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VCH researchers find antipsychotic use doubled in Tennessee children with ADHD

Aug. 2, 2004—At a time when parents, schools and physicians still struggle with the perceived overuse of the medication Ritalin to treat children with attention difficulties, a new study suggests the potential for another controversy.

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Adolescent Children Antipsychotic Medications

Jul. 30, 2004—A GROWING NUMBER OF ADOLESCENT CHILDREN EITHER INSURED OR COVERED BY A MANAGED CARE PROGRAM IN TENNESSEE WERE BEING PRESCRIBED NEW ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS A-D-H-D. REPORTER HEATHER HALL EXPLAINS.

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LifeFight honored for 20 years of service by Metro Council

Jul. 22, 2004—Calling it "one of the best [helicopter programs] in the world," Metro Councilman Buck Dozier introduced legislation honoring Vanderbilt LifeFlight for their 20 years of service to Middle Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing joins forces with new nursing school in Nepal

Jul. 20, 2004—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing has signed an agreement to collaborate with a new nursing school in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Vanderbilt research shows high doses of popular pain reliever prescribed despite heart risk

Jul. 9, 2004—The evidence is growing: chronic, high-dose consumption of the arthritis pain reliever Vioxx can raise blood pressure and the risk of serious heart problems.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center Emergency Department’s Beat the Heat Tips

Jun. 11, 2004—Corey Slovis, M.D., chairman of the department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, gives tips on how to avoid heat related illnesses.

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Web site building program cuts stress, keeps families of sick children in touch

Jun. 10, 2004—Communicating with family and friends all over the country has just gone high tech at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

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Maury County to be home of fourth Vanderbilt LifeFlight emergency helicopter

Jun. 9, 2004—Residents in Maury County, including the cities of Columbia, Mount Pleasant and surrounding counties, will soon have faster access to the region's only Level-1 trauma center thanks to the decision by Vanderbilt University Medical Center to station an air ambulance helicopter at the Maury County Airport.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director appointed to Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities

May. 11, 2004—Gov. Phil Bredesen has appointed Pat Levitt, director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development and professor of pharmacology, to the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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CoolCap studied at VCH may prevent brain damage after difficult birth

May. 11, 2004—A cap designed to cool the brains of babies born with oxygen deprivation during birth may prevent brain damage. Vanderbilt Children's Hospital researchers participated in the study of the device, "CoolCap," to cool the brains of full-term babies who were oxygen-deprived and had signs of brain damage within hours of birth.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Family Outreach Center celebrates opening

Apr. 19, 2004—For children and adults with disabilities and their families, finding information and health, developmental, education and other support services can be difficult and time-consuming. The new Vanderbilt Kennedy Family Outreach Center, which celebrates its opening April 21, helps families navigate the maze of services to find the best treatment, support and research available.

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Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program to Lead Local Efforts

Apr. 13, 2004—May 18 has been designated HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, a day to educate Americans about the need for a vaccine to prevent HIV.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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