Monthly Archives: June 2011

Careful with Those Fireworks

From Jennifer Wetzel: A good reminder about ways to be safe this Independence Day: Vanderbilt Doctors Urge Caution with July Fourth Fireworks NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s the time of year when fireworks tents are popping up across the state, putting … Continue reading

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Thanks to Brain Surgery, Eddie Adcock is Still Playing Banjo

by Wayne Wood This just continues to amaze me. Reuters has just posted a follow-up to the story from three years ago about the brain surgery underwent by banjo player Eddie Adcock. Essential tremors had taken away his ability to … Continue reading

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Of Malibu Barbie, 40-Cent Gasoline, Lance Armstrong and the War on Cancer

By Cynthia Floyd Manley What do you remember about 1971? I turned 8 that year. I listened to the Jackson 5 and Donny Osmond, watched the Partridge Family and Mary Tyler Moore (I loved throwing my hat into the air … Continue reading

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New Cigarette Pack Warnings Creep Me Out. This is a Good Thing.

by Wayne Wood Several years ago I was at an airport somewhere in Europe, and stopped dead in my tracks in a duty free shop. There was a pyramid of Marlboro cartons for sale, and each one had a truly … Continue reading

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Community Forum on Fragile X Syndrome, and a Story About its Impact

from Wayne Wood: The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will host a community forum to present information about current research on Fragile X syndrome from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, in MRL 241. Panelists will discuss how the the Kennedy Center … Continue reading

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Like a Heat Wave, Burning Through…Well, Everything

from Jennifer Wetzel: In the past two or three days, as the summer heat and humidity has gripped Nashville in its sweaty palm, VUMC has sent a couple of press release/reminders about how to stay safe. The first one is … Continue reading

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It’s a Cell Phone, Not a Camel

By Cynthia Floyd Manley I remember when we got our first microwave oven. We were terrified. Stood halfway across the kitchen while reheating leftovers because we thought it was going to give us all cancer. (We also thought it would … Continue reading

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On With the Show, This is It

by Wayne Wood A few weeks ago I was on a family trip driving through the foothills of the Smokies in East Tennessee, and we passed through the town of Greeneville, a lovely little town that seemed to have a … Continue reading

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