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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Partners With Barbershops to Save Lives

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by Carley Gordon

How often do men go to the barbershop? Once a month? Maybe more? Doctors at Vanderbilt say those routine visits could soon save lives.

“I’ve been cutting hair since the age of 13,” said Masters Barber Shop owner Jamal Stewart.

For Stewart, it’s about far more than just trims and fades.

“I’ve got a deep connection to the community. I know a lot of people,” said Stewart. 

So when Vanderbilt approached him about having his patrons become patients, Stewart was all in.

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