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Author: Christina Echegaray

New garden seeks to give children early start on health

Aug. 27, 2015—Skipping along crushed stone pathways flanked by lush green vegetation, students at John B. Whitsitt Elementary School were eager to show a bevy of guests their new classroom: an 11,000-square-foot garden.

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Simmons strives to make a difference in children’s lives

Aug. 13, 2015—Jill Simmons, M.D., encounters medical mysteries that have the makings of a science fiction film or novel.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels bolsters pediatric cancer fight

Jul. 30, 2015—Debra Friedman, M.D., director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Pediatric Oncology, has received a $50,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact grant recently for her track record in providing excellent patient care to families affected by pediatric cancer and to support a pediatric cancer program aimed at developing innovative therapies.

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Kitko to lead Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program

Jul. 16, 2015—Carrie Kitko, M.D., has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center opens doors to community

Jun. 26, 2015—The new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center will officially open for business July 1. Leaders from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Children’s Hospital and Williamson Medical Center (WMC), along with children and families, gathered Wednesday to mark the historic milestone in the institutions’ growing partnership. Hundreds of adults and children...

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Vanderbilt-led multi-center study looks at antibiotic choice for treating childhood pneumonia

Jun. 22, 2015—New Vanderbilt-led research shows hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Telethon raises more than $2.2 million

Jun. 18, 2015—The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Telethon raised more than $2.2 million in pledges on June 7. All proceeds benefit 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...

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Tulipan’s career as ‘humble’ giant of Neurosurgery honored

Jun. 11, 2015—Noel Tulipan, M.D., has left an indelible mark on many facets of life during his pioneering career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — from his impact on the field of neurosurgery and fetal surgery repair; to the children and families he cared for; to the residents he trained; to the operating room team he scrubbed in alongside; to his many friends and colleagues.

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Retreat highlights pediatrics research at Vanderbilt

Jun. 9, 2015—Every day, physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are looking for new and effective ways to care for their patients. Often that mission is carried out through clinical, basic and translational research across the institution and disciplines.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt again ranked among nation’s best

Jun. 9, 2015—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is again named among the nation’s leaders in pediatric health care in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospital rankings released today.

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Surgery for tongue tie shows some benefits; more research needed

May. 7, 2015—Surgically treating “tongue tie” in infants may be associated with improved breast-feeding and reduced nipple pain, as reported by mothers, but much more research is needed on best practices for treating the condition, according to a newly published systematic review.

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Babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms on rise

Apr. 30, 2015—The number of infants born in the United States with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), nearly doubled in a four-year period.

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