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Smoking rate at VUMC falls to 3.5 percent

Nov. 13, 2018—by Wayne Wood The rate of smoking at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has dropped significantly in the past 15 years, to only 3.5 percent, down from 12.1 percent in 2003. That means that the rate of smoking at VUMC is below the Tennessee rate of 22 percent and the U.S. rate of 16 percent. The...

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National report sounds alarm on clinician burnout

Jan. 25, 2018—A new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group calls clinician burnout a “hidden epidemic” and suggests that addressing it should be one of the highest priorities across the healthcare industry.

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Physicians’ well-being task force distributes two-question survey

Jul. 26, 2017—The Vanderbilt Task Force for Empowerment and Well-Being, a group formed earlier this year to investigate and implement ways to prevent burnout among physicians, will be using an online tool to gather information in the next few weeks to help it with its work. An email containing a link to the tool was sent earlier...

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Celebrating Swift

May. 25, 2017—Melanie Swift, M.D., center, is joined at a recent farewell reception in her honor by Mary Yarbrough, M.D., left, executive director of Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness, and Lori Rolando, M.D., MPH, who succeeds Swift as director of Occupational Health for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Diet? Exercise? Sleep? Vanderbilt study identifies best immediate changes for long-term health benefits

Jan. 12, 2017—The project began with a question — among a list of 10 lifestyle behaviors, any of which a person can change immediately, which ones have the most impact on health?

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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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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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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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VUMC leaders: ‘The Future is All Around Us’

Jul. 6, 2012—A team of writers and reporters from VUMC News and Communications spoke to a selected group of Medical Center leaders about where they think the opportunities and challenges lie in the decade ahead, and the part that all of us play as we move ahead together.

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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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