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My Southern Health: Smart strategies for avoiding child heatstroke in the car

Aug. 10, 2018—During this time of year, it is important to remember that heatstroke can and does happen to children left in hot cars. The safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt want you to know that every minute counts.

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My Southern Health: After lung cancer, aspiring minister aims for a ‘significant life’

Aug. 6, 2018—On a humid summer day in 2006, Taylor Stokes became ill on a plane from dehydration and inhaling fumes on the jetway. Stokes, however, describes that unpleasant experience as “providential.” It led to a lung cancer diagnosis.

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My Southern Health: What does it mean to have dense breasts?

Aug. 6, 2018—Learning you have dense breasts can prompt many questions, including how this affects your risk of breast cancer.

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My Southern Health: Valsartan recall: What you should know

Jul. 26, 2018—If you are wondering what to do after hearing news about the recall of certain drugs used to treat high blood pressure, the first message from experts at Vanderbilt Health is this: keep taking your medication.

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My Southern Health: Myths about type 2 diabetes

Jul. 20, 2018—A diabetes expert sorts myth from fact when it comes to type 2 diabetes.

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My Southern Health: Low-back pain? You’re not alone … at all

Jul. 20, 2018—Get the scoop on sciatica, one of the most common lower-back pains.

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My Southern Health: The symptoms of cholangiocarcinoma

Jul. 13, 2018—The signs of this rare bile-duct cancer typically go unnoticed at first. Here’s what to know.

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My Southern Health: Opioid addiction and pregnancy

Jul. 13, 2018—Get a primer on these addictive drugs and how they affect pregnant women.

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My Southern Health: What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening

Jun. 28, 2018—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). These are the blood tests to detect the possibility of prostate cancer. That group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors and make well-informed individual decisions about the potential harms and benefits of PSA screening, and treatment if cancer is found.

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My Southern Health: 5 ways to help children use social media responsibly

Jun. 25, 2018—Nearly all U.S. children age 13 to 17 — 95 percent — have smartphones, according to a Pew Research Center survey released in May 2018. Smartphones give them easy access to the Internet, and social media platforms along with it.

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My Southern Health: 6 tips for itchy, watery eyes this summer

Jun. 8, 2018—The season can be a bane to your peepers if you suffer from eye allergies. If you have itchy eyes during this time of the year, take note of these tips from Christine Rust, M.D., an ophthalmologist at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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My Southern Health: 8 tips for traveling when your child has diabetes

May. 13, 2018—Summer outings and getaways should be fun and relaxing for everyone. And they can be — even if you’ve got meds and supplies to pack for your child with diabetes.

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