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Scaring up a good time

Oct. 27, 2016—The Health Plus Pumpkin Carving Competition on the Medical Center plaza last week drew 40 entries, with employees voting for their favorites.

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New rates for Recreation and Wellness Center begin Jan. 1

Sep. 22, 2016—As part of the VU/VUMC transition, all Medical Center employees and their families may continue to utilize the Recreation and Wellness Center for current membership rates through the end of 2016.

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Vanderbilt again named one of state’s healthier workplaces

Jul. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been recognized for the third year in a row as a Healthier Tennessee Workplace by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.

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Vanderbilt celebrates National Walking Day

Apr. 6, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community marked National Walking Day April 6 by taking group walks across campus in celebration of the university and Medical Center's commitment to a culture of wellness.

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Last chance: Go for the Gold deadline is Oct. 31

Oct. 22, 2015—If you have not yet completed your Go for the Gold, don’t delay! The Go for the Gold deadline is midnight on Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Vanderbilt named ‘healthiest employer’ for sixth consecutive year

Aug. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt has been recognized by the "Nashville Business Journal" as the Healthiest Employer of Nashville in the division for organizations with more than 500 employees. The recognition marks the sixth time in the six-year history of the award that Vanderbilt has won.

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VU lauded at Global Healthy Workplace Summit

May. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named second in the world for its programs to enhance the physical and mental health and safety of its employees throughout the University and Medical Center.

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Springing into exercise: Vanderbilt expert offers advice to get back in shape

May. 5, 2014—With spring in bloom, the cold weather is going away and so are excuses to avoid outdoor exercise. Many people who shied away from physical exertion during the winter may be inspired to get in shape this season.

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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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Vanderbilt lands American Heart Association award

Sep. 19, 2013—For the sixth consecutive year, Vanderbilt was recently recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) with its Platinum Level Fit-friendly Worksite Award.

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Observe National Heart Month

Feb. 6, 2013—February is National Heart Month. Observe the month with these tools and upcoming events: Take advantage of this opportunity to know your numbers—blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index—from 7 to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Listen to a podcast with Vanderbilt cardiologist Sergio Fazio...

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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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