Health, Yes

Expert tips for staying safe in the heat

Following basic summer safety tips will help keep your family safe and healthy as temperatures rise.

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As “trauma season” approaches and the need for blood donation grows, VUMC names Blood Assurance its primary supplier of blood and blood products

Blood Assurance guarantees that blood donated at VUMC blood drives will be used for patients at Vanderbilt. It is also possible for donors at any Middle Tennessee Blood Assurance drive to designate the donated blood for VUMC.

Are you freaked out, apprehensive, or even mildly concerned about the impending INVASION of BILLIONS of red eyed, noisy INSECTS? Vanderbilt’s Jim Kendall has a brief cicada survival guide.

“It is important to remember,” he says, “This too shall pass.”

Pain medication. Cosmetics. Cleaning supplies. Tennessee Poison Center’s message: lock them away.

TPC’s help hotline —1-800-222-1222 — is staffed by nurses, pharmacists, physicians and board-certified medical toxicologists who are specially trained to assist callers.

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Holiday hazards: Poinsettias are not as bad as you think, but keep toddlers away from Grandma’s purse

What toxicology hazards occur during the holidays? A specialist from the Tennessee Poison Center has a roundup.

Early evening darkness brings dangers for drivers and pedestrians

The end of daylight saving time means many of us are driving home in the dark

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