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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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Grubbs named to Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame

Nov. 10, 2016—Former Vanderbilt flight nurse Tom Grubbs, R.N., EMT, was inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 5 for his extraordinary career with Vanderbilt LifeFlight.

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All for the children

Nov. 10, 2016—Rascal Flatts visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Monday. The country music artists and long-time supporters of Children’s Hospital played an acoustic set and held a meet-and-greet in Seacrest Studios and also made room visits to patients unable to attend the event.

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VUMC named best in U.S. for patient safety in trauma care

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for patient safety in Trauma care by CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis.

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Kohl’s donation supports home safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 2, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $111,028 donation from Kohl’s to support a home safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s donation will support the Kohl’s Safe Home & Safe Play initiative. The initiative will address pediatric falls, the leading cause of trauma admissions to Children’s...

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Camarata named to NIDCD review committee

Oct. 27, 2016—Stephen Camarata, Ph.D., professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been invited to serve a four-year term on the Communication Disorders Review Committee (CDRC) of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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Child pedestrian deaths increase on Halloween night

Oct. 26, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safe trick-or-treating tips Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.* “The excitement...

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Donation from Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services helps expand Teen Driver Safety Initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 17, 2016—During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 16 – 22, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services  has awarded $75,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone”. The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers parents tips for teething babies in light of new FDA warning

Oct. 6, 2016—(iStock) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to parents that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. The FDA advises that parents stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession. More information on this warning is available here. Vanderbilt physician Anna Morad,...

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Couple’s gift spurs pediatric allergy research, training

Oct. 6, 2016—Kathy Delzell Anderson and her husband, Steve, know firsthand how allergies can affect a person’s overall health and well-being. Kathy is a lifelong allergy sufferer, and the couple’s son, Clint, has seasonal allergies.

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