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A friend said, “Want to climb Kilimanjaro?” Soha Patel said, “Sure!”

By Kelsey Herbers

Months of hard training. Seven days of climbing. Severe oxygen deprivation. But the view was worth it.

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Schuyler Clayton battled a decade of opioid addiction. Now a recovery coach, he serves as a beacon of hope amid a nationwide epidemic.

By Kelsey Herbers

“Our patients live with a disease they don’t get help for out of fear of blame. It’s important for me to say, ‘I’m living with the same thing, and I’m not ashamed.’”

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He’s a dentist. He plays hockey. He is VERY careful about his teeth.

By Nancy Humphrey

Tyler Ames, DMD, has seen the worst of what a hockey puck or stick can do to the mouth. He loves hitting the ice anyway with his team the Gravediggers.

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Innovative Project SEARCH provides good jobs for participants, great employees for VUMC

By Jessica Pasley

The program focuses on training young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for jobs in health care

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day begins with spirituals, calls for unity, Churchwell solo on “Abraham, Martin and John”

By Wayne Wood

Featured speaker Jeffrey Upperman, MD, recalls lessons of his parents and urges "pick big problems to attack."

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists treated VUMC staff for the holidays, and this care required a glass of milk.

By Kristin Smart

This sweet tradition has been going strong for 23 years

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VUMC has 2,500 pieces of art. Jenny Lewis knows them all.

By Kelsey Herbers

Portraits, landscapes, sculptures — health care art is an art in itself

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“There’s something amazing about holding up an American flag,” says kettlebell gold medal winner Katherine Hartmann

By Wayne Wood

The physician and scientist says she was motivated by the words of a friend: “Almost everything is your fault, and what isn’t your fault is your responsibility.”

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Stephanie Hays’ own body destroyed her kidneys. Luckily, her daughter had a spare.

By Matt Batcheldor

The operation was a success; Roni’s kidney began functioning in her mom right away. “Now she’s stuck with me forever,” Roni joked.

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