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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention: study

Jul. 21, 2014—Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities.

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Happy anniversary

Jul. 10, 2014—Current and former LifeFlight employees gathered recently at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center to commemorate 30 years of service to the community.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 30, 2014—Nothing says Fourth of July like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 30, 2014—Nothing says “Fourth of July” like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with hearing loss due to fireworks usage. Nationwide last year, eight people died and an estimated...

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VUMC’s Seger lauded by European clinical toxicology association

Jun. 26, 2014—Donna Seger, M.D., professor of Clinical Medicine and medical director for the Tennessee Poison Center, has received a fellowship in the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT).

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Vanderbilt offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival

Jun. 5, 2014—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Music Festival this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury. Nearly 1,000 patients were treated at the 2013 festival for a variety of issues including heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and even blisters from improper...

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Vanderbilt expert offers advice to get back in shape

May. 6, 2014—With spring in bloom, many people who shied away from physical exertion during the winter may be inspired to get in shape this season. A few might jump in too quickly.

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Tennessee, Vanderbilt launch novel autism intervention program

Apr. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) and the Tennessee Department of Education are partnering to bring a novel intervention program to families of young children with autism in Middle Tennessee. Called the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), this new intervention method is aimed at early treatment of toddlers with autism...

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Conference for siblings of adults with disabilities April 4-5

Mar. 14, 2014—The Sixth Annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference will take place April 4-5 at Holiday Inn Vanderbilt.

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Grant puts faith to work for people with disabilities

Mar. 13, 2014—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will serve as the lead site for a $500,000 grant focused on building capacity of faith communities, such as churches, mosques, synagogues and other religious organizations, to support employment for members with disabilities.

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Southwest Airlines provides Vanderbilt patients with free flights

Mar. 10, 2014—by Jerry Jones Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of 73 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations selected for the Southwest Airlines 2014 Medical Transportation Grant Program. It is the fourth year Vanderbilt has received a Southwest transportation grant. The grant is administered by Vanderbilt LifeFlight and will help approximately 60 Vanderbilt patients reduce the burden...

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SENSE Theatre presents ‘Mergatroid and the Candy Store’ March 7-8

Feb. 21, 2014—SENSE Theatre, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and University School of Nashville will present Mergatroid and the Candy Store March 7-8 at 7 p.m. at the Belmont University Black Box Theatre on Compton Ave.

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