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Carbon monoxide poisoning a threat during cold weather

Jan. 12, 2012—Temperatures outside have been dropping quickly, so parents need to be aware of a potential “silent killer” inside their homes — carbon monoxide. Poisonings from carbon monoxide (CO) are especially common during cold weather spells, as families increase the use of gas, oil and coal burning appliances. Children process carbon monoxide differently than adults. When...

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Innovations in children’s care focus of Jan. 18 “My Health Chat”

Jan. 10, 2012—  Experts from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take questions about discovery and innovations in children’s care during the next “My Health Chat” on Jan. 18. Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute interactive video chats offer the chance to hear from and ask questions of scientists and physicians...

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Vanderbilt Heart at Williamson Medical Center opens Jan. 6

Jan. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) is relocating its cardiac practice in Williamson County and announcing the addition of five cardiologists. Formerly located at 2105 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin, Tenn., the practice will relocate to 4323 Carothers Pkwy., Suite 405, within Williamson Tower, the medical office building attached to Williamson Medical Center in Franklin....

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Applications now being accepted for talented MNPS students to attend class at Vanderbilt

Jan. 3, 2012—The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt is now accepting applications for the Class of 2016. The SSMV is a joint venture between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. The SSMV offers high school students a four-year interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, where internationally...

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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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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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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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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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