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Three from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center recognized

Jun. 28, 2017—Two national disability-related organizations representing professionals and families are recognizing the accomplishments of three Vanderbilt Kennedy Center members.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing breaks ground for new building

Jun. 22, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan R. Wente and School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman celebrated the groundbreaking for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing's new building June 20.

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Farmers’ Market returns to medical center plaza through Oct. 26

Jun. 7, 2017—The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has returned and will be held every Thursday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 26.

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Construction re-routes walkway near School of Nursing

Jun. 1, 2017—Fencing around the new School of Nursing expansion project construction area was put up Wednesday, May 31.

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2017 School of Nursing awards recognize faculty, staff and VUSM’s Bernard

May. 25, 2017—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing presented its annual awards to faculty, staff and a friend of the school during its spring assembly on May 18.

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My Southern Health: Heart failure – it’s not what you think

May. 24, 2017—Heart failure is more prevalent in the South. Here’s what you need to know.

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My Southern Health: The benefit of skin-to-skin contact for infants

May. 24, 2017— Ventral skin-to-skin contact has been shown to improve premature infants’ health, both short- and long-term. The baby is undressed or unwrapped and placed against the mother’s bare skin, nestled against her chest. A cozier name for this method of holding a new baby is “kangaroo care.”

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My Southern Health: What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening

May. 19, 2017—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). That group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors and make well-informed individual decisions about the potential harms and benefits of PSA screening, and treatment if cancer is found.

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My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay more attention to heart health

May. 19, 2017—Here’s what you need to know to boost your heart health and reduce heart attack risk.

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Class of 2017: Jacob Schultz, former walk-on snapper, heads to medical school on Navy scholarship

May. 8, 2017—When Jacob Schultz learned the U.S. Navy had awarded him a prestigious Health Professions Scholarship to medical school, he didn’t tell his family—at least not immediately. Four days later, Schultz, a senior snapper on Vanderbilt’s football team, also learned he’d been accepted into Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine.

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Health care, research and Latino populations subject of lecture May 11

May. 2, 2017—Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on culturally appropriate ways for practitioners and researchers to reach out to and work with Latino subjects. The lecture will be Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161.

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