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VUMC: The year in review

Dec. 20, 2011—The VUMC Reporter compiles the milestones and achievements that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2011.

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Children’s Hospital urges holiday driving caution for teens

Dec. 20, 2011—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among teenagers every year, and crash deaths are even higher during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Young drivers, ages 16 to 20, are more likely to crash due to their inexperience. Since parents are the most important influence on their teens when it...

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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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Walk-in mammograms available at TVC

Dec. 9, 2011—Vanderbilt faculty and staff members who want to receive breast cancer screening mammograms before the end of the year can visit The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) mammography suite without an appointment. The walk-in mammograms are available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., on the first floor of TVC, with check-in at room 1630. Insurance will be...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 9, 2011—Holiday lights and decorations are welcome distractions from the cold weather outside, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. This year, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries.

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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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Medical Center Drive will experience lane closures Dec. 9-12

Dec. 6, 2011—Due to electrical system upgrades taking place at the Vanderbilt Clinic, some motorists may experience delays on Medical Center Drive until the project is complete. From Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 12 at 5 a.m., Medical Center Drive will be reduced to one lane each direction from the south side of...

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It’s official: VUMC holds Guinness world record for most vaccinations

Dec. 1, 2011—  Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been notified by Guinness World Records that it now holds the world record for the most vaccinations given in eight hours. The achievement – 12,850 flu shots given during October’s Flulapalooza – was announced at a VUMC leadership meeting Dec. 1 and included a video message from Bruce Gellin,...

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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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Vanderbilt receives regional Emmy nominations

Nov. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt received five regional Emmy nominations for excellence in television, the industry’s highest honor, when nominations were announced Nov. 18. Vanderbilt Video in the News and Communications office received four nominations for work appearing on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online network newscast. The video team received nominations in the following categories: Sports Segment: Signing Day (Pat Slattery,...

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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 sarah.c.woodall@vanderbilt.edu

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Join the effort to protect Tennessee’s children from abuse and neglect

Nov. 9, 2011—Give to Community Shares and help Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and other community agencies Each year in Tennessee, the number of children reported abused or neglected would more than fill Titans stadium. If that fact isn’t sobering enough, consider this: Most abuse cases in the state involve children age 4 and younger. For more than...

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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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