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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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Juarez to receive The Arc’s Educator of the Year award

Sep. 29, 2016—Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., director of the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, has been named Educator of the Year by The Arc, the nation’s largest community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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National Child Passenger Safety Week underscores importance of proper seat belt, car seat use

Sep. 23, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips to keep kids safe Every 33 seconds, a child in the United States is involved in a car crash. More than one-third of kids who died in crashes were completely unrestrained without a car seat or seatbelt. “An estimated 73 percent of car seats are not...

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Effort set to help sickle cell patients manage meds

Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a 6-year, $4.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of prescribed medication by sickle cell patients.

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Piedmont Natural Gas and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt create partnership for utility’s 63rd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s

Aug. 26, 2016—Grammy Award winning artist Kelly Clarkson announced as Grand Marshal for Dec. 3 parade Officials from Piedmont Natural Gas, joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, announced today that Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will benefit from some of the proceeds from this year’s 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by...

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VUMC lands NIH training grant in emergency care

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received a five-year, $2 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Vanderbilt Emergency Care Research Training Program.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opens after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro today

Aug. 8, 2016—Illnesses and injuries don’t keep regular business hours, but now convenient after-hours care from board-certified pediatricians is available in Rutherford County. Located at 1155 Kennedy Drive, 2nd floor, the clinic is Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s fifth after-hours location in Middle Tennessee. Opening today, Aug. 8, the clinic provides walk-in care for children...

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Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year

Aug. 5, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offers Safety Tips to Prevent Injury, Death The start of the school year is the most dangerous time on neighborhood streets and in school zones for child-pedestrians and bus riders. As schools welcome students back to the classroom, experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are...

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2016—As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured each year using consumer fireworks. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with...

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