Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hatfield-McCoy feud: the genetic background

from Wayne Wood: The hit miniseries with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton is bringing the Hatfield-McCoy feud some new attention, and that reminded me of a story that my friend Carole Bartoo wrote a while back, based on some genetic … Continue reading

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LifeFlight has one of the busiest holiday weekends in its history

by Jennifer Wetzel Vanderbilt University Medical Center saw perhaps its busiest weekend ever this Memorial Day holiday, with more than triple the volume of patients treated during a typical weekend. LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air trauma unit, responded to more than 70 … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Credit Union relocates during renovation

by Wayne Wood The Vanderbilt Employees’ Credit Union offices at 107 Oxford House will undergo a major renovation beginning next week. Credit Union offices will close as normal on Friday, June 1, and reopen Monday, June 4, in the temporary … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Trauma nurses initiate pledge against distracted driving

by Jennifer Wetzel Nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Level-1 Trauma Center are taking a pledge to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving. These caregivers, who treat hundreds of seriously injured patients each year due to distracted … Continue reading

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Surprise gift for a new mom: a new heart

by Kathy Whitney Windy Hill, 38, of Kingsport, Tenn., was wheeled into the operating room at Vanderbilt University Hospital on April 20 to receive a mechanical pump to aid her failing heart and save her life. While the surgical team … Continue reading

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