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Robert Vantrease, artist and 64-year employee of VUMC, dies at 89

Jul. 11, 2016—Robert “Bobby” Vantrease, an award-winning artist who retired in 2013 after 64 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died July 7. He was 89.

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Robert “Bobby” Vantrease, artist and 64-year employee of VUMC, dies at 89

Jul. 11, 2016—Robert “Bobby” Vantrease, an award-winning artist who retired in 2013 after 64 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) died July 7. He was 89. Mr. Vantrease, who retired as the longest-serving employee at the Medical Center, served as director of VUMC’s Medical Illustration department for 14 years as part of his astonishing longevity, which...

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Swimmers beware: fecal contamination a concern in hot weather

Jul. 1, 2016—Recreational water illness is the overall term for sickness caused by bacteria or viruses in pools, lakes, rivers and other places people like to swim or play in hot weather. And the way these illnesses are often spread comes down to fecal contamination in the water. Even this weekend, those vacationing along the Florida panhandle...

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U.S. Surgeon General to speak at Grand Rounds Wednesday, June 22

Jun. 20, 2016—The United States Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., MBA, will moderate a discussion, “Clinical Prescribing Behavior for Opioids,” at noon on Wednesday, June 22, at the Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education, 1011 21st Ave. N. This Grand Rounds is sponsored by Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Murthy...

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VUMC Farmers’ Market to return to plaza location

May. 5, 2016—The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center returns June 2 and will be held every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 27.

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John Sawyers, a steady hand in the operating room and as head of Surgical Sciences, dies at 90

Mar. 22, 2016—John Sawyers, M.D., whose decades-long career as a surgeon culminated in the chairmanship of the Vanderbilt Section of Surgical Sciences from 1983 to 1995, died Friday, March 18. He was 90. Dr. Sawyers was known for his surgical skill and his steady manner both in the operating room and the conference room. “Dr. Sawyers was...

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Steps to allergy relief as tree pollen season begins

Mar. 11, 2016—Allergies have a seasonal rhythm to their comings and goings, and we are in the midst of one of the biggest allergy seasons of the year: tree pollen season.

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VUMC adopting online provider rating system

Mar. 3, 2016—For many years, patients who came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for care would receive a survey asking, among other things, about how they rated the experience — including the professionalism and friendliness of the physician or other health care provider.

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Super Bowl weekend a perfect time to secure TVs against tip-overs, says safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Feb. 4, 2016—This weekend many eyes will be glued to the television so as not to miss a single play—or a single commercial—of the Super Bowl broadcast. But a child safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt says that before viewers focus on what’s on the screen, they should take a minute to focus...

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Fallen off the resolution wagon? Vanderbilt expert offers four steps to get back on

Feb. 3, 2016—We’re now more than a month into the new year, and those optimistic resolutions that greeted 2016 have—heavy sigh—not exactly worked out as you hoped. A Vanderbilt expert on lifestyle changes says that those who have come up short on their resolutions should take heart.

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Fallen off the resolution wagon? Vanderbilt expert offers four steps to get back on

Feb. 2, 2016— We’re now more than a month into the new year, and those optimistic resolutions that greeted 2016 have—heavy sigh—not exactly worked out as you hoped. A Vanderbilt expert on lifestyle changes says that those who have come up short on their resolutions should take heart. “It is important to remember in the process of making...

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Safe to snuggle with pets while home with a cold or flu, Vanderbilt infectious disease expert says

Jan. 13, 2016—When you are home sick, snuggling up with your dog or cat may feel like just what the doctor ordered. And a Vanderbilt infectious disease doctor, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ahead....

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