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New center strengthens ties with area EMS personnel

Apr. 2, 2015—A newly established center will serve as a central repository of Vanderbilt resources for the region’s emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.

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Study finds national decline in one type of serious heart attack

Nov. 20, 2014—The most emergent form of heart attacks is decreasing nationwide, but this declining incidence could affect emergency departments’ quality and timeliness of care.

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Vanderbilt study finds nationwide decline in one type of serious heart attack

Nov. 18, 2014—The most emergent form of heart attacks is decreasing nationwide, but this declining incidence could affect emergency departments’ quality and timeliness of care. This is the key finding of a Vanderbilt University study released today in the American Journal of Cardiology and presented at the national American Heart Association meeting in Chicago this week. Using...

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Photo: Strong Support

Oct. 2, 2014—Numerous Emergency Medicine residents, physicians and staff shaved their heads in support of second-year EM resident Ryan Fritz, M.D., MBA, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for testicular cancer. Fritz was diagnosed earlier this year and underwent surgery, but routine testing later revealed the cancer had spread, thus warranting further treatment.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 30, 2014—Nothing says “Fourth of July” like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with hearing loss due to fireworks usage. Nationwide last year, eight people died and an estimated...

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Vanderbilt expert offers advice on snake bites

May. 29, 2014—As summer approaches and many Tennesseans come outdoors for hiking and boating and other warm-weather activities, snakes will emerge as well. Vanderbilt University Medical Center medical toxicologist John Benitez, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine, offers tips for avoiding these reptiles and what to do if bitten.

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LifeFlight helps establish first EMS system in Guyana

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is helping the country of Guyana implement its first emergency medical services (EMS) system.

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Emergency Medicine effort in Guyana reaches milestone

Jan. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Emergency Medicine residency program in Guyana graduated its first resident Nov. 22, 2013, marking a significant milestone in a decade-long effort to establish the country’s first Emergency Medicine program and department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

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Tim McGraw video filmed at VUMC wins multiple CMA Awards

Nov. 6, 2013—The video for “Highway Don’t Care” by Tim McGraw, which was partially filmed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and included the participation of several Vanderbilt staff, has received the CMA Awards for both Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning, America,” which...

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Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine physician offers spring cleaning ladder safety tips

Jun. 4, 2013—Spring cleaning sometimes takes intrepid householders to new heights. Unfortunately, ladders can be among the most hazardous of common household devices, says Corey Slovis, chair of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Preventable injuries filled Vanderbilt University Hospital last Memorial Day; Doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday

May. 24, 2013—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge safety with upcoming Memorial Day celebrations after a record-breaking number of trauma patients filled Vanderbilt University Hospital on this same weekend last year. In 2012 Vanderbilt’s Trauma Unit saw more than triple the volume of patients than are treated during a typical weekend, and LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air ambulance,...

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Vanderbilt, country superstar Tim McGraw share important message regarding dangers of distracted driving

May. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving through the newly released video for “Highway Don’t Care,” performed by Tim McGraw and featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

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