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Anderson goes from ‘weight struggle’ to ‘weight victory’

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:21 am

For nearly 22 years, Janet Anderson struggled with a weight problem, but since August 2013, she has lost 80 pounds. “I never seemed to get my weight off after my last pregnancy,” she said. She worked a full-time job and then, being a housewife, cared for her family every day. “After years of not caring about my health, I faced back surgery in 2001,” she explained. “From that year on,

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  • Auxiliary members honored for service

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Auxiliary honored --

    Barbara Newman and Jean Arnold were honored recently by fellow Auxiliary members for their many years of service. Ms. Newman served as the gift shop chairperson, and Ms. Arnold as president and co-chairperson of the Auxiliary. “They have both offered many years of dedicated service to the Auxiliary and we will forever be grateful to them,” said Agnes Barnes, Auxiliary president. Arnold and Newman have been members of the Auxiliary

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  • Foundation focuses fundraising efforts on Home Health, Hospice

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The Lincoln County Health System Foundation will concentrate all fundraising efforts this year on Lincoln Medical Home Health & Hospice. “Each year the foundation chooses an item to focus all their fundraising goals around,” explains Debbie Pruitt, Foundation President. “Last year all money raised by the Foundation went to the purchase of the new canopy and drive at the Patrick Rehab and Wellness Center. “In the past, we have been

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  • Virtual Reality Simulator hones eye surgery skills

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Laura Wayman, M.D., looks on as Ophthalmology resident Chris Estopinal, M.D., uses the Eyesi Surgical virtual reality simulator. (photo by Anne Rayner)

    Virtual reality environments are a common feature used in the aviation industry to train pilots, and now they’re also proving to be a very effective tool in educating the next generation of ophthalmological surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.   Vanderbilt is one of a handful of programs in the country using the traditional hands-on teaching mechanism of the wet lab in addition to the newest surgical teaching devices, such

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  • Parkinson’s Disease treatment trial receives FDA approval

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    A long-term Vanderbilt University Medical Center study of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in early stage Parkinson’s disease has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue in a pivotal, phase III, large-scale safety and efficacy trial. Approximately 350 patients will be recruited at 15 academic medical centers in the U.S. and Europe for this Vanderbilt-led study.   “This research has been decades in the making, and we

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  • Help offered with

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    If you tried to complete the enrollment process on by the March 31st deadline but were unable to complete it, you are able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on the website. Pathways to Health, a non-profit organization, is available to anyone who is seeking enrollment assistance. The organization will have representatives available to assist consumers on Friday, April 11, at the Community Clinic of

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  • Hospital using HALO SleepSack for new babies

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Modeling the new HALO SleepSack in use at Lin-coln Medical Center is newborn Aymiree DeLani Cooper, infant of Andral and Summer Cooper of Fayetteville. The baby was born Tuesday, Feb. 4, at LMC, weighing in at six pounds, 10 ounces, and 19 inches in length. The baby has one sibling, Treasure Cooper.

    In continuing the practice of safe sleep, Lincoln Medical Center introduces the HALO SleepSack. The HALO SleepSack wearable blanket replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to sleeping more safely, HALO SleepSack products help babies sleep better too. It’s a warm, cuddly blanket they can’t kick off, ensuring your little one sleeps soundly throughout the night. Since 2005, the

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