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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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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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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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Save the date for 2018 MLK lecture for medicine, nursing

Dec. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, in conjunction with the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series, will present Debra J. Barksdale of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Nursing on Jan. 15.

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Medical Center Drive closed Dec. 9-10

Dec. 7, 2017—Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, until 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, portions of Medical Center Drive will be closed for construction crane disassembly. Staff will be present to redirect traffic.

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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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Lung cancer survivors and caregivers invited to VUMC event Nov. 16

Nov. 3, 2017—Lung cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to attend a free educational evening at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the University Club, 2402 Garland Ave.

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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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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

Momentum

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.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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