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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

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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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips for holiday decorating

Dec. 16, 2015—Holiday lights and decorations are a special part of the season but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. During November and December 2014, holiday decorations or decorating safety mishaps accounted for 12 fatalities and an estimated 14,500 injuries nationwide, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The dangers that...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips for preventing holiday toy injuries

Nov. 23, 2015—With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children. In 2015, there were 25 toy recalls, a decline from previous years. But even with the drop in recalls, a 2014 report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)...

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Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics hit new milestone in patient visits

Nov. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics have treated 25,000 patients since the first clinic opened its doors on March 25, 2013. Patients and families are able to receive expert pediatric care in their own communities for illness or injuries that occur during the evening or weekend. Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics are located in Brentwood, Hendersonville, Spring Hill and...

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Reminder: Child pedestrian deaths increase on Halloween night

Oct. 28, 2015—Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

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Allstate Foundation grant bolsters teen-driver safety initiatives at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 21, 2015—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will expand its teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone – Turn off Your Phone” with the help of a $60,000 award from the Allstate Foundation. The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of...

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Siri ‘butt dial’ to 911 brings rescuers to trapped victim

Aug. 14, 2015—A Vanderbilt patient who survived the unthinkable has brought a whole new meaning to the term “butt dialing” and believes that prayer, along with a little help from Siri, saved his life. Sam Ray, 18, was never a fan of Siri, the hands-free virtual assistant on Apple iPhones, until he found himself pinned under his...

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VUMC physicians urge caution this week to avoid heat-related illnesses

Jul. 13, 2015—With temperatures holding steady in the upper 90s and even reaching 100 degrees this week, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging Middle Tennesseans to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2015—Fireworks and the Fourth of July can be a dangerous mix. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts.

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