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The art of VMC’s teaching program…

Medical school is NOT what it used to be. Seriously – art museums? Yes, art museums! But first, a little background… Valley Medical Center has been the teaching hospital for Stanford’s School of Medicine for more than 75 years. That’s a lot of doctors whose careers were launched here. How many? One in four who […]

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Too good not to share…

The VMC Foundation is proud to support all sorts of efforts to improve the health of Silicon Valley – the “Re-Think Your Drink” campaign, the forthcoming Farmer’s Market on our campus, the Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center… …and yet, we’re up against an enemy so powerful it often seems we cannot win. The video created by […]

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For VMC, for our County: YES on Measure A.

It’s Friday, lunch-hour, and time for a little politics: No, not the Obama/Romney kind, but the local kind that will have a more immediate and direct impact on all of us who live in Santa Clara County. The sad fact is this: Our county has faced ten years IN A ROW of budget cuts, and […]

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Flu shot poetry contest…let’s do this, people!

I got my shot this morning, and it hurt substantially less than the photo would indicate. In fact, I complained so much I didn’t notice anything until they told me to vacate the chair. I then thought about poetry, which I’m told is NOT a side-effect of the vaccine. Not getting the flu is, though, […]

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Our Kids are Drowning in Sugar…

Please help me spread the word about this…there’s NO WAY Valley Medical Center’s pediatricians should be seeing 4th graders with “adult onset” diabetes – but they are, every day. And please, don’t talk to me about the “nanny state” telling you what do drink. Do you think it’s awesome that billions of dollars in advertising […]

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