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VUMC’s Price thrives on building, nurturing lasting relationships

Jan. 11, 2018—One of the greatest gifts of being an internal medicine physician is the long-term relationships developed with patients, and for Jan Price, MD, those relationships span generations of families.

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Former Internal Medicine chief Allison dies at 92

May. 14, 2015—Fred Allison Jr., M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, and former chief of the Division of Internal Medicine, died May 8 at age 92.

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Speed, focus serve nurse in the clinic and on the track

Aug. 22, 2013—Stephanie Duke, LPN, is quick and focused when she moves from patient to patient at the Vanderbilt Hillsboro Medical Group clinic. She says there is plenty going on here to keep her interest.

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The Tennessean: Vanderbilt team details TN meningitis death

Oct. 22, 2012—The New England Journal of Medicine has published a detailed account by April Pettit and colleagues at Vanderbilt University describing one man’s rapid deterioration after receiving a tainted steroid injection for back pain from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass.

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Flu Tool guides patient decision-making

Aug. 14, 2012—Studies of Flu Tool, a computer application that guides health care decision-making, suggests that patients are willing to use these types of resources.

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Common antibiotic found to pose increased heart risk

May. 21, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a rare, but important risk posed by the antibiotic azithromycin, commonly called a “Z-pack.” The study found a 2.5-fold higher risk of death from cardiac arrhythmia in the first five days of taking azithromycin when compared with another common antibiotic or no antibiotics at all.

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Long live the therapeutic stem cells

May. 17, 2012—Enhancing stem cell survival is key to improving cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine, and a new drug could help.

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