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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. 71 more words

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Proposal could make it harder to receive organ donation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A top transplant surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising concern about a proposal from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) that would change the way donated livers are distributed throughout the United States. 303 more words


Vanderbilt surgeons perform historic double transplant on man over 70

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – For a long time, doctors followed stringent guidelines over who can receive vital organ transplants.

“We used to have these hard and fast rules about age,” said Dr. 263 more words


Vanderbilt LifeFlight works to lessen response time in rural areas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In a medical emergency, minutes and seconds can mean life or death. Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s LifeFlight nurses call that time the “golden window.” 189 more words


Emergency rooms see increase of injuries on Fourth of July

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – From burns to the loss of fingers, the smallest of fireworks can have a big impact.  Vanderbilt University Medical Center is no stranger to these types of injuries, especially during the Fourth of July. 233 more words


Marshall County man suffers 2nd, 3rd-degree burns following fireworks accident

CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Marshall County man was seriously injured after a fireworks injury nearly took off his hand.

A mortar-type fireworks shell exploded in Tyler Moore’s hand Sunday morning after it appeared to be a dud. 186 more words