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Children’s Hospital offers free car seat checks

Sep. 19, 2012—This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering free car seat checks to the community on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Child passenger safety technicians will be on-hand to offer safety instructions and help drivers install and use car seats properly. Motor vehicle...

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network serving more of Middle Tennessee

Sep. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its affiliate medical centers — Maury Regional Medical Center, NorthCrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center – have created a new health plan of clinicians and hospitals which will allow employees at all four medical centers the opportunity to receive health care at any of the four institutions. This health...

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Photo: Vanderbilt flight paramedic among first responders honored by state officials

Sep. 14, 2012—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Chief of Staff Mark Cate and Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons were among several state officials to honor 24 individuals from across the state for their service as emergency first responders. Among those honored was Vanderbilt flight paramedic Jason Deal. The First Responder Awards Ceremony, held at the Tennessee...

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Increase seen in sports-related injuries, Vanderbilt offers free sports safety clinic, safety tips for parents and coaches

Sep. 14, 2012—With the start of football season and other fall sports, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is seeing a significant increase in cases of concussions, heat exhaustion and overuse injuries in its Emergency Department. Nationally, an estimated 3.5 million young athletes receive medical treatment for sports-related injuries each year. Children’s Hospital urges parents...

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Team effort key after employee’s cardiac arrest

Sep. 13, 2012—Mouzon Siddiqi, who has accrued 11 months of sick leave during her 37 years as a Vanderbilt employee, has to use some of those days after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sept. 6, outside the University Club.

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Study tracks potential coverage gaps under Affordable Care Act

Sep. 13, 2012—An analysis of Massachusetts’ health care reform program by a Vanderbilt researcher indicates insurance gaps may remain as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands insurance coverage beginning in 2014.

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Brothers’ efforts in Lwala honored by the Peace Corps

Sep. 13, 2012—The Peace Corps has selected Milton and Fred Ochieng’ as this year’s recipients of their annual Director’s Award.

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Collins to manage Interpreter Services for hospitals, clinics

Sep. 13, 2012—Hope Collins has been named to the new position as manager of Interpreter Services.

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It helps to have Friends in fight against prematurity

Sep. 13, 2012—The Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will commit $1 million to combat prematurity during the group’s 40th anniversary celebration Thursday evening. Since 1972, the volunteer organization has supported Children’s Hospital through fundraising, community awareness and service to patients and families. In a jovial atmosphere inside Children’s Hospital’s Theater, Friends members were...

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Photo: College Cup

Sep. 13, 2012—Each year, students at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine join one of four Advisory Colleges for general support throughout medical school. Here, members of Chapman College cheer after winning first place in relay races during the annual annual College Cup, which also includes events ranging from an Iron Chef cookoff to a dodgeball competition. Robinson...

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Family mass vaccination exercise set for Sept. 29

Sep. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt employees with children between 4 and 14 are being invited to participate in a free four-hour Family Mass Vaccination exercise on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Charo set for season’s first Flexner Discovery Lecture

Sep. 13, 2012—R. Alto Charo, J.D., a nationally known bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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