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Dermatologist gives tips for protecting your skin from lingering winter weather

Mar. 6, 2015—Months of cold and sometimes icy and snowy weather can take a toll on our skin—but a Vanderbilt dermatologist says there are ways to protect it from the ravages of a lingering winter.

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Vanderbilt dermatologist tells how to protect your skin from lingering winter weather

Mar. 4, 2015—Months of cold and sometimes icy and snowy weather can take a toll on our skin—but a Vanderbilt dermatologist says there are ways to protect it from the ravages of a lingering winter. “Like a vacuum, the dry air of winter sucks water right out of our skin,” says John Zic, M.D., associate professor of...

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VUMC mourns award-winning photographer Dana Johnson Tallman

Feb. 23, 2015—Dana Johnson Tallman, an award-winning photographer in Vanderbilt University Medical Center News and Communications from 1999 to 2009, died Sunday, Feb. 22, due to complications from cystic fibrosis. She was 42. Ms. Tallman was a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a 1994 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in photojournalism. She held...

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Stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning during cold snap

Feb. 18, 2015—With temperatures in the next few days predicted to be the coldest of the winter so far, people using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their homes need to be aware of a potential silent killer—carbon monoxide.

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Vanderbilt allergist offers tips to deal with suddenly changing temperatures

Jan. 6, 2015—John Fahrenholz, assistant professor of medicine who practices at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program, says that whipsawing temperatures can be a real challenge for people with allergies—and for the rest of us, too.

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Vanderbilt emergency physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s celebration

Dec. 30, 2014—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring tens of thousands of revelers to downtown Nashville, and there will be thousands more at private parties and celebrations all over the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of them will end up in Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department, since New Year’s Eve...

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‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to avoid holiday stress

Dec. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin urges people to set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, don’t strive for the perfect, and deal head-on with the stressors of the season.

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Vanderbilt dietitian offers tips to prevent holiday weight gain

Dec. 9, 2014—With family get-togethers, holiday parties and the abundance of special treats available during the holidays, it can be a real challenge to avoid putting on pounds. “It’s a good idea to eat in a healthy way all year round, but for a lot of people it’s especially challenging during the holidays,” said Jessica Bennett, a...

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Lynch recalled as pioneer of Plastic Surgery, Burn Center

Oct. 30, 2014—John B. Lynch, M.D., professor of Plastic Surgery, emeritus, who was former chair of Plastic Surgery and the first director of the Vanderbilt Burn Center when it opened in 1983, died Monday, Oct. 20. He was 85.

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Breast reconstruction awareness efforts recognized at BRA Day

Oct. 9, 2014—Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) day will be observed by Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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Exhibit explores link between “Potter” magic and medicine

Oct. 2, 2014—A traveling exhibit, “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” debuted this week in the History of Medicine Room at the Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt named Middle Tennessee’s healthiest employer

Oct. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt University was recognized recently by the Nashville Business Journal as the Healthiest Employer in Middle Tennessee in the division for employers with more than 500 employees.

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