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She wanted a baby for so long, and then he needed lifesaving surgery. A healthy child is Maira Hernandez’s Mother’s Day gift.

By Kelsey Herbers

“I want him to have a bright future, and I thank God for putting Michele in my path so my baby can have that.”

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Heart to heart

By Matt Batcheldor

This teacher got a life-saving heart transplant. So did her student. What are the odds?

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Patients report positive experiences with telehealth appointments

By Jill Clendening

"I love video appointments! It’s the safest way right now."

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VUMC welcomes seven Leap Day babies

By Jessica Pasley

Neonatal nurse practitioner Wendy Araya, a Feb. 29 baby herself, offers advice to the latest leaplings

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Randy Hatch has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching at-risk young people. After his lifesaving liver transplant, they lined the halls to welcome him back.

By Matt Batcheldor

His beloved Carroll Academy Jaguars and Lady Jaguars honor him with a message on their shirts: "Donate Life."

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Richard Hosner knew he needed a liver transplant. It turned out he needed a kidney, too. On one amazing day, he received both.

By Matt Batcheldor

The pair of complex surgeries took 13 hours. When he woke up, he felt like a new person. Since 2011, there have been 38 liver-kidney transplants at VUMC, helping establish Vanderbilt as one of the leading sites in the country for multiple-organ transplants.

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Patients and families benefit from new activity book — and the volunteer who brings it

By Kelsey Herbers

Puzzles, mazes, coloring pages and other fun help pass the time

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Five surgeries in nine days. A month in intensive care. An amazing recovery.

By Matt Batcheldor

Kyle Mullicane's is the only medical story you will read today that features a hallucination taking place in a Vegas steakhouse.

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Last New Year’s Day, Gregory Tidwell was in a coma. At the beginning of 2020, he is doing much better

By Kelsey Herbers

“It has made me ecstatically happy to watch him get better,” his mom said.

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