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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


Lowering your risk of a heart attack is easy.

Just breathe. Taking 6 slow, deep breaths – the kind that expand and contract your diaphragm – can reduce your blood pressure by 10 points in just minutes!  38 more words

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Woman gives birth to baby boy on side of I-24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 29-year-old woman delivered her baby boy on the side of Interstate 24 West Wednesday afternoon.

With her mom behind the wheel, Alicia McIntyre was heading from her Murfreesboro home to her doctor’s appointment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, when the baby couldn’t wait. 197 more words


Nashville trauma centers train regularly for mass casualty incidents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – We call it a mass shooting. A terrorist attack. A tragedy.

But in emergency rooms across the country, what happened in Orlando, Fla., would be known as a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). 252 more words