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Fewer accidents, social distancing spur drop in trauma volumes

Apr. 23, 2020—Compared to last April, through April 19 the adult trauma service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on track to admit 65% fewer patients from roadway accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrians struck by autos.

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Keeping good nutrition habits crucial while social distancing

Apr. 1, 2020—Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic could keep many people at home for weeks with fewer trips to the grocery, so it’s natural to want to eat what’s in your freezer or pantry.

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Jeff Balser, VUMC CEO and President: We are all essential

Mar. 24, 2020—As you have heard by now, Metro government announced a “Safer at Home” order for Nashville directing businesses to close — except for those working in essential services. To avoid any doubt, VUMC — including all of us working here —are essential during this crisis.

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Suddenly having to work from home can create new challenges

Mar. 18, 2020—For those who work in an office surrounded by co-workers, working from home can sound like a dream come true — there’s no frustrating commute and you can sit quietly at your own kitchen table or home office, away from the distractions of daily office work life. But if it’s not your choice, it can be a different story.

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Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, on the importance of social distancing

Mar. 18, 2020—  Hi Everyone. As we continue to confront the challenges of coronavirus, I want to talk about social distancing.  It’s something that’s new to most of us, and we need to lead by example. Social distancing is one of the best ways we can reduce the spread of this virus. One way is to allow...

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