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Tales of VUMC Past

The Vanderbilt doctor who told his story of battling AIDS on “60 Minutes”

By Wayne Wood

He wrote a bestseller, was interviewed on "60 Minutes," and his story showed a more hopeful future for people infected with HIV

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Here’s your “How to wear a mask” guide from an infectious disease specialist

By Jessica Pasley

A reminder for regular mask-wearers and a primer for masking novices

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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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young boy and stuffed animal Health, yes

When should you take your child to the emergency room for cold or flu symptoms?

By Jessica Pasley

The majority of emergency room visits can be averted with a call or visit to a pediatrician

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VUMC in the Community

Katrina Robertson went from death’s door to a full life. Her story is one of thousands from the first 25 years of the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic

By Wayne Wood

The VCCC opened its doors 25 years ago when AIDS was fatal and hope was rare. Today the clinic serves thousands of patients and is an international model in the treatment of people with HIV.

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