Children’s Hospital

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    A legacy of lifesaving

    Cheryl Major has been teaching neonatal resuscitation and acting as an ambassador for Vanderbilt for 40 years. Here she teaches Laura Goins, R.N., B.S.N. (on the left) and Kristina Willis, R.N. (on the right). (Vanderbilt University/Mary Donaldson) Cheryl Major, R.N., may have saved more babies than anyone in the… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2011

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    Enzyme protects against inflamed colon

    Increasing an enzyme required for a type of colon tissue may help dampen inflammation, a known risk factor for colon cancer. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2011

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    Country singer John Rich kicks off Dance Marathon at Vanderbilt University

    Students dance all night to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Country music artist John Rich will kick off Vanderbilt University’s Dance Marathon, an annual event where students dance all night to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Friday, Feb. 18, at the Student Recreation… Read More

    Feb. 15, 2011

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    Vanderbilt-pioneered fetal surgery procedure yields positive results

    Results of a landmark, seven-year National Institutes of Health-funded trial, Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS), demonstrate clear benefit for babies who undergo fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system. Read More

    Feb. 9, 2011

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    Vanderbilt University students dance all night for a good cause

    13.1-Hour Dance Marathon benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Hundreds of Vanderbilt students will dance the night away Friday, Feb. 18, at the Student Recreation Center during the annual all-night Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon. A portion of the donations will help fund a new endowment to… Read More

    Feb. 3, 2011

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    VUCast: The Gift of Life

    Nathan’s journey to life takes a turn filled with hope, thanks to the greatest gift of all…a new heart. Watch this VUCast update on the child whose story touched us all. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Jan. 28, 2011

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    Tennessee’s first Berlin heart infant receives heart transplant

    Nathan Roberts, an 18-month-old patient from Snead, Ala., whose heart has been operating with the help of a mechanical assistance device called the Berlin Heart since May 27, 2010, received a donor heart early yesterday morning at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Doctors say the transplant surgery went… Read More

    Jan. 14, 2011

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    2010: Year in review

    A look back at 2010, in no particular order. Read More

    Dec. 23, 2010

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    VUCast Special: Do You Believe in Magic…

    Want to feel good deep down inside? Meet a child who will melt your heart. Watch the inspiration of Vanderbilt students who turned caring for others into a business. And, remember how we all came together in the face of disaster. It’s VUCast’s special year-ender. Happy New Year. 2010 will… Read More

    Dec. 23, 2010

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    Video: Big stars with a big heart

    Country stars Rascal Flatts get a special gift from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital for all their giving; why your hands may know more than your head; plus, it’ll be “a beautiful day” in Vanderbilt stadium this July… find out why! [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Nov. 18, 2010

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    Hitting all the right notes

    Award-winning country music group Rascal Flatts visited the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week. The group’s members — Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney — stayed busy performing for patients and families, making visits to patient rooms and attending the dedication of the newly announced… Read More

    Nov. 4, 2010

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    Video: VUCast: Hand washing police go undercover

    See how the hand washing police are keeping patients and staff members safe at Vanderbilt; a professor gets a spot on a new top 100 list; plus, how a mosquito’s heart led to a first place prize at an art contest. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Nov. 4, 2010

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    Big dreams for tiny babies

    Wearing clothing made to fit a 6- to 9-month-old baby, Becca Hill’s tiny size is deceptive of her real age. The bubbly 2-year-old smiles and laughs as she poses for a photograph. Becca was born nearly three months early with the astoundingly low birth weight of 13 ounces (slightly heavier… Read More

    Sep. 30, 2010

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    Video: Unique study helps Latino families live healthier lives

    They come to this country – very often alone, with little education, and a lack of parenting skills. Doctors say Latino Americans are at a higher risk for obesity and diabetes and their children often have the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the nation. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in… Read More

    Aug. 25, 2010

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    VUCast: Vanderbilt is growing, “rocking out” and learning from a movie star!

    [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Jun. 18, 2010