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Nutrition Services lands high scores in recent food safety audits

Feb. 5, 2015—For the second year in a row, Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt achieved food safety scores above 99 percent.

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Vanderbilt experts offer advice for trick-or-treating with food allergies

Oct. 30, 2014—Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true terror into the hearts of their parents—food allergies. According to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and...

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Vanderbilt continues Ebola virus preparations

Oct. 23, 2014—As the Ebola virus strengthens in West Africa and authorities work to prevent the virus from spreading in the United States, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues its preparations to: safely treat patients with Ebola; educate the general public through the Tennessee Poison Center hotline; and ensure that faculty and staff who have recently traveled to...

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Dietetics academy lauds Facemire’s accomplishments

Oct. 2, 2014—Cynthia Facemire, MMCH, R.D., LDN, administrative director of Vanderbilt University Hospital Expansion and Transition, has been named to receive the Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the organization’s upcoming Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Atlanta.

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Penson to chair NIH health services research study section

Aug. 14, 2014—Vanderbilt’s David Penson, M.D., MPH, director of the Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research, has been named to serve as chair of the Health Services Organization and Delivery Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve a two-year term.

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Dietetic Internship Program graduates 85th class

Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Dietetic Internship Program graduated its 85th class of students on June 16.

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Vanderbilt expert offers advice on snake bites

May. 29, 2014—As summer approaches and many Tennesseans come outdoors for hiking and boating and other warm-weather activities, snakes will emerge as well. Vanderbilt University Medical Center medical toxicologist John Benitez, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine, offers tips for avoiding these reptiles and what to do if bitten.

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Vanderbilt allergist offers tips on managing dust and dander allergies during Spring cleaning

May. 27, 2014—Cleaning house can stir up the dust and dander winter left behind—and pose significant issues for allergy sufferers.

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Perfusion students win international skills competition

May. 15, 2014—Three first-year students in the Cardiovascular Perfusion Program, one of the Allied Health programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, demonstrated their depth of knowledge in their field by winning the second annual Perfusion Bowl, held at the 52nd International Conference of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology in San Diego.

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Grant aids search for Restless Legs Syndrome treatment

Apr. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been selected as one of three sites to share a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the potential therapeutic properties of manganese, a chemical element and biologically essential trace mineral, in treating Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

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Jeff Gordon grant to help pediatric cancer patients cope with illness

Mar. 3, 2014—The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has awarded $5,000 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as part of its annual Promise Circle Competitive Grant Program. The grant will help make clinical art therapy available to more pediatric oncology patients, enhancing their treatment experience. Children’s Hospital is one of seven organizations to receive a...

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Young children engage in physical activity in short spurts; preschoolers take 11 hours to attain daily exercise levels

Jan. 8, 2014—Preschool-aged children require the majority of their waking day to achieve their recommended daily physical activity, a Vanderbilt study published in Obesity found.

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