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Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center saved an estimated $8 million in taxpayer Emergency Department costs, study says

Nov. 2, 2016—The Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, saved taxpayers of Tennessee an estimated $8 million last year by preventing unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits, according to a survey conducted by the Center. The survey asked people who phoned the Poison Center in July, “Would you have gone to the ED if Tennessee...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips for holiday decorating

Dec. 16, 2015—Holiday lights and decorations are a special part of the season but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. During November and December 2014, holiday decorations or decorating safety mishaps accounted for 12 fatalities and an estimated 14,500 injuries nationwide, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The dangers that...

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Tennessee Poison Center offers tips for preventing and treating black widow and brown recluse spider bites

Jul. 20, 2015—Most spiders are non-venomous and most spider bites are harmless. They may cause some local redness and pain, but can usually be managed at home by washing, applying ice and keeping the area clean. But poisonous spiders thrive in many temperate areas of the United States, and knowing how to identify them and treat venomous...

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Vanderbilt’s statewide impact focus of annual Day on the Hill

Jan. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt’s 12th annual Day on the Hill highlighted the university and medical center’s contributions to all 95 counties in Tennessee and offered the opportunity for conversations between Vanderbilt officials and state lawmakers.

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