Author: My Southern Health

hiking spots Nashville October 19, 2018

Fall hiking free from the crowds

Our picks for the trails less traveled in Middle Tennessee.

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Fitness

Patient health records October 17, 2018

Take control of healthcare with this powerful tool

Track test results, communicate with healthcare providers and more through a patient portal, now more often available for smartphone.

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Prevention

sleep habits October 5, 2018

How your sleep habits are making you tired

What “social jet lag” means, and the importance of keeping a consistent sleep schedule.

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Sleep

prevent fires at home October 3, 2018

The 11 best ways to prevent a fire at home

The best way to avoid injury or death from fires is to prevent them from happening in the first place.

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Prevention Safety

child passenger safely buckled in to seat September 27, 2018

What the updated Child Passenger Safety Transportation Policy means for your family

Here's the latest on child passenger safety from a Vanderbilt safety expert.

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Children Infants & Toddlers Safety

Woman eating a healthy plate of salad greens with sarcastic expression on her face. September 24, 2018

Fighting stress with food — the healthy kind

How to stress-proof your diet to minimize emotional eating.

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Mental Health Nutrition

September 18, 2018

What you need to know about the 2018-2019 flu season

Vanderbilt clinics have received flu vaccines earlier than expected. When should you get your shot?

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Cold & Flu

When to get a Pap smear September 17, 2018

When to get a Pap smear and when it can wait

Don't mistake a Pap test with an annual exam. Here's what women need when.

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Prevention Women's Health

September 12, 2018

Parents share lessons learned in the NICU

After 9 1/2 months in the hospital with his newborn daughter, a father shares strategies for families coping with long inpatient stays.

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Infants & Toddlers