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Follow these tips to avoid heat-related illnesses

Jul. 15, 2015—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging Middle Tennesseans to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses this week. Children and dogs are especially vulnerable.

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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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Child heat stroke is a danger as outside temps rise

Jun. 26, 2015—The temperature inside of a car can rise 20 degrees in as little as 10 minutes and keep getting hotter with each passing minute

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Attending CMA Fest? Get these safety tips

Jun. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging festival-goers to take necessary precautions against heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and even blisters from improper foot care to make the event more enjoyable.

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Vanderbilt offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival

Jun. 10, 2015—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 500 patients were treated at the 2014 festival for a variety of issues including heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and even blisters from improper...

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Children face heat stroke danger as outside temperatures rise

Jun. 17, 2014—With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, safety experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stress the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles.

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Keeping Athletes Safe

Dec. 5, 2012—Summer 2012 is in the record books as one of the hottest ever recorded in the U.S. Combine that with possible lightning strikes, and outdoor enthusiasts and athletes practicing in tough weather conditions clearly could use some help. That help is now available for free as a smartphone app from Vanderbilt University. Barb Cramer has...

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Take caution: National Weather Service forecasts near-record heat in coming days

Jun. 27, 2012—The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement regarding the high temperatures expected to impact much of Middle Tennessee in the coming days. The NWS says triple-digit temperatures will begin Thursday and continue through the weekend, with no significant chances of rain in sight. A large dome of high pressure is forecast to...

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‘Look Before You Lock’ to prevent child heat stroke and death

Jun. 27, 2012—It took less than 10 minutes for temperatures to rise from 79 to a blazing 113 degrees inside a parked SUV on the plaza at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The SUV was used to illustrate the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles — part of a special safety demonstration led by officials at Monroe...

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Heat index, lightning alerts and more from Vanderbilt’s ‘CoachSmart’ app

Jun. 14, 2012—A new Vanderbilt Sports Medicine smartphone application for coaches puts an athletic trainer, a personal assistant and a meteorologist all in the palm of their hand.  

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Memorial Day weekend one of LifeFlight’s busiest ever

May. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center saw perhaps its busiest weekend ever this Memorial Day holiday, with more than triple the volume of patients treated during a typical weekend. LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air trauma unit, responded to more than 70 of the area’s most critical patients, filling Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department and Trauma Unit with tragic and often preventable...

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Heat advisory means time to conserve energy

Jul. 12, 2011—There are many things you can do to save energy during the summer heat.

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