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Author: Christina Echegaray

‘Growing rods’ help ease surgical burden of scoliosis treatment

Jan. 15, 2015—Physicians with Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics have started to employ a new, advanced technology that uses magnetically controlled growing rods to correct scoliosis in young children, reducing the need for frequent surgeries and anesthesia in these patients.

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Cotton recalled as devoted teacher, mentor, scientist

Jan. 8, 2015—Robert B. Cotton Jr., M.D., professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and former longtime director of the Division of Neonatology, died Friday, Jan. 2. He was 74.

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Radiothon fundraising event set for Dec. 11-12

Dec. 4, 2014—The 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take place Dec. 11-12.

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Young girl’s road to recovery paved at Children’s Hospital

Nov. 20, 2014—When Kendra Kaufman walked into to a recent follow-up appointment with surgeon Dai Chung, M.D., the only help she needed to steady her steps came from ankle-foot-orthotics.

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ECMO program celebrates 25 years of saving lives

Nov. 20, 2014—For 25 years, patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, like 20-month-old Easton Cunningham, have been given a second chance at life when their lungs or heart, or sometimes both, have failed to perform.

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Grant bolsters inguinal hernia repair research

Nov. 13, 2014—Martin Blakely, M.D., M.S., has been awarded a $3 million federal grant for a multi-center, multi-disciplinary study to examine the safety outcomes of early versus later inguinal hernia repair for premature infants.

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New technique eases gallbladder surgery for children

Nov. 6, 2014—Golf ball-sized gallstones camped out in Joseph Gray’s gallbladder had been causing him stomach discomfort for months.

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Photo: Blessing of Hands

Oct. 23, 2014—Raye Nell Dyer, right, chaplain with the Department of Pastoral Care, performed the Blessing of the Hands ceremony with medical assistant Debbie Bowers Wednesday in the chapel at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. As part of pastoral care week, the 2-minute affirmation ritual focuses on the work of every Medical Center employee as...

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Bradfords’ strong support bolsters melanoma research

Sep. 25, 2014—When something attacks you, you want to attack it back. That’s how Lillian “Tooty” Bradford views her late husband James “Jimmy” Bradford Jr.’s decision to make an initial gift to fund melanoma research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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Predators support powers pediatric cancer programs

Sep. 18, 2014—The Nashville Predators Foundation recently presented a $318,242 check to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund.

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Department of Pediatrics’ achievements, goals outlined

Sep. 4, 2014—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, detailed the Department of Pediatrics’ accomplishments over the past year and looked ahead in Tuesday’s annual State of the Department address.

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Initiative seeks to break down breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 28, 2014—Breast-feeding is welcomed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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