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Greater Nashville Heart Walk to go virtual on Sept. 12

Sep. 2, 2020—Instead of drawing thousands of walkers to the Vanderbilt campus, the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Greater Nashville Heart Walk will take place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VUMC launches clinical trial of outpatient treatments for COVID-19

Sep. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now enrolling volunteers for a clinical trial of promising treatments for COVID-19 in the outpatient setting.

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Study to track if COVID can spread during minimally invasive surgery

Aug. 27, 2020—Physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are investigating whether SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be spread through aerosolized emissions (microscopic droplets and particles) during minimally invasive surgery in children.

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Trial to test nasal irrigation to treat COVID

Aug. 27, 2020—by Kelsey Herbers Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center are conducting a clinical trial to determine whether nasal saline irrigations can reduce viral shedding and symptoms in patients with COVID-19. Prior studies have shown that using simple, over-the-counter nasal saline irrigations can decrease viral shedding in upper respiratory infections — including other coronaviruses — helping...

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New MCE Lounge offers additional space for relaxation during work breaks

Aug. 24, 2020—To offer employees more room to spread out and relax during their work breaks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built a new space for employees to eat and rejuvenate in a safe, socially distanced environment.

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VUMC awarded $34 million to lead nationwide convalescent plasma study

Aug. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a one-year, $34-million grant by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct a nationwide study of “convalescent plasma” as a treatment for COVID-19.

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Flu shots available beginning week of Sept. 7

Aug. 18, 2020—This year’s effort by Vanderbilt University Medical Center to protect its people from influenza will be the most important in a century. With COVID-19 already prevalent, consuming precious health care resources, endangering lives, and so far, killing more than 170,000 Americans, this is not the year to shun getting a flu vaccine.

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Adaptability, masks, diversity and more takeaways from Leadership Assembly

Aug. 13, 2020—People are the engine that’s kept Vanderbilt University Medical Center moving forward — and setting the tone for the region on best pandemic mitigation practices — leaders said in a virtual Leadership Assembly, a new channel that is itself reflective of life and work in the pandemic era.

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Original podcast series explores ideas, issues shaping health and health care

Aug. 11, 2020—Listen to Episode 1 and subscribe on your favorite platform. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, an original podcast series exploring the issues and scientific advancements  shaping health, medicine and society. The series takes the listener deep into the world of health care through conversations with more than 30...

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New analysis finds association between masking requirements and slower growth in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Aug. 10, 2020—In a new analysis, researchers from the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found a relationship between the growth of hospitalizations and masking requirements put in place across the state.

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Study finds patients defer routine health care during pandemic

Jul. 29, 2020—During February and March at two large academic medical centers in Nashville and Boston, screening for high cholesterol and high blood sugar dropped 81-90% and initiation of drug therapy for these conditions dropped 52-60%.

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Health, well-being and food security of families deteriorating under COVID-19 stress

Jul. 24, 2020—The ongoing disruptive changes from efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are having a substantial negative impact on the physical and mental well-being of parents and their children across the country, according to a new national survey published today in Pediatrics.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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