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After an explosion almost cost her son his hand, one mother has a warning about the danger of fireworks: “They are explosives. They are dangerous.”

By Jessica Pasley

“No one ever expects something to happen to your own child.”

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Enjoy burgers? Better use tick repellent.

By Wayne Wood

The lone star tick continues to be common across a wide swath of this region, and a bite can give you an allergy to red meat.

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Occupational Health offers tips to kick off summer on a healthy note

By VUMC News and Communications

We are officially into summer, which means vacations are ramping up. As you write your checklist, pack your suitcase, and book your trip, here are few important reminders.

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Credo Award Winner

Jennifer Emery is used to celebrating patients’ successes in physical therapy. This time, she’s the one being celebrated as a Credo Award winner.

By Leigh MacMillan

“It’s such an honor. You work hard every single day and live by the Credo behaviors — to be recognized for that feels really good.”

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Credo Award Winner

Kristen Kerkhove aims to ease the transition home for palliative care patients

By Nancy Humphrey

“My goal is to make sure our patients have everything they need when they leave the hospital so they can spend their time focusing on what’s important to them.”

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Patient and Family Choice Award

Thomas Akins recognized for his compassionate spirit in the Emergency Department

By Jill Clendening

Thomas Akins was named winner of the Patient and Family Choice Award.

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Don’t leave them even for a minute — keep children from dying in a hot car

By Jessica Pasley

Every year dozens of children die of heatstroke after being left, often accidentally, in a hot car

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Employee Spotlight

Kathleen Gallagher is a surgical resident and former combat medic. She traveled to Ukraine to help train emergency response teams.

By Nancy Humphrey

"With my background in combat medicine, it felt like there was something I could actually do to help.”

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Employee Spotlight

“Dr. Boehm, I believe you are my biological father.” A new son, a new daughter, and the letter that brought more love into a family.

By Wayne Wood

Frank Boehm was settling into retirement when things changed: “I once had three children and nine grandchildren. Now, I have five children and 11 grandchildren."

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Elevate Team Award

The Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Clinics team makes COVID-19 health care personal

By Bill Snyder

“I don’t know that you get any more personal than giving somebody back their life.”

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