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Author: Tavia Smith

Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2018—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging caution with consumer fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stresses child heatstroke danger this summer

Jun. 13, 2018—With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stress the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles.

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University staff member describes daughter’s recovery after Waffle House shooting

Jun. 6, 2018—Ray Waggoner, a controls specialist in the Division of Administration's utility distribution department, details his daughter Tia's ongoing recovery following the Waffle House shooting April 22. Tia was treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and continued her recovery at the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight offers safety tips for CMA Fest

Jun. 5, 2018—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Fest this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt safety expert offers summer water safety tips

May. 25, 2018—Memorial Day Weekend often means backyard barbecues and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat. Unfortunately, it can also mean an uptick in drowning and near-drowning incidents that often occur during long holiday weekends. 

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Alpha-gal found to be both a medication and red meat allergy

Apr. 12, 2018—Alpha-gal allergy has commonly been referred to as “the red meat” allergy, but doctors at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (ASAP) helped uncover that not only red meat, but some medications, can contain alpha-gal.

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Bank sleep for daylight savings time

Mar. 8, 2018—Banking sleep ahead of this weekend’s change to daylight saving time is a smart way to avoid the frantic feelings and lingering fatigue associated with the lost hour of slumber— if you do it the right way.

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Initiative seeks to address malnutrition among adult patients

Feb. 22, 2018—It is estimated that nearly one out of five pediatric patients and one of three adult patients age 60 and older are malnourished and will experience a decline in their nutritional status during their hospital stay.

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Vanderbilt, Bayer collaborate to develop new therapies against kidney diseases

Sep. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Bayer have agreed on a five-year strategic research alliance to evaluate new drug candidates for the treatment of kidney diseases, with the goal of accelerating the translation of innovative approaches from the laboratory to pre-clinical development.

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Council formed to support early career physicians

Aug. 24, 2017—A physician council has been established to recognize excellence among early career clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and to create dialogue between leadership and faculty regarding obstacles to ongoing success.

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Valet Hughes makes sure every visit starts with a smile

Apr. 20, 2017—When Jerry Hughes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) valet attendant, takes the car keys of Vanderbilt patients, he leaves a piece of his kind spirit with them as they venture into the hospital to face their day.

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Delirium awareness promoted by Vanderbilt physicians

Mar. 15, 2017—Today is the inaugural World Delirium Day, created to raise delirium awareness and inspire positive action among health care providers.

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