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Skin cancer risks higher for soldiers serving abroad

Sep. 11, 2014—Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer.

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Impact of philanthropy drives faculty members

Aug. 7, 2014—For Vanderbilt faculty members Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D., Hal Moses, M.D., and Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D., the lessons about the importance of giving came early.

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VU lands award for promoting healthy lifestyles

Aug. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt earned a 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award for the second year in a row.

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VUMC’s storm preparedness efforts lauded by National Weather Service

Jul. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first medical center in Tennessee to be named a Storm Ready Supporter by the National Weather Service (NWS), a designation that recognizes a superior level of preparedness for tornadoes and inclement weather.

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Patient satisfaction awards honor providers, units

Jun. 12, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt won the Top Performer Award for “Inpatient Services — Children’s Hospitals” in the 2014 Excellence in Healthcare Award, sponsored by Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC), Vanderbilt’s patient satisfaction surveyor.

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Dayani Center embraces new relationships, strategies

May. 15, 2014—The Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness is adjusting its focus since its recent alignment with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, but is keeping its emphasis on excellence and national leadership in medical fitness.

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Vanderbilt recognized for innovations in overcoming health care disparities

Mar. 12, 2014—The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of nearly 400 large U.S. employers, has selected Vanderbilt University as a winner of an Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities Award.

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Vanderbilt named a ‘healthiest workplace in America’

Jan. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America for 2014 by Healthiest Employers, an independent corporate wellness research and data analysis firm.

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Smart bathing techniques can help with dry, itchy winter skin, Vanderbilt dermatologist says

Jan. 28, 2014—If you suffer from dry, itchy skin in winter, there may be a simple solution: be a smarter bather, a Vanderbilt dermatologist says. “Like a vacuum, the dry air of winter sucks water right out of our skin,” says John Zic, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, a dermatologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. And when...

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Vanderbilt allergist offers tips to deal with changeable winter weather

Jan. 22, 2014—Five tips to help you — and your nose — survive crazy weather changes.

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Traveling exhibit traces medicine in Washington’s time

Jan. 9, 2014—A National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, “George Washington and Medicine,” is on display in the History of Medicine Room at the Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt ophthalmologist warns about dangers of champagne corks

Dec. 30, 2013—In the holiday movie classic “A Christmas Story,” every adult in young Ralphie’s life has one warning about his desired present, a BB gun: “Careful or you’ll shoot your eye out.” Vanderbilt eye doctors have a similar caution for adults who are planning to be popping champagne corks on New Year’s Eve. “Eye injuries from...

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