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DOD study to explore guidelines for ankle, knee surgery patients

Jun. 7, 2018—Although military personnel often suffer ankle and knee fractures requiring surgery, there’s no definitive consensus on when they should stop using crutches and start putting weight on their injured limbs again.

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Student-run clinics may reduce hospital utilization

Jun. 7, 2018—Student-run free health clinics, a hallmark of most medical schools across the country, not only provide valuable clinical experience for the students who volunteer there, but may actually reduce hospital utilization by the patients in their care, according to a Vanderbilt study recently published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

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Raising awareness

Jun. 7, 2018—Former NFL quarterback and two-time Pro Bowler Marc Bulger recently visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Farmers’ Market on VUMC plaza every Thursday through October

Jun. 7, 2018—The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center returns Thursday, June 7 and will be held every Thursday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 25. Vendors will be located on the north end of the Medical Center Plaza. “The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt helps support our faculty, staff, students and visitors by...

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Center for Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders adds treatment options

Jun. 7, 2018—Two years ago, Melinda New, MD, associate professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, and nurse practitioner Lisa Milam, MSN, WHMP, opened a specialized clinic called the Center for Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders.

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Breadth, depth of commitment define Junior League’s support

Jun. 7, 2018—On a Thursday afternoon at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, volunteer Gena Moran pops into a patient room on the fifth floor to invite a young patient and her family to participate in a bingo game about to begin in the hospital’s butterfly garden.

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New inpatient unit at Medical Center East debuts June 19

Jun. 7, 2018—The conversion of the eighth floor of Medical Center East (MCE)-North Tower on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus from outpatient space to inpatient beds is now complete and the new unit is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 19.

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VUMC team devises ‘novel’ idea to help improve hypertension education

Jun. 7, 2018—Reading a comic book may improve the health of hypertension patients, or at least that’s the goal of a new study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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New PET/CT scanner set to expand research opportunities

Jun. 7, 2018—A research-dedicated PET/CT scanner installed recently in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) will expand opportunities for Vanderbilt researchers to conduct studies of a wide range of disorders, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Pedestrian bridge to close for summer months

Jun. 6, 2018—The pedestrian bridge and walkway at 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue will undergo routine maintenance this summer.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight offers safety tips for CMA Fest

Jun. 5, 2018—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Fest this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

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VUMC Picnic a time of food and fun

May. 31, 2018—Photos by Anne Rayner The 2018 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Employee Picnic for employees of the main campus took place May 24. The annual event, sponsored by Human Resources to show appreciation for employees who make our organization a success, was a time for colleagues to get together, enjoy some good food and relax for...

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