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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2016—As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured each year using consumer fireworks. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with...

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Mississippi family finds joy in giving back to VUMC

Jun. 23, 2016—When the Pharr family wears Vanderbilt regalia around their Mississippi town, people often say, “I thought you were Ole Miss people.”

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Preventable injuries fill hospitals each Memorial Day; Vanderbilt doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend

May. 26, 2016—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year.  Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer.  “Many of these accidents...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concerning: Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep riders safe

May. 24, 2016—Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related incidents also increases. Although not even summer yet, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has already seen close to 10 ATV trauma-related admissions since April of this year. “Two common things we see with our ATV trauma admissions are that they...

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Devastating, preventable injuries caused by lawn mowers annually; Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers these safety tips

May. 4, 2016—Every year, injuries from lawn mowers are among the most tragic seen at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. These injuries are devastating to patients and their families and are easily preventable. Children’s Hospital doctors treat numerous children each year who have been seriously injured by a lawn mower-related accident, according to Steven Lovejoy,...

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Kennedy Center joins nation’s largest autism study

Apr. 21, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States.

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Team effort helps renovate playroom at Children’s Hospital

Mar. 24, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt cut the ribbon Tuesday on a newly renovated teen game room.

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Slovis, Wrenn lauded by American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Mar. 10, 2016—The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) recently recognized Corey Slovis, M.D., and Keith Wrenn, M.D., for their service and excellence in the field of Emergency Medicine.

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Kennedy Center to host Faith and Disabilities Community Conversations

Feb. 11, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Disabilities and Religion program is hosting community conversations in Davidson and Williamson counties to brainstorm with key stakeholders about increasing opportunities for meaningful participation for people with disabilities and their families in communities of faith.

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Medical staff, theater join forces to help cancer patient see ‘Star Wars’

Jan. 21, 2016—A Vanderbilt patient who has battled leukemia for nearly five years was granted a private screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” thanks to her medical providers and a local movie theater.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt launches new Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Murfreesboro

Jan. 13, 2016—  Convenient pediatric specialty care from board-certified pediatric specialists is now closer to home for children and families living in Murfreesboro and the surrounding community. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opened a new subspecialty clinic today to provide pediatric specialty care in the areas of cardiology, neurology, general surgery, gastroenterology and urology, with...

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Study shows veteran, civilian patients at risk of ICU-related PTSD

Jan. 12, 2016—In a first-of-its-kind study of veterans and civilians, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that one in 10 patients is at risk of having a new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their time in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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