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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event takes place Oct. 11

Oct. 6, 2016—Flulapalooza 6 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, and will offer staff, students and volunteers free flu shots. The event will take place in a large tent erected between Light Hall and Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event quickly approaching

Sep. 29, 2016—Flulapalooza is only a couple of weeks away and the deadline to submit an exemption request from receiving the influenza vaccine is quickly approaching.

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Academy lauds Seger’s achievements in toxicology

Sep. 15, 2016—Donna Seger, M.D., professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine and medical and executive director of the Tennessee Poison Center, has received the Career Achievement Award from the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) for her contributions to the organization and achievements in the field of toxicology.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Oct. 11

Sep. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will once again be offering faculty, staff, students and volunteers free flu shots at the upcoming Flulapalooza mass vaccination event.

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Team to study RSV’s role in asthma formation

Jul. 21, 2016—Investigators in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine recently received a $4.5 million Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Center (AADCRC) grant from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt warns about hazards of fuels at backyard barbecues

Jun. 1, 2016—As summer heats up along with grills at backyard barbecues, health officials are stressing safety when using common fuels and accelerants.

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VUMC to be site for national malnutrition study

May. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the test site for a nationwide initiative to address the longstanding problem of malnutrition in hospital patients.

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Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt sees rise in children ingesting essential oils

May. 10, 2016—The Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported the number of essential oil exposures doubled between 2011 and 2015 and 80 percent of cases involved children.

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Warm weather heralds beginning of “trauma season”; Vanderbilt physicians urge pedestrians and drivers to use extra caution

Apr. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center trauma physicians are warning pedestrians and drivers to be attentive, alert and cautious as the weather warms up and the likelihood of auto-pedestrian accidents increases. In 2015, 18 pedestrians died after being struck by vehicles in Davidson County. In 2016, there have been two pedestrian deaths so far, according to Nashville...

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Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program sees uptick in alpha-gal syndrome

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus, and Allergy Program has seen an increase in the number of patients being treated for alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.

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Powers receives award from Nutrition and Dietetics association

Mar. 31, 2016—James Powers, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and chief of Geriatric Medicine at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, was recently named to receive the Iris Award from the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Tennessee Poison Center warns about dangers of ‘dewshine’

Jan. 29, 2016—A lethal concoction of racing fuel and Mountain Dew claimed the lives of two Tennessee teens and has sparked the Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) to warn about the lethality of what has been called “Dewshine.” The Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was involved in the care of four Robertson County teenagers...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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