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Research participants sought: Parents, children and the effects of stress

Jun. 8, 2017—Your family may be eligible to participate in a research study at Vanderbilt University that aims to help parents and children regarding the effects of stress.

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First graders needed for longitudinal reading study

Jan. 19, 2017—The Education and Brain Laboratory in the Department of Special Education at Peabody College is seeking participants for a longitudinal study investigating children's reading progress from second through fifth grades.

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My Southern Health: Great ready for bronchiolitis season

Oct. 21, 2016—Know how to help prevent bronchiolitis and how to treat this prevalent winter illness before it strikes.

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My Southern Health: Facts you need to know about anxiety in children

Oct. 7, 2016—Anxiety in children can be hard to detect. Learn how to tell the difference between normal nervousness and true anxiety.

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My Southern Health: Spring sees uptick in hand, foot and mouth disease

Apr. 7, 2016—Some local day care centers are reporting incidents of hand, foot and mouth disease. Learn more about this viral illness, which blossoms in the spring causing fever, fussiness and ulcers.

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Super Bowl weekend a perfect time to secure TVs against tip-overs, says safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Feb. 4, 2016—This weekend many eyes will be glued to the television so as not to miss a single play—or a single commercial—of the Super Bowl broadcast. But a child safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt says that before viewers focus on what’s on the screen, they should take a minute to focus...

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Music City Tennis Invitational holds serve for Children’s Hospital

Jul. 18, 2013—The Music City Tennis Invitational celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with another banner year, raising $73,000 for the Center for Child Development at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Setting the tone Rick Dreiling’s lasting impression on Children’s Hospital

Jul. 18, 2013—There is no doubting the national profile of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, but at its core it is deeply tied to the community in which it operates. Balancing a national profile and local engagement is no small task, but as chair of the Children’s Hospital Board, Rick Dreiling, chief executive officer of...

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Training the next generation of pediatric leaders

Apr. 10, 2013—It’s often said that children are the future. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt invests a tremendous amount of time and resources into training the next generation of specialists who will care for those children.

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Fighting Duchenne by supporting research

Apr. 10, 2013—A week before Christmas 2008, Terry and Sonya Marlin received the type of news no parent ever wants to hear. Both of their sons, Jonah and Emory, were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the young ages of 5 and 2. Duchenne is a rapidly worsening form of muscular dystrophy that affects approximately one in...

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Carmaker’s gift boosts childhood cancer research

Sep. 13, 2012—Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant last week for his research into potential drug therapies for Ewing sarcoma, a cancer of the bone. Hyundai’s most recent donation to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the largest one-time grant the company has given to a pediatric cancer researcher...

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