congenital heart disease.

Virus Researcher James Crowe Turns to RSV Drug Development

A pioneer in the fight against viral disease during the pandemic turns his attention to the spike in respiratory syncytial virus.

Health Coaching Creates Lasting Lifestyle Changes

Study shows effectiveness is sustained beyond coaching period in patients managing chronic disease.

Quality Improvement Metrics to Shed Light on Geriatric Workforce Training

Vanderbilt is providing feedback to assess how well MIPS measures are meeting goals for geriatric patients.

4 ‘M’s Improve Care for Older Adults

Systems-wide updates aid in implementation of the 4Ms, a framework for providing high-quality care for older patients.