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Vanderbilt night at Belk Cool Springs is Nov. 13

Nov. 4, 2011—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Belk Cool Springs invite Vanderbilt employees to a special shopping night at Belk at the Cool Springs Galleria from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Attendees will receive a 20 percent discount on purchases within the store, with an additional 15 percent off home...

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Fall 2011 issue of ‘Vanderbilt Nurse’ available now

Nov. 4, 2011—The Fall 2011 edition of Vanderbilt Nurse magazine tackles issues surrounding America’s prescription drug problem – including the safe and proper disposal of prescription drugs, the dangers of improper prescription drug use, and the epidemic of prescription drug abuse by teens. Also read how School of Nursing alumna Christine Shih uses her love of Regency...

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Children’s Hospital health and wellness library now online

Nov. 2, 2011—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has a new online health and wellness library featuring articles written especially for parents, teens and children. Each area has illustrations, interactive tools and videos about physical conditions and emotional issues from before birth through the teen years. Visit the library. Patients and their families may visit...

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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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VUMC to launch live video chat series Nov. 9

Oct. 28, 2011—Patients, caregivers and consumers will have a chance Nov. 9 to ask questions about the latest in genomic medicine and heart care innovations during a live online video chat with Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts. The free event, which will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time, is the first in a series...

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Enjoy discounts at Vanderbilt night at Belk Cool Springs

Oct. 28, 2011—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Belk Cool Springs invite Vanderbilt employees to a special shopping night at Belk at the Cool Springs Galleria from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Attendees will receive a 20 percent discount on purchases within the store, with an additional 15 percent off home...

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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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Pearson to talk fiction writing Oct. 26

Oct. 21, 2011—A. Scott Pearson, associate professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and author of the medical thrillers Rupture and Public Anatomy, will be the guest speaker at October’s Book Talk Lunch. This informal group of staff gathers monthly to discuss books, reading mediums, authors, events, blogs and more. Book Talk Lunch’s aim is to talk about...

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Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

Oct. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning “Promise of Discovery” initiative continues with the creation of additional story lines and the launch of a new series of live online video chats. The campaign represents the promise offered by advancements in biomedical science as well as the promise held by students, faculty and staff as they strive to...

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Purchase of holiday cards benefits Friends of Children’s Hospital

Oct. 20, 2011—Brightly colored snowmen, a mitten full of love and an artistic Santa face are among the designs created by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patients and their siblings as part of this year’s Holiday Project, coordinated by Friends of Children’s Hospital. The cards and gifts featuring the unique creations are perfect for personal...

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Historian will discuss smallpox epidemics Oct. 21

Oct. 17, 2011—Michael Willrich, associate professor of history at Brandeis University, will discuss his book Pox: An American History at noon Friday, Oct. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208. Willrich’s book tells the story of the great wave of smallpox epidemics that struck America and its overseas territories around the turn of the 20th century, spurring the...

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Watch hockey, help fight childhood cancer Oct. 27

Oct. 14, 2011—When the Nashville Predators hit the ice at home Oct. 27, you can score an assist when it comes to fighting childhood cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the Predators game against the Tampa Bay Lightning will benefit the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program. A silent auction and sales of mystery pucks during the 7...

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