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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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