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Children’s Hospital encourages safe sleep habits while traveling over the holidays

Dec. 15, 2011—For many, packing up the family and traveling to see loved ones is as much a part of the holidays as mistletoe or candy canes. While children are staying in new or different environments, safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt say it’s important for caregivers to follow a few simple safety...

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Vanderbilt University Hospital named to 2011 Leapfrog Top Hospitals list

Dec. 6, 2011—Vanderbilt University Hospital has been named among the nation’s 65 Leapfrog Top Hospitals for 2011. VUH is the only Tennessee hospital to make the list.

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Children’s Hospital offers toy safety tips for the holiday shopping season

Nov. 29, 2011—As parents and others navigate the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to avoid this year’s most dangerous toys.

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Health care crisis subject of School of Medicine Dean’s Lecture

Nov. 14, 2011—Larry Van Horn, executive director of health affairs at Owen Graduate School of Management, will discuss “Our Health Care Crisis: A Mathematical Examination” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 214 Light Hall. It is the latest installment in the School of Medicine’s Dean’s Lecture Series. Contact: Sarah Creekmore Woodall, (615) 322-5007

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Vanderbilt experts offer tips for a safe Halloween

Oct. 28, 2011—Following simple safety procedures will also help reduce the risk of falls, which are the primary cause of most Halloween-related injuries seen each year in Children’s Hospital’s emergency room.

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Vanderbilt rolls out Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System

Oct. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first health care institution in the state, and the third in the nation, to implement a Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System, designed to deliver coordinated, expedited care for heart patients.

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Vanderbilt launches sports concussion center

Sep. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has created a special program to integrate and standardize the care of athletes and others who suffer concussion.

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Hill to assume new diversity role

Aug. 30, 2011—George C. Hill, the Levi Watkins Jr. Professor and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, will step down as associate dean for diversity in medical education, effective Sept. 1.

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Search is on to corral outdated VUMC logos

Aug. 26, 2011—A year after unveiling new visual identity standards for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, good progress has been made in replacing old logos.

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Take precautions against back-to-school pedestrian injuries

Aug. 8, 2011—It’s back-to-school time, and safety experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are offering safety tips for children and their parents to help prevent pedestrian injuries, which often increase as the school year begins.

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Vanderbilt study links military service in Middle East with serious lung disorder

Jul. 20, 2011—A Vanderbilt study of U.S. soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shows a serious lung condition linked to prolonged exposures to sulfur fires and burn pits.

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VUMC No. 14 in U.S. News and World Report ‘Honor Roll’

Jul. 19, 2011—Once again, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has achieved distinction as one of the nation’s leading health care providers from U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s annual rankings for “America’s Best Hospitals.”

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