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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

American Academy of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt neonatologist urge public health approach for women who use opioids during pregnancy

Feb. 20, 2017—Punitive approach has not been shown to be effective and may deter women from seeking help The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement today stating that a public health response, rather than a punitive approach, is needed to address the increasing number of pregnant women using opioids. Vanderbilt neonatologist Stephen Patrick, M.D., co-authored...

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Seacrest family visit

Feb. 16, 2017—Gary, Connie and Meredith Seacrest recently made their first trip back to Seacrest Studios since opening the multimedia broadcast facility at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last March.

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Volunteer finds common ground with trauma patients

Feb. 16, 2017—By 5 each morning, businessman Doug Brown is already hard at work, making calls to colleagues around the world.

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New grants bolster Trauma program’s research initiatives

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care was recently awarded two new research grants.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt exceeds fundraising goal for hospital expansion

Feb. 9, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has surpassed its fundraising goal of $40 million in support of a four-floor building expansion that will help advance the size and scope of the hospital’s specialized pediatric health care programs.

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Fire and smoke-related injuries on the rise this winter

Dec. 30, 2016—VUMC urges caution with home-heating devices and provides tips on burn prevention Over the last few weeks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen multiple admissions and a few tragic deaths due to fire and smoke inhalation injuries. Physicians and safety experts with the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt...

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Vanderbilt emergency medicine physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s celebration

Dec. 29, 2016—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring 100,000 revelers to downtown Nashville for this year’s “Music City Midnight” festivities, and there will be hundreds of thousands more at private parties and celebrations throughout the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of those revelers will end up in Vanderbilt’s...

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Allstate Foundation grant strengthens teen-driver safety initiatives at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 30, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will expand its teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone – Turn off Your Phone” with the help of a $60,000 award from the Allstate Foundation. The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of...

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Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s happens Saturday, Dec. 3

Nov. 29, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will benefit from proceeds from the upcoming 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in choosing age-appropriate holiday toys for young children

Nov. 21, 2016—With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children. In 2015, there were 25 toy recalls, and a 2014 report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows an estimated 183,800 toy-related injuries and 11 deaths that year....

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips for holiday decorating

Nov. 18, 2016—Lights and decorations are a special part of the holidays, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children, according to safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. According to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Emergency Departments nationwide have seen an estimated 12,000 injuries involving...

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VUMC’s Rett Syndrome Clinic lands national recognition

Nov. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Rett Syndrome Clinic has been named a Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Center of Excellence by Rettsyndrome.org.

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