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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Nicotine may aid memory for some older adults: study

Jan. 13, 2012—Wearing a nicotine patch may help improve memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published this week by Paul Newhouse, director of the Center for Cognitive Medicine.

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It’s official: VUMC holds Guinness world record for most vaccinations

Dec. 1, 2011—  Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been notified by Guinness World Records that it now holds the world record for the most vaccinations given in eight hours. The achievement – 12,850 flu shots given during October’s Flulapalooza – was announced at a VUMC leadership meeting Dec. 1 and included a video message from Bruce Gellin,...

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Estrogen treatments increase gray matter in brain

Nov. 18, 2011—Short-term hormone replacement therapy offers potential benefit for cognitive functioning.

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World record broken; Flulapalooza tent open until 7 p.m.

Oct. 1, 2011—UPDATE 10/12/11, 1 p.m. Vanderbilt Medical Center has unofficially beaten the world record! As of 1 p.m. 9,370 faculty, staff, students and volunteers have been vaccinated for influenza. The current world record for the most vaccinations given in an eight-hour period is 6,215, held by Kaiser Permanente. Tell us your Flulapalooza experience at Vanderbilt’s Facebook...

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Give feedback on job engagement through Vanderbilt Staff Community Survey

Sep. 23, 2011—University and medical center staff will participate together this year in an employee engagement survey. Beginning Monday, Oct. 17, the Vanderbilt Staff Community Survey will be emailed directly to staff from an outside vendor, HR Solutions, a Chicago-based company that conducts opinion surveys for more than 500 organizations. Staff members are encouraged to complete the...

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Balance of skills comes in handy for HR’s Nordberg

Jul. 25, 2011—Traci Nordberg has two full-time jobs – by day she’s Vanderbilt’s associate vice chancellor for Human Resources and chief Human Resource Officer, taking care of the HR needs of 24,000 employees; by night, a devoted parent, with her husband, Peter, to three young daughters. Meeting the human resources needs of a large employer like Vanderbilt...

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Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card finds much work to be done

May. 10, 2011—A new report on women's health in Tennessee finds continuing areas of concern and a need for programs that support lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences.

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