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‘Caring for the Caregiver’ Nov. 16

Nov. 3, 2016—On Nov. 16, Tabitha Satterfield with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability will offer tools to help caregivers learn to care for themselves so they can effectively care for their loved ones.

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Engineering students design low-cost health care devices

May. 6, 2016—How about shrink wrapping your hand to have an MRI? Or having a light in a cast to help heal diabetic foot ulcers? These are just some of the devices developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for Design Day 2016.

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Elderly face no added risk from cosmetic surgery: study

Oct. 30, 2014—Senior citizens are at no higher risk for complications from cosmetic surgery than younger patients, according to a recent study by plastic surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Pneumonia vaccine for children to be tested in older adults

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt is taking part in a national study to test in older adults the use of a vaccine designed to protect children against a common cause of pneumonia.

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Boomers, Elders and more series: What is a Senior Care Consultant?

Jul. 13, 2012—Faculty and staff are invited to hear Robin Williams, a senior care consultant with Silverlink, give  a talk on how a senior care consultant can help with selecting a nursing home, assisted living facility, Alzheimer’s care or a retirement community for an elderly loved one. The event will take place on July 18, noon to...

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Parents in a Pinch available for summertime child and elder care needs

Feb. 15, 2012—This summer, don’t forget to take advantage of Vanderbilt’s Parents in a Pinch program, which provides options when care is needed unexpectedly for children or elderly family members. Parents in a Pinch is a good solution for spring break, gaps between the end of the school year and the beginning of summer camp, or when...

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VUCast Newscast: Inside a Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery

Jan. 27, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: ·         Inside A Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery ·         How nicotine could impact memory ·         Why a research lab wants Vandy undergrads

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