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Advocate for nurses and Americans 50-plus to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

Dec. 12, 2017—Alicia Georges, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of the 38 million-member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2018 Dean's Diversity Lecture series.

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My Southern Health: Winter coats are dangerous in car seats

Dec. 8, 2017—Bulky coats give the false impression your child is snugly strapped in the car seat.

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School of Nursing presents first Divisional Commodore Award

Dec. 8, 2017—Ryan E. McNew, manager of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Frist Nursing Informatics Center (FNIC) Support, has been named the school’s first Divisional Commodore Award recipient.

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My Southern Health: Four myths and facts about weight-loss surgery

Nov. 10, 2017—Weight-loss surgery is very effective helping some people lose 50 to 75 percent of excess body weight, producing great control of health conditions and improving quality of life. There are several myths associated with surgery; here they are with the facts.

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My Southern Health: Staying healthy during the holidays

Nov. 10, 2017—The holidays are fast approaching, which means lots of folks are planning trips to visit family. How do we stay healthy when we have so many family and friends together with so much potential to spread germs?

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My Southern Health: Learn about the signs of food allergies

Nov. 6, 2017—Food allergies continue to be an important topic as more are diagnosed. They can develop for anyone, at any point, at any age.

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School of Nursing receives HRSA grant for Clinic at Mercury Courts mental health providers

Oct. 26, 2017—The two-year Title VIII grant from the Health and Human Services Administration allows the Clinic at Mercury Courts, a nurse-managed primary care clinic located in one of Nashville’s most economically depressed areas, to add a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, social worker and psychiatrist to its existing primary care team.

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My Southern Health: Tackling sinus issues

Oct. 20, 2017—To just be pockets of air, sinuses certainly can cause serious discomfort. Here, Bobo Tanner, co-founder of the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program, answers questions about what causes sinus issues and how these conditions are treated.

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My Southern Health: How to assess your breast cancer risk

Oct. 20, 2017—Do you know what it means to be at “high” or “elevated” risk for developing breast cancer? Do you know if you are at high risk?

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My Southern Health: Sleep apnea – what you need to know

Oct. 9, 2017—Feeling tired during the day? Excessively tired, even after a night’s sleep? That and loud snoring at night could be signs of a bigger problem, said Beth Malow, director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Center.

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My Southern Health: One woman’s story of reversing prediabetes

Sep. 22, 2017—One of our favorite prediabetes success stories includes lifestyle overhaul and the help of a program focused on manageable change: Health Plus at Vanderbilt.

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