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Scenes from snowy days

By Wayne Wood

Enjoy these scenes of a beautiful VUMC snow, and bookmark the page to recall fondly in July.

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Patient Spotlight

Nurse saves baby born in back seat of car in Medical Center East parking lot

By Kathy Whitney

Elijah Youssef will have quite a story to tell about the day he came into the world.

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Curious VUMC

How do I donate winter coats and other needed items to the VUMC Clothes Closet?

By Wayne Wood

Volunteers need help to be sure that all patients have warm, clean clothes to wear.

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Employee Spotlight

From Child Life patient to Child Life specialist

By Christina Echegaray

Camille Fraser was a teenager with a cancer diagnosis when she was helped by a Vanderbilt Child Life specialist and immediately knew she had seen her future career. That was 13 years ago and Fraser is now a Vanderbilt Child Life specialist herself.

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In memoriam

Bear the therapy dog’s legacy lives on at Children’s Hospital

By Jennifer Wetzel

Bear was calm and gentle with children and loved to visit them in the hospital. He leaves behind a legacy at Children’s Hospital, especially in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

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Tales of VUMC Past

When VUMC was a movie set

By Wayne Wood

Lauren Hutton! William H. Macy! James Farentino! Medical Center North?

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Health, yes

Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt offers advice on how to avoid food poisoning this holiday season

By Kristin Smart

Enjoy the meal while you're having it, and remember it fondly afterward.

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VUMC in the Community

Athletes with disabilities inspire VUMC running volunteers

By Tom Wilemon

Inspiration, motivation, determination, perspiration

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decorating-for-the-holidays Health, yes

Children’s Hospital offers safety tips for holiday decorating, preventing poisonings

By Jennifer Wetzel

May your days be merry and bright. Not spent in an emergency room.

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Health, yes

Shopping for children’s gifts? Make sure toys are safe and age-appropriate

By Jennifer Wetzel

Bike helmets and quality construction: yes. BB guns and hoverboards: no.

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