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Renewal House helps addicted mothers defeat their demons

Dec. 13, 2012—Renewal House provides hope for moms struggling with addiction.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 3, 2012—Holiday lights and decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries. Holiday home safety mishaps account for more than 12,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States during November...

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New faculty: Jie Deng’s care for patients inspires lymphedema research

Nov. 28, 2012—For Jie Deng, the desire to further nursing research and education began with the SARS outbreak in China in 2003. At the time, she was the associate chief nursing officer at Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing. “Our nurses were incredible—the sacrifices they made for their patients,” Deng remembered. “We had very limited knowledge...

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VUMC’s ‘Promise of Discovery’ campaign gets new messaging

Nov. 26, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s “Promise of Discovery” awareness campaign has received an infusion of new television messaging. New video began airing this month on national outlets, including CNN, FOX News and MSNBC as well as local broadcast and cable channels. These new messages continue the theme of physician-scientists discussing their innovative work in personalized medicine...

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VUMC to debut new homepage

Nov. 21, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will launch a new homepage design Friday, Nov. 30, for its website for the mc.vanderbilt.edu domain. The new design aligns with the look and functionality of patient care sites VanderbiltHealth.com and ChildrensHospital.Vanderbilt.org. This will provide both visitors and internal staff a consistent user experience across all medical center sites. Like the...

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New faculty: John Graves plays role in shaping national health policy

Nov. 20, 2012—John Graves was part of the team hired by the Obama administration to provide statistical and economic evidence that would inform the development of the Affordable Care Act.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers toy safety tips for the holiday shopping season

Nov. 20, 2012—As parents and relatives hit the stores this holiday season to acquire the hottest gadgets, gizmos and toys, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips on buying age-appropriate items and avoiding hidden dangers.

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New faculty: Cathy Ivory is committed to nursing science and research

Nov. 16, 2012—Cathy Ivory is conducting foundational research work in perinatal nursing informatics and introducing master’s students to the world of nursing informatics.

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College Halls to be named for distinguished figures from Vanderbilt’s history

Nov. 12, 2012—As the College Halls at Kissam construction project continues to take shape on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt’s campus, the university has announced plans to name the finished structures and areas within them in honor of several figures significant to the history and culture of the university.

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Will Hoge gives back in concert to benefit VUMC Trauma

Nov. 2, 2012—In 2008, Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge was gravely injured in a scooter accident. Rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with multiple life-threatening injuries, he was in a coma for three days and sidelined for nearly 10 months while he recovered. Hoge credits the VUMC Trauma team with saving his life. On Friday, Nov. 23, Hoge...

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Vanderbilt burn doctors treat more patients during cold-weather months, urge caution with home heating

Oct. 30, 2012—With temperatures falling into the 30s this week, people across the mid-state will be turning up the heat to stay warm. But, as the temperature drops, the number of patients treated by the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center typically increases due to unsafe heating methods that result in injury. Heating fires account for 36 percent of...

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Cancer research and education agreement announced between Baptist Memorial Health Care and Vanderbilt University

Oct. 29, 2012—Executives with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced an academic affiliation agreement — paving the way for new clinical research and academic education opportunities that are designed to enhance cancer programs. The new affiliation establishes a framework for collaborative oncology initiatives between Baptist Cancer Center and...

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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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