May 5, 1998

Contact: Jamie Lawson Reeves

(615) 322-2706

Vanderbilt hosts local women's health events

as part of national initiative


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center, Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are coordinating local events in conjunction with a national Food and Drug Administration initiative to spotlight women's health May 10-16.

"Women's Health: Take Time to Care" events take place May 10-16 and will focus on using medicines wisely.

Free health screenings, including blood pressure checks, vision screenings and height and weight checks, will be available to the public at the Vine Hill Community Clinic Thursday, May 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. The Vine Hill Community Clinic is located at 625 Benton Ave.

Vanderbilt pharmacist Ryan Daily is presenting a talk on using medicines wisely Thursday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Women's Center, located on the Vanderbilt campus. The center is located in the Franklin Building, 316 West Side Row. The program is free and open to the public and those attending are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Educational literature, including a "My Medicines" brochure with a chart for keeping track of medications, will be distributed at the Madison Primary Care Clinic and the Breast Center in the Village at Vanderbilt May 11-15.


Vanderbilt University is a private research university of approximately 5,900 undergraduates and 4,300 graduate and professional students. Founded in 1873, the University comprises 10 schools, a public policy institute, a distinguished medical center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education and human development, engineering and music, and a full range of graduate and professional degrees.

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