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Parker-Danley named Patient Education director as Stiles retires

Jul. 23, 2020—Lori Anne Parker-Danley, PhD, has been named the new director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Patient Education, effective Aug. 1.

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Project seeks to ease confusion about advance directives

Mar. 21, 2019—While Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jon Alverio was on rotation with the Vanderbilt Health Palliative Care team, he witnessed the confusion patients often have as they try to complete an advance directive for health care, and he decided to do something about it.

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New Radiology website gives patients pre-visit tips

Mar. 9, 2017—Patients scheduled to undergo an imaging procedure at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) can now explore a new Radiology and Radiological Sciences patient website for tips about what to expect during the visit, how to prepare for the procedure and how early to arrive prior to the appointment.

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New tools help prepare patients before, after surgical procedures

Apr. 14, 2016—Randal Fowler left Vanderbilt University Medical Center 19 years ago with a brand new heart, so he’s accustomed to following doctors’ orders to a T, but when he recently checked in for hip replacement surgery he learned something new.

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Improving colonoscopy prep

Jan. 11, 2016—Providing an educational booklet on colonoscopy preparation increased the odds of an adequate quality of bowel preparation by more than two-fold.

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VUSN video workshop helps teens cope with type 1 diabetes

Jul. 30, 2015—A group of adolescents gathered at the downtown Nashville Public Library last week for a three-day Digital Storytelling Workshop to learn how to write, edit and produce a video about managing their type 1 diabetes.

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Initiative promotes patient awareness of ACA options

Nov. 14, 2013—On Jan. 1, 2014, hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans will become eligible for federally subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a campaign to increase patient awareness about the ACA and help patients enroll in subsidized insurance plans.

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New system standardizes patient education materials

Jun. 13, 2013—When patients first come to the Vanderbilt Neurology Clinic, they often have alarming or painful symptoms.

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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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