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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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My Southern Health: Know the symptoms of polycystic kidney disease

May. 13, 2018—A sharp spike in blood pressure was James George’s first symptom before a diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease, but it wasn’t his first warning.

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My Southern Health: The emotional side of being screened for lung cancer

May. 1, 2018—Sometimes a screening is more complicated than just a scan. Experts hear a wide range of patients’ worries.

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My Southern Health: What a woman heart attack survivor wants to teach other women

May. 1, 2018—The first time Jessica Biggs remembers someone talking to her about the symptoms of heart attacks in women, she was 32—and having one herself. Four heart attacks and six stents later, the eighth-grade English teacher talks to her students and any woman who will listen about the reality of heart attacks for women and how to spot the warning signs.

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My Southern Health: A Q&A with a Nashville Predators team physician

Apr. 20, 2018—Dr. Jed Kuhn, Kenneth Schermerhorn Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, talks about his work as a team physician with the Nashville Predators.

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My Southern Health: Why wearing a motorcycle helmet is so important

Apr. 12, 2018—Dr. Oscar D Guillamondegui shares why you owe it to your family to know the facts about motorcycle helmet safety.

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My Southern Health: Facts you need to know about anxiety in children

Mar. 16, 2018—There are different types of anxiety, but they all limit a child’s ability to function.

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My Southern Health: Male bonding is good for your health

Feb. 9, 2018—Dr. Nathaniel Clark, associate professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains his study indicating that male bonding may reduce your stress or help you adapt to stressful situations.

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My Southern Health: We’ve been thinking about bone health backward

Feb. 2, 2018—We often think about bone health from a nutritional standpoint. We analyze what we can put into our bodies to feed our bones—through diet or supplements—to make them stronger. That’s the wrong way to think about it, says Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Jonathan Schoenecker.

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My Southern Health: Why young men should pay attention to high blood pressure

Jan. 26, 2018—Regular blood-pressure checks could improve health and reduce cardiovascular risks, says Vanderbilt's Heart and Vascular Institute.

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My Southern Health: Six useful cough remedies for kids

Jan. 22, 2018—So many things can cause a child’s cough. Here’s how to help soothe it.

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My Southern Health: The Tide Pod challenge – what parents need to know

Jan. 22, 2018—The latest dangerous teen challenge involves eating Tide Pods, which can be harmful and potentially fatal.

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