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Vanderbilt Osher 2018 summer term features Fisk courses

May. 4, 2018—A survey of world art featuring Fisk collections, Nashville's diverse musical history, and cast-iron cooking are among summer classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Mindfulness experts call for more scientific rigor, less hype

Oct. 11, 2017—David Vago, Ph.D., is one of the principal authors of a “Mind the Hype” article in Perspectives on Psychological Science that calls for more scientific evaluation, circumspect reporting and uniform treatment standards for mindfulness and meditation.

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Expanded health plan benefits, salary range changes ahead

Sep. 28, 2017—For 2018, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employee health plan will offer an array of insurance options and new wellness services.

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Osher Center to study standards for mindfulness training

Jul. 20, 2017—As mindfulness grows in popularity as a treatment option for conditions ranging from anxiety to chronic pain, experts in integrative medicine at Vanderbilt are doing research to better quantify its effectiveness and setting standards for how it is administered.

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WLC-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees

Mar. 31, 2017—Work/Life Connections–EAP has produced a series of videos about mindfulness as a stress-reducer, featuring Linda Manning of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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Osher Center offers multiple back pain treatment options

Mar. 9, 2017—The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt offers most of the treatments in the new guidelines for back pain recently recommended by the American College of Physicians, but misconceptions about those treatments remain a barrier to care.

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Rooted Community Health Lecture Series to address sustainability, ecology and health

Oct. 28, 2016—Lectures scheduled for November 2016 and January and March 2017 will highlight the intersections of human health and environmental sustainability through the common bond of food.

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Performance will address addiction and recovery Oct. 15

Oct. 12, 2016—The contemporary dance company Nashville in Motion and the Peter Moon Band will present “Fix: What’s Your Monkey?” beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in Ingram Hall. The rock show addresses addiction and recovery through dance, comedy and drama.

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Harvard’s Vago named Osher Center research director

Jul. 21, 2016—David Vago, Ph.D., will join the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on Sept. 1 as director of research.

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Sign up now for Vanderbilt Osher Institute summer term

May. 24, 2016—Symphony 101, healthy cooking, and Motown music are among the Osher Lifelong Institute at Vanderbilt summer 2016 classes for all adults 50 and older.

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VUMC speakers shine at TEDx Nashville symposium

Apr. 21, 2016—Provocative questions, posed by three experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), were among the highlights last Friday at TEDx Nashville 2016, an exposition of “ideas worth sharing” at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.

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Elam steps down as Osher Center medical director

Oct. 22, 2015—Roy Elam, M.D., will step down as medical director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University following a search for a new director.

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