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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

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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LifeFlight helps establish first EMS system in Guyana

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is helping the country of Guyana implement its first emergency medical services (EMS) system.

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Employment may improve autism symptoms: study

Jan. 16, 2014—More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a new study released in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Employment may lead to improvement in autism symptoms

Jan. 9, 2014—More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Emergency Medicine effort in Guyana reaches milestone

Jan. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Emergency Medicine residency program in Guyana graduated its first resident Nov. 22, 2013, marking a significant milestone in a decade-long effort to establish the country’s first Emergency Medicine program and department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

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Children with autism benefit from peer solicitation

Dec. 12, 2013—Peer solicitation – a child inviting another to play – can improve reciprocal social interaction among children with autism, according to a Vanderbilt University study released today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Researchers studied playground interactions between children with autism and typically developing peers and found the two groups play similarly when...

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