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Carly Schroeder had a stroke in her 20s. Now 10 years later, she is thankful for her life, her family and the care she received at Vanderbilt

By Tavia Smith

“I’m eternally grateful to all the people that helped me through that dark time.”

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Lawn mower injuries among “most heartbreaking” for doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

The little boy ran around the mower and slipped. “The mower kind of sucked him in,” his mom said.

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Protecting the skin from damaging sun rays is as easy as “slip, slop, slap, slide and shade”

By Jessica Pasley

It’s never too early to start using sun safety tips, especially when it means preventing…

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Employee Spotlight

Mother and daughter share devotion to nursing — and to Children’s Hospital

By Matt Batcheldor

Vickie Thompson has devoted her career to caring for children. Her daughter Kelsey is following in her mom's footsteps.

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Nurses’ Week video shows Burn Center nurse Tiffany Nugen being surprised by a grateful family

By Wayne Wood

The Lemarr family traveled from East Tennessee to say thank you

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During NFL Draft weekend, a mass shooting occurred in Nashville. Vanderbilt responded beautifully to care for patients.

By John Howser

At 2 a.m. Sunday, six gunshot patients poured into the Vanderbilt ER. It was the fourth mass shooting seen there in the past 15 months.

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Expert advice on how to deal with a snakebite: Do stay calm and call poison control. Don’t apply a tourniquet. And back away from the jumper cables.

By Justin Loden

Stay away from Copperhead Road. Also Rattlesnake Alley and Cottonmouth Boulevard.

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Kristie Kuzy decided to donate a kidney to a stranger. Her generosity initiated the first three-recipient kidney transplant chain in the history of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

By Matt Batcheldor

The amazing and improbable story of how it all fell into place

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Employee Spotlight

Donna Oates of Dermatology wins 2019 Administrative Professional Award

By Paul Govern

“It's so important to find the joy of saying hello, calling each person by his or her name.”

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Up, up and away! The sky has been calling Eric Howard of Surgical Sciences since he was a boy.

By Jill Clendening

Drifting with the tail-wind against the brush-strokes of the day

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