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Use water at ‘comfortable’ temperature to wash hands and fight global warming

Dec. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University researchers say to take down the water temperature a degree or two when washing your hands to help battle global warming.

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Vanderbilt dietitian offers tips to prevent holiday weight gain

Dec. 4, 2013—Between family get-togethers, holiday parties and the abundance of special treats available during the holidays, it can be a real challenge to avoid putting on a few pounds. “It’s a good idea to eat in a healthy way all year round, but for a lot of people it’s especially challenging during the holidays,” said Jessica...

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Vanderbilt celebrates 18 elected fellows of the AAAS

Nov. 25, 2013—Eighteen academic and administrative leaders at Vanderbilt University have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Vanderbilt dietitian offers tips to prevent Thanksgiving foodborne illnesses

Nov. 25, 2013—Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, to be with family and friends and to enjoy good food. A Vanderbilt dietitian says that making sure the food you serve is prepared and stored properly can ensure that everyone has a safe and healthy experience. “,” says Vanderbilt University Medical Center dietitian and certified personal trainer...

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Robotic advances promise artificial legs that emulate healthy limbs

Nov. 7, 2013—Recent advances in robotics technology make it possible to create prosthetics that can duplicate the natural movement of human legs which promises to dramatically improve the mobility of lower-limb amputees.

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Vanderbilt sleep experts offer tips to manage end of Daylight Saving Time

Oct. 31, 2013—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center sleep specialist confirms what a lot of us already know—"falling back" can still cause a groggy and unsettled feeling come Monday morning, even if we do manage to get that extra hour of sleep.

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Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital urge caution to keep children safe this Halloween

Oct. 29, 2013—Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt want Halloween horrors to be caused by ghosts and goblins, not accidents and injuries.

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Vanderbilt’s greenhouse gas emissions down 19 percent since 2008

Oct. 23, 2013—Overall greenhouse gas emissions from the campus and medical center have decreased from 2005 to 2012, even though Vanderbilt has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars.

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More than 4,000 trips already booked through Concur

Oct. 21, 2013—More than 6,700 users have set up travel profiles. More than 4,125 trips have been booked, and travelers have received more than $2.6 million in reimbursements, 80 percent within three to five days of their report being approved.

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network to offer expanded options

Oct. 4, 2013—When Vanderbilt University faculty and staff review their 2014 health plan options during Open Enrollment, they will notice a feature that reflects not only how Vanderbilt is taking care of its own but also leading the transformation of health care for the region.

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Vanderbilt dietitian offers healthy tailgating tips

Oct. 4, 2013—by Dianne Killebrew, MEd, R.D., LDN As tailgating time moves into full swing, there are great chances to visit with friends in the crisp fall air and enjoy the ambiance of the season. Of course, nobody wants to get sick while out having a good time, and by taking a few precautions, nobody has to....

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VU achieves 60 percent increase in recycling

Sep. 28, 2013—The amount of materials recycled at Vanderbilt rose from 3 million pounds to 5 million pounds last year—that's a 60 percent increase.

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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.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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