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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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My Southern Health: Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home

Jan. 5, 2018—Survey results suggest 75 percent of parents leave the house with the flu—and they’re spreading it to others.

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What you need to know about this year’s flu

Jan. 5, 2018—Discover what strains are prominent, how effective this year’s vaccine is, and how hard the virus has hit Tennessee so far.

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My Southern Health: 7 strategies for keeping New Year’s resolutions all year long

Jan. 2, 2018—New year, new you … right? If you’re like about 40 percent of Americans, you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions in your time. But chances are those New Year’s resolutions won’t be as successful as you’d like.

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My Southern Health: 11 winter wellness tips you should follow this season

Jan. 2, 2018—As we head into the winter months, what we don’t want are the less pleasant things that can come with winter: colds and flu, accidents from slippery sidewalks and roads, and a dreary mental funk.

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My Southern Health: Women and heart disease

Jan. 2, 2018—Many of us are aware that heart disease is a major problem in America, but how do we begin to address it? Esther S.H. Kim, a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses women, heart disease and how it can be prevented.

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My Southern Health: The importance of organ donation—a young mother’s story

Dec. 18, 2017—Ashleigh-Anne Hughes’ inspiring organ donation story, and how her transplant led her to a life of advocacy work.

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My Southern Health: Winter coats are dangerous in car seats

Dec. 8, 2017—Bulky coats give the false impression your child is snugly strapped in the car seat.

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My Southern Health: Four myths and facts about weight-loss surgery

Nov. 10, 2017—Weight-loss surgery is very effective helping some people lose 50 to 75 percent of excess body weight, producing great control of health conditions and improving quality of life. There are several myths associated with surgery; here they are with the facts.

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My Southern Health: Staying healthy during the holidays

Nov. 10, 2017—The holidays are fast approaching, which means lots of folks are planning trips to visit family. How do we stay healthy when we have so many family and friends together with so much potential to spread germs?

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