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Released: 14-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Vanderbilt Allergy Specialist Outlines Steps to Allergy Relief as Tree Pollen Season Begins
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Allergies have a seasonal rhythm to their comings and goings, and we are in the midst of one of the biggest allergy seasons of the year: tree pollen season.

Newswise: Safe to Cuddle with Pets While Home with a Cold or Flu, Vanderbilt Infectious Disease Expert Says
Released: 13-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
Safe to Cuddle with Pets While Home with a Cold or Flu, Vanderbilt Infectious Disease Expert Says
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A Vanderbilt infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ahead. Pets won’t catch or spread human viruses.

Released: 30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Vanderbilt Sleep Expert Says Take a Walk in the Sun to Ease Time Change Woes
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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 schedule is exacerbated by our tendency to alter our sleep patterns on the weekends anyway.

Released: 30-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Vanderbilt Experts Offer Advice for Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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 terror into the hearts of their parents—food allergies

Released: 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
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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 parents tips for packing healthy school lunches.

Released: 7-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
Cold Weather Increases Chances of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Vanderbilt Toxicologist Offers Prevention Advice
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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 homes and offices — carbon monoxide (CO).

Released: 20-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST
“Between Hallmark and Heartache”: Vanderbilt Psychiatrist Offers Tips for How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Unhappiness
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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 some of the stressors of the season.

Released: 31-Oct-2013 9:00 AM EDT
Vanderbilt Sleep Experts Offer Tips to Manage End of Daylight Saving Time
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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 Center sleep specialist confirms what a lot of us already know—this change in sleep schedule can still cause a groggy and unsettled feeling come Monday morning, especially with our tendency to shift sleep patterns on the weekends.

Released: 4-Oct-2013 10:25 AM EDT
A Healthy Tailgate: A Vanderbilt Expert Offers Tips
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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.

Released: 9-Sep-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Expert Offers Five Survival Rules for Teen Drivers
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Anyone familiar with the devastating statistics knows that inexperience plus a driver’s license can be a dangerous combination. For teen drivers, lives can be forever changed in an instant.

Released: 21-Aug-2013 3:40 PM EDT
Nutrition Experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offer Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Children are back in school making it 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 parents tips for packing healthy school lunches.

Released: 10-Apr-2013 9:40 AM EDT
Vanderbilt Experts Offer Tips for Minimizing Storm Stress
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Spring storm season is approaching. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. Last year, 37 tornadoes ripped through the state of Tennessee, 258 storms produced damaging hail, and 565 thunderstorms left significant wind damage in their wake, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts are offering tips about both how to minimize storm stress, and how to be prepared in case a storm takes you out of your home.

Released: 17-Dec-2012 4:05 PM EST
Family Holiday Time Doesn’t Have to be Stressful: Vanderbilt Expert
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Getting together with extended family during the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be, says Vanderbilt psychiatrist Keith G. Meador, M.D., MPH, professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society. There are ways of managing expectations to make the time together better for everyone.


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