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Author: Craig Boerner

VU’s Pettit named ‘Tennessean of the Year’

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt’s April Pettit, M.D., MPH, instructor in Medicine, is being recognized as the “Tennessean of the Year” by the readers and editorial board of The Tennessean.

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Tip over injuries continue to increase in children

Dec. 20, 2012—Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the U.S. from televisions tipping over, with a child dying every three weeks, according to a report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Safe Children Program manager Sarah Haverstick said that number has increased by 31 percent over...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges parents to talk to teens about safe driving this holiday season

Dec. 20, 2012—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among teenagers every year, and crash deaths are even higher during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. It is very important that teen drivers avoid distraction in any form to keep themselves and others safe. Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Coordinator at...

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How to avoid family stress over the holidays

Dec. 19, 2012—Getting together with extended family during the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be, says Keith G. Meador, professor of psychiatry and preventive medicine and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt. There are ways of managing expectations to make the time together better for everyone. “Holidays bring...

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Emergency medicine efforts in Guyana lauded

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Emergency Medicine recently received a Commendation Award for its decade-long efforts to establish an Emergency Medicine program and department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Guyana.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 3, 2012—Holiday lights and decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries. Holiday home safety mishaps account for more than 12,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States during November...

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Former pro golfer, burn patient makes return visit to Vanderbilt

Oct. 25, 2012—Former pro golfer Cathy Gerring returned to Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently for the first time since she was hospitalized here after being badly burned in a golf tournament more than 20 years ago.

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Vanderbilt researchers find that diabetes drug could be effective in treating addiction

Oct. 23, 2012—A drug already used for the medical management of diabetes also reduces the rewarding effects of cocaine in animals, which could have far-reaching implications for patients worldwide who suffer from addiction.

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VUMC honored for patient safety initiatives

Oct. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a 2012 recipient of the Leadership in Safety Award from CNA, the seventh largest U.S. commercial insurance carrier. The award was presented Tuesday during a ceremony at the Eskind Biomedical Library’s Executive Board Room. CNA’s Leadership in Safety Award recognizes those who take the initiative to create a safer, more...

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Collaborative effort focuses on pediatric traumatic brain injury

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences are offering new interdisciplinary outpatient programs for children ages 3 to 21 who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Study ties early menopause to heart attack, stroke

Sep. 27, 2012—Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Schaffner lauded for epidemiology contributions

Sep. 20, 2012—William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, is the 2012 recipient of the American College of Epidemiology’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award, in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the discipline of epidemiology.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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