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Use these tips to promote positive medical experiences among children

Mar. 22, 2016—March is Child Life Month. In celebration, has featured a series of stories by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt specialists, who share their expertise with parents in putting children at ease.

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Meeting highlights growth of VUMC’s social media efforts

Mar. 3, 2016—Leaders of social media programs at 15 major hospitals and health systems gathered in Nashville last week as Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) hosted the “founders meeting” of a new national organization.

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Get heart-healthy recipes from

Feb. 11, 2016—Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and Tennessee is no exception. Learn eight steps you can take to pump up your heart health.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with suggestions from

Feb. 10, 2016—Valentine’s Day is coming this weekend. If you’re still making plans for Sunday, see recommendations from for fun ideas on active dates out and for heart-healthy food ideas to make at home.

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Get free healthy recipes for the whole family

Feb. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new consumer health and wellness website,, is offering free healthy recipes for you and your family.

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Follow these tips for maintaining weight loss

Jan. 19, 2016—Many people manage to lose weight, but few of them keep it off. Learn how the successful few avoid regaining weight in this article from

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Beware: Winter coats and child car seats don’t mix

Jan. 12, 2016—Bulky coats can give the false impression that your child is snugly strapped into his or her car seat, warns Purnima Unni, manager of the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in this article.

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Want to quit smoking in the new year? This information can help

Jan. 6, 2016—If quitting smoking is your New Year’s resolution, here’s help. Hilary Tindle, founding director of the Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addictions and Lifestyle, talks to for a series on smoking cessation.

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ER or walk-in clinic? How to make the call

Nov. 11, 2015—Making the choice between going to the ER or to a walk-in clinic can be difficult. The four Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center walk-in clinics can handle a variety of conditions resulting in shorter wait times and less expensive care. Learn more in this article from My Southern Health, a Vanderbilt website.

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