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Author: Christina Echegaray

Transfusions ease strokes for children with sickle cell

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt-led research found regular blood transfusion therapy significantly reduces the recurrence of strokes in children with sickle cell anemia who have previously had "silent" strokes.

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DeBaun’s sickle cell disease research honored

Aug. 14, 2014—Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., MPH, has been recognized by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) for his significant contributions and research advances in the area of sickle cell disease.

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Study identifies antibody that may fight MPV, RSV

Jul. 17, 2014—New Vanderbilt-led research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has identified an antibody that shows promise in preventing and treating human metapneumovirus (MPV) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — the two leading causes of respiratory infections in young children.

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Developmental class for babies creates good vibes

Jul. 17, 2014—Lisa Gracey shares a puppet of an orange bear with 11-month-old son Duke, singing ‘Old MacDonald had a farm,’ encouraging him to be engaged in his music therapy class. He grabs at the soft material and bounces in excitement.

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Telethon raises over $2 million for Children’s Hospital

Jun. 19, 2014—The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Telethon raised more than $2 million on June 1. All proceeds benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Every spring, WTVF-NewsChannel 5 partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to highlight inspiring stories from patients and families at Children’s Hospital. The telethon...

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Children’s Hospital again named among nation’s best

Jun. 10, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was named among the nation’s best children’s hospitals for the eighth consecutive year in "U.S. News & World Report’s" annual rankings released this week.

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Children’s Hospital again named among nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 10, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is named among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for the eighth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released this week.

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Children’s Hospital chaplain honored for teaching efforts

May. 29, 2014—As the longtime chaplain at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Rev. Raye Nell Dyer has been on a mission at Vanderbilt for 17 years, making her mark and guiding people and children who need her most through joys and tribulations.

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Robotic system to enhance Children’s Hospital pharmacy

May. 22, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will begin using a new state-of-the-art automated robotic system in June to prepare intravenous and single-use syringe medications for inpatients, making it the first children’s hospital in Tennessee to implement the technology.

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Volunteer’s hats warming heads, hearts in NICU

May. 22, 2014—Thorun Olsen watched as two tiny, soft knitted hats — one pink and one blue — were placed on Nolan and Nora Mong’s petite heads to keep them warm in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Lehmann to advise on health informatics

May. 15, 2014—Chris Lehmann, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt, has been appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office as the first pediatrician to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee.

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Vanderbilt pediatricians call for a tracking system for babies not getting vitamin K shot

May. 1, 2014—Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have seen a rise in late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding in young infants due to parents declining the shot at birth. Over eight months, Vanderbilt physicians saw and diagnosed seven infants, ages 7 weeks to 20 weeks, with vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), formerly known as...

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