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Reuters: U.S. cancer survival rates improving
According to a recent study, the proportion of people surviving years after a cancer diagnosis is improving. The better odds of survival did not apply equally to all age groups, however, and tended to favor younger patients. The study’s senior author, Wei Zheng, professor of medicine and director of the Vanderbilt University Epidemiology Center, is quoted. The story was also published by Huffington Post.

Fitness: Nine healthy peanut butter recipes you’re about to fall in love with
Peanut butter has a ton of health benefits when consumed in moderation, thanks to the fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats in peanuts. According to a Vanderbilt University study, peanuts may also increase your life span and reduce your risk of heart disease. The article provides nine healthy peanut butter recipes.

Country Weekly: Lady Antebellum performs “Downtown” with Children’s Miracle Network patient
In preparation for their upcoming tour, country music group Lady Antebellum has announced portion of the proceeds from every show will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network. The group’s partnership with CMN provides support for a variety of charities, including the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

The Society Pages: Education and Society: Who’s teaching your state’s best teachers?
Teacher shortages over the past two decades have led states across the U.S. and non-profits like Teach for America to introduce new avenues for teachers to enter the classroom. But because of these different paths, teachers are beginning their careers with varying levels of preparation regarding what to teach and how to teach it. A study by lead researcher Gary Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, is featured.

The Tennessean: Tennessee at forefront as gay marriage case goes to Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a landmark case that could legalize gay marriage nationwide. Legal analysts say the case could do for gay couples what historic cases such as Brown v. Board of Education did for black Americans ending segregation and what Roe v. Wade did for women’s rights allowing abortions. Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.

The Tennessean: Brentwood High campaigns against distracted driving
Brentwood High and 11 other schools in Middle Tennessee partnered with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in a year-long campaign to combat distracted driving. The campaign culminated in a final event that featured
a simulation of emergency response to a car crash.

The Tennessean: Southern Women’s Show offers chances to splurge for little
In a list of activities scheduled during the annual Southern Women’s Show, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is noted as hosting a free giveaway of a car seat every day at the event.

The Nashville Ledger: Autism Awareness Day at Nashville Zoo
A list of weekend activities includes the Nashville Zoo’s Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 26, which is an event held in partnership with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD).





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