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10 tips to manage stress during the holidays

Dec. 16, 2018—Family, friends and holiday events can be overwhelming. Learn how to keep things in balance this year.

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Expert Q&A: Staying healthy during the holidays

Dec. 12, 2018—How do we stay healthy during the holidays when we’re traveling and have so many family and friends together with so much potential to spread germs? Dr. Ruth Stewart of the Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee, shares healthy holiday tips.

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My Southern Health: Don’t let holiday decorating wreak havoc on your back

Dec. 5, 2018—Here’s how to maintain good posture and stay safe while lifting, carrying and reaching.

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How to enjoy Thanksgiving while counting calories

Nov. 18, 2018—Think you can’t enjoy Thanksgiving if you’re on a diet or trying to eat healthier? Well, thankfully, you’re wrong.

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What you need to know about the 2018-19 flu season

Sep. 20, 2018—William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains vaccination timing is important, especially for certain individuals.

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My Southern Health: Infant injuries from baby walkers are still on the rise

Sep. 20, 2018—Baby walkers are often sold to parents as devices that will help children walk independently sooner, even though research suggests that it actually delays the start of walking.

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My Southern Health: How to help children understand natural disasters

Sep. 16, 2018—Natural disasters, even when far away, can cause children to become concerned about their own safety. Here’s how to talk them through it.

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My Southern Health: Parents share lessons learned in the NICU

Sep. 16, 2018—After nine and a half months in the hospital with his newborn daughter, a father shares strategies for families coping with long inpatient stays.

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My Southern Health: Exercise and breast cancer

Aug. 31, 2018—Physical activity boosts health, including for people being treated for breast cancer.

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My Southern Health: Bringing children to the emergency room

Aug. 27, 2018—Taking a child to the emergency room can be scary, but being prepared can make the experience less traumatic.

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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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