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My Southern Health: The Tide Pod challenge – what parents need to know

Jan. 22, 2018—The latest dangerous teen challenge involves eating Tide Pods, which can be harmful and potentially fatal.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center announces Discovery and Strategic Priorities grants

Jan. 10, 2018—Three Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants and two Director’s Strategic Priorities Grants have been awarded for 2018-19, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has announced.

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My Southern Health: Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home

Jan. 5, 2018—Survey results suggest 75 percent of parents leave the house with the flu—and they’re spreading it to others.

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What you need to know about this year’s flu

Jan. 5, 2018—Discover what strains are prominent, how effective this year’s vaccine is, and how hard the virus has hit Tennessee so far.

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My Southern Health: 7 strategies for keeping New Year’s resolutions all year long

Jan. 2, 2018—New year, new you … right? If you’re like about 40 percent of Americans, you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions in your time. But chances are those New Year’s resolutions won’t be as successful as you’d like.

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My Southern Health: 11 winter wellness tips you should follow this season

Jan. 2, 2018—As we head into the winter months, what we don’t want are the less pleasant things that can come with winter: colds and flu, accidents from slippery sidewalks and roads, and a dreary mental funk.

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My Southern Health: Women and heart disease

Jan. 2, 2018—Many of us are aware that heart disease is a major problem in America, but how do we begin to address it? Esther S.H. Kim, a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses women, heart disease and how it can be prevented.

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Statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Dec. 20, 2017—“The tax bill passed by Congress today rightly excludes draconian proposals that would have made college more expensive for students and families. In particular, we appreciate that Sen. Lamar Alexander recognized the negative impact specific provisions would have on the mission of higher education and worked to mitigate that impact…  

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Achieve your New Year’s resolutions with a wellness coach

Dec. 20, 2017—Interested in setting a wellness goal? Health Plus provides personal wellness coaching as a benefit for Vanderbilt faculty and staff.

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VKC Science Day to focus on science of development and developmental disabilities

Dec. 19, 2017—Technology as a tool in research and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be the keynote topic at the 10th annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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My Southern Health: The importance of organ donation—a young mother’s story

Dec. 18, 2017—Ashleigh-Anne Hughes’ inspiring organ donation story, and how her transplant led her to a life of advocacy work.

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Nurse saves baby born in back seat of car in Medical Center East parking lot

Dec. 13, 2017—School of Nursing student Steven Welton will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of the family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never before delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery.

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