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Author: Jessica Pasley

Mobility protocol yields positive results in pediatric ICU

Mar. 7, 2019—For years Kristina Betters, MD, assistant professor of Pediatric Critical Care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been aware of the value of getting patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) moving during their critical illnesses to prevent muscle breakdown, weakness and delirium.

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Delta names Gray inaugural Child Life Specialist of the Year

Mar. 7, 2019—As a student at the University of Mississippi, a career as a child life specialist wasn’t on Sarah Beth Gray’s radar. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t offered as a major. Luckily, Gray’s mother, a longtime preschool and day care owner, knew her daughter’s heart.

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Allstate grant bolsters Children’s Hospital teen driver safety efforts

Feb. 21, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt kicked off its yearlong campaign to empower teens to “Be in the Zone — Turn off Your Phone” during the first of three hospital-focused seminars.

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Hispanic Radiothon to be Feb. 14-15

Feb. 7, 2019—The 2019 Regalando Amor Radiotón — Gifting Love Radiothon — benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb.15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Tool cuts wait times at Children’s After-Hours Clinics

Jan. 17, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is cutting waiting room times by half in its after-hours clinics, thanks to a new tool that patients can use for “call-ahead” arrivals.

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Study links soy formula feeding and menstrual pain

Dec. 13, 2018—Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), with the help of an epidemiologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently published findings showing an association between infant soy formula feeding and menstrual pain in adulthood.

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Children’s After-Hours Clinics reach patient visit milestone

Nov. 29, 2018—When Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital launched its After-Hours Clinic Program in 2013, the decision to bring its expertise in treating children closer to home and to provide another option for families was the right choice.

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NEI grants help bolster glaucoma research efforts

Nov. 29, 2018—Two Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) researchers were recently awarded National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine grants for $6.8 million over five years to develop new treatments for optic neuropathies and glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

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VUMC mourns loss of longtime supporter Ann Robinson

Nov. 26, 2018—Ann Allen Robinson, 86, died at her home on Friday, Nov. 23 after a lengthy illness.

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My Special Aflac Duck engages and comforts children

Nov. 15, 2018—Patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt were surprised with their very own My Special Aflac Duck, a high-tech robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement and emotions to engage and help comfort children during their cancer care.

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Grant from Ford supports teen driver safety initiative

Nov. 8, 2018—Automobile crashes remain the leading cause of overall fatalities for drivers 15-20 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Young heart patient, care team bond through music

Oct. 18, 2018—Sydney Andrade-Rubio usually brings her ukulele during hospital stays and clinic visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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