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Safe Stars youth sports kickoff set for May 2

Apr. 26, 2018—Representatives from Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take part in the kickoff event for Safe Stars, a new rating system that allows parents to check if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols.

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Sounds, Vanderbilt Health extend founding partnership at First Tennessee Park

Mar. 23, 2018—The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with Vanderbilt Health. The Sounds welcomed Vanderbilt as a founding partner as part of the inaugural 2015 season at First Tennessee Park and the health system continues to be a mainstay for the organization.

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Caring for the Preds

Jul. 13, 2017—Representatives from the Nashville Predators joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) leaders for a special reception to recognize the team’s historic season and the medical care provided by VUMC.

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Team physician

Sep. 15, 2016—Andrew Gregory, M.D., poses with bronze medals won by the United States men's and women's volleyball teams at the recent 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Gregory, an orthopaedic surgeon with Vanderbilt Sports Medicine, served as the team physician for both the men's and women's teams.

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Updated CoachSmart app available now

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt’s CoachSmart app has been updated, and the new version is available for download in the iTunes store. The smartphone app for coaches puts an athletic trainer, personal assistant and meteorologist all in the palm of their hand. The iPhone app is the ultimate resource for coaches, offering real-time information on heat index and lightning...

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Sports medicine provided free to 28 Nashville schools

Jul. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt is the official sports medicine provider to all 15 Metro Nashville high schools.

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Diamond elected to executive AAP committee

May. 1, 2014—Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH, has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. The 11-member Executive Committee is a panel of sports medicine experts tasked with developing educational programs, policy statements and reports related to youth sports and fitness. The Council...

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Overuse injuries among young athletes examined

Jan. 30, 2014—With concerns mounting as children train harder, compete more frequently and specialize in a single sport earlier, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has released a position statement that provides guidance to health providers who care for young athletes.

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Lecture to link athletics, performing arts communities

Jan. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt Sports Medicine is supporting an innovative collaboration linking the sports medicine and performing arts communities called “Athletes and the Arts.”

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Vanderbilt Partners with TSSAA to provide sports medicine coverage at all championship games

Aug. 29, 2013—The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has partnered with Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to provide sports medicine coverage at all championship games. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt be the official sports medicine provider and will supply certified athletic trainers and on-site medical support at all state high school championship sporting...

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Concussion testing for young athletes

Jul. 30, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall.

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Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center offering pre-concussion baseline tests to community athletes

Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall. Testing includes the computerized ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test, a balance assessment and an individual neurologic history. “This gives our physicians a snapshot of your baseline...

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