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Tennessee Poison Center warns of Thanksgiving hazards

Nov. 24, 2015—Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with family, friends, football and feasting. Unfortunately, it is also a day of hidden hazards.  The staff at the Tennessee Poison Center (TPC), housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, anticipates receiving about 135 to 145 poison exposure calls and five to 10 information calls this Thanksgiving season. Cheri Wessels, clinical...

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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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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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