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Siri ‘Butt Dial’ to 911 Brings Rescuers to Trapped Victim

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A Vanderbilt patient who survived the unthinkable has brought a whole new meaning to the term “butt dialing” and believes that prayer, along with a little help from Siri, saved his life.
17-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exercise During Teen Years Linked to Lowered Risk of Cancer Death Later

Women who exercised during their teen years were less likely to die from cancer and all other causes during middle-age and later in life, according to a new study by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Cancer...
4-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Veterans Returning from Middle East Face Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, Vanderbilt dermatologist Jennifer Powers, M.D.,...
3-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tennessee Poison Center Offers Tips for Preventing and Treating Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spider Bites

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Poisonous spiders thrive in many temperate areas of the United States, and knowing how to identify them and treat venomous spider bites is essential, said Suparna Kumar, M.D., a certified specialist in poison information at the Tennessee Poison...
21-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Highlights Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among US Adults

Viruses, not bacteria, are the most commonly detected respiratory pathogens in U.S. adults hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released today and conducted by researchers at Centers for Disease Control...
14-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

VUMC Physicians Urge Caution This Week to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

With temperatures holding steady in the upper 90s and even reaching 100 degrees this week, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging Middle Tennesseans to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
14-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Joins Human Vaccines Project as First Scientific Hub

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the Human Vaccines Project and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) are pleased to announce that VUMC has become the Project’s first scientific hub.
13-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VUMC Receives Five-Year Federal Grant to Help Predict How Patients Respond to Drugs

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $12.8 million grant from the federal government to develop better ways to predict how patients will respond to the drugs they’re given.
9-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Vanderbilt Sleep Expert Says Take a Walk in the Sun to Ease Time Change Woes

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep...
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Experts Offer Advice for Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true...
30-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Cars Hit More Children in September Than Any Other Month; Vandy Experts on School Transportation Safety

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12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches from Nutrition Experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offer

Today, in America, one in three children is considered overweight or obese. Now is a good time to start the school year off right with healthy eating habits. Nutrition experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are offering...
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Cold Weather Increases Chances of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Vanderbilt Toxicologist Offers Prevention Advice

Temperatures in the next few days are predicted to be the coldest of the winter so far, and people using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their living and working spaces need to be aware of a potential “silent killer” inside their...
7-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

“Between Hallmark and Heartache”: Vanderbilt Psychiatrist Offers Tips for How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Unhappiness

During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with...
20-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

Vanderbilt Sleep Experts Offer Tips to Manage End of Daylight Saving Time

When daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, that extra hour of sleep comes at the price of early evening darkness. As we set clocks back one hour, we essentially gain an extra hour of sleep. But a Vanderbilt University Medical...
31-Oct-2013 9:00 AM EDT

A Healthy Tailgate: A Vanderbilt Expert Offers Tips

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,...
4-Oct-2013 10:25 AM EDT

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