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November 2010 Category

Flu Shots Continue at Variety of Medical Center Locations

Nov. 2, 2010—Flu vaccine is available in the Employee Health Clinic, 640 Medical Arts Building, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Other locations around campus for shots may be found on the Flu Shot Event Calendar at http://occupationalhealth.vanderbilt.edu/uploads/ohcFluCalendar.pdf. A Vanderbilt ID badge is required. For a complete calendar of locations for faculty and staff to get a flu vaccine...

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My European Crime Spree

Nov. 2, 2010—Since I believe that promoting international peace and goodwill is one of the most valuable things an American citizen can do, I should probably stay home for a while. On a recent trip to Europe, in only 10 days I had two brushes with the law, which is about two brushes more than I’ve had...

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Guitar design is not brain surgery

Nov. 2, 2010—In 2002, having recently undergone board certification as a neurosurgeon, Robert J. Singer, M.D., sat down at his kitchen table with some butcher paper and a few drafting instruments and began designing electric guitars. Once he had completed a dozen designs, he engaged a factory in Korea to make the prototypes.

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Stories of Living with Diabetes

Nov. 2, 2010—Forty patients—all with different circumstances, backgrounds and treatments each have one common story to tell: living with diabetes. Co-authors Alan Graber, M.D., Anne Brown, R.N., M.S.N., and Kathleen Wolfe, R.N., M.S.N., compiled these compelling patient stories in their new book “A Life of Control: Stories of Living with Diabetes,” published by Vanderbilt University Press.

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The two Dr. Zics

Nov. 2, 2010—Conventional wisdom says never to look a gift horse in the mouth, but on a normal day seeing patients in the clinic, John Zic, M.D., found himself staring down at a literal gift horse, not quite sure how to react.

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