Category Archives: News

If the flu were new

from Wayne Wood Watching the Ebola hysteria being ratcheted up day-by-day, it is a truly amazing thing to recall that as of today, exactly one person has died of Ebola in the entire Western Hemisphere. One. Two other people who … Continue reading

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That “In sickness and in health part”? This is what it means

from Wayne Wood: From The New York Times, this is a video of a husband caring for his wife as she fades into early onsite Alzheimer’s. A heartbreaking testament to the power of love. a-marriage-to-remember.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=video-player-region®ion=video-player-region&WT.nav=video-player-region           … Continue reading

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Rascal Flatts and Children’s Hospital: A great combination

from Wayne Wood: “NBC Nightly News” broadcast a report that told its viewers what those of us at Vanderbilt Medical Center already knew: the members of Rascal Flatts are dedicated to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. As … Continue reading

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Measles is back. Really.

from Wayne Wood: Measles is a bad thing that, at one time, almost every kid had to suffer through. This was mostly a week or so of feeling miserable, although a few people who get measles have terrible complications, and … Continue reading

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Shade Tree Trot–a fun event for a great cause

from Jessica Pasley: The Shade Tree Trot has come a long way since it sauntered onto Nashville’s 5K scene in 2009. What started as a sidewalk 5K directed mostly at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students and friends, has expanded … Continue reading

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She doesn’t have cancer. She just doesn’t have hair

from Wayne Wood: This is a story and video from The Tennessean about Hannah Grubbs, a Hendersonville fifth grader who has a medical condition that keeps her from growing hair. All her life people have assumed that she has cancer, … Continue reading

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Thanks to Southwest Airlines, on behalf of Vanderbilt patients and families

from Wayne Wood: Again this year Southwest Airlines has stepped up to provide free travel for Vanderbilt patients who may need some help paying for a trip home after a trauma, or help coming to VUMC for cancer treatment. For … Continue reading

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Andre Churchwell honored by Black Health magazine

from Wayne Wood:   Andre Churchwell, M.D., senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs, was honored in a feature in the new issue of Black Health. The magazine published a salute to 15 African American medical educators. Here is Churchwell’s article … Continue reading

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Jason Koger featured in Apple’s 30 years of Mac ad

from Wayne Wood: About three years ago I worked on a story for House Organ about Jason Koger, a young man from Kentucky who was badly injured in an electrical accident that cost him both of his arms. Jason is … Continue reading

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Traveling exhibit traces medicine in Washington’s time

from Wayne Wood: A National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, “George Washington and Medicine,” is on display in the History of Medicine Room at the Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The exhibit is augmented … Continue reading

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