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Employee Spotlight

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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Credo Award Winner

Chris Turner wants to help patients recover and smile, even if that means sharing stories about the time he dressed up as The Incredible Hulk

By Paul Govern

“I love putting smiles on people’s faces when they don’t have a lot to smile about."

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Health, yes

Home with a cold or the flu? It’s OK to snuggle with your pet, infectious disease doctor says.

By Wayne Wood

Dogs and cats can't catch or spread human disease and "are a comfort, not a hazard"

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Patient Spotlight

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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DAISY Award

Fourth quarter DAISY Awards honor four extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. This is Vanderbilt's latest group.

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Health, yes

The little boy thought the pretty colors were candy. 23 magnetic beads had to be surgically removed from his body.

By Jessica Pasley

Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt warn parents that such cases are becoming more common. “I feel like we owe it to others to let them know about the possible dangers,” Caiden's dad says.

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Credo Award Winner

Chris Pua’s behind-the-scenes work brings him into spotlight

By Leigh MacMillan

He hopes the software applications and systems he and his team develop work so well that users don’t even notice them.

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Patient Spotlight

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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Contest

Pets of VUMC: A look back at the best of 2019

By Wayne Wood

A handy, one-stop collection of the winners of the "VUMC Voice" 2019 Pets of VUMC contest.

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Employee Spotlight

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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