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Murfreesboro debut

Sep. 29, 2016—Representatives from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt joined Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and other local officials on Sept. 26 to cut the ribbon on a specialty and after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro.

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Targeting norovirus “noxiousness”

Sep. 28, 2016—New discoveries will guide efforts to develop vaccines or antiviral agents for norovirus, the most common cause of infectious diarrhea.

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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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People key to driving success of Department of Pediatrics: Webber

Sep. 8, 2016—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, delivered the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address on Tuesday, stressing the continued importance of the enterprise’s four mission areas — research, clinical care, education and advocacy and service.

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Proliferative capacity of neuroblastoma

Aug. 31, 2016—The sphere-forming frequency of neuroblastoma cells is a measure of their proliferative capacity and could help guide treatment strategies for neuroblastoma.

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Growth hormone for Prader-Willi

Aug. 25, 2016—Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome who received growth hormone treatment had cognitive advantages compared to untreated patients.

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Marrow cells’ role in pulmonary hypertension explored

Jul. 28, 2016—Cells from the bone marrow participate in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and they can also protect against it, according to new findings from a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators.

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Work together to control diabetes

Jul. 15, 2016—Parenting behaviors may be an important target for improving outcomes in adolescents with diabetes.

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Malignant hyperthermia: rare but potentially serious problem for surgical patients

Jun. 28, 2016—John and Valerie Longoria breathed a sigh of relief when the team lead by John C. Pope IV, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, told them a minor procedure on their 8-month-old son Maverick had been successful, and they could soon take their son home to Oak Grove, Kentucky. But then, things quickly changed.

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Drug monitoring programs reduce opioid deaths: study

Jun. 23, 2016—The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study released this week in the journal "Health Affairs."

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Children’s Hospital physicians honored by Tennessee pediatrics society

Jun. 9, 2016—The Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has awarded top accolades to two physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for their commitment to children, families and the practice of pediatrics.

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VUMC researchers seek to crack the code of neonatal sepsis

Jun. 2, 2016—Sepsis, an exaggerated and overwhelming inflammatory response to infection, is a major worldwide killer of babies in the first four weeks of life (neonatal period).

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