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Author: Jessica Pasley

Clinic a haven for children with vascular malformations

Nov. 14, 2019—When Kim Shrader and her husband, Wayne, adopted their son, Riley, six years ago, they knew he had a rare, genetic disorder that would require medical interventions.

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Study finds acid reducers may pose risk for children

Nov. 6, 2019—The use of acid reducers among children is on the rise and so are potential side effects, which is sparking concern according to a recent study.

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Diamond named to NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee

Oct. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt's Alex Diamond, DO, MPH, has been named to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

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New test assists physicians with quicker treatment decisions for sepsis

Oct. 3, 2019—Rapid blood culture diagnostics for patients with bacterial bloodstream infections delivered final results in 12 hours versus the two to three days required for conventional testing.

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Nighttime event shines light on community support

Oct. 2, 2019—The Night Lights event showcased how the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities and businesses support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Children’s Hospital debuts enhanced helipad

Oct. 2, 2019—The return of the Children’s Hospital helipad, painted with the hospital’s trademark paper dolls, will shorten the transport time for patients by several minutes — essentially eliminating the need to shuttle patients along a 400-yard connector to reach the freestanding, pediatric hospital.

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Child passenger safety initiative bolstered by grant from Kohl’s

Sep. 12, 2019—Children’s Hospital will allocate funding from a $120,000 grant from Kohl’s to support the child passenger safety initiative — Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program.

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Reunion to celebrate former NICU patients, families

Sep. 11, 2019—On Sunday, Sept. 15, 176 families — approximately 600 people — will gather in the theater of Children’s Hospital from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to reminisce, hug members of their care teams and celebrate their children’s graduation from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Children’s Hospital

Sep. 4, 2019—  by Jessica Pasley Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will allocate funding from a $120,000 grant from Kohl’s to support the child passenger safety initiative — Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program. The proposed Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program seeks to use a multipronged approach that addresses car seat misuse through education, community outreach...

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CMA-supported space debuts at Children’s Hospital

Aug. 29, 2019—Members of the country music industry came together to celebrate the newly opened 10th floor of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The space was made possible, in part, through significant support from the Country Music Association (CMA).

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Diamond named TNAAP Pediatrician of the Year

Aug. 29, 2019—Alex Diamond, DO, MPH, has many titles and serves in multiple roles — associate professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery, director of the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) and team physician for Vanderbilt University, the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Sounds.

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E-cigarette use spurs rise in number of teens being treated for respiratory problems

Aug. 21, 2019—Physicians are seeing what seems to be an increase in the number of teens and young adults being treated for severe respiratory injury after e-cigarette use.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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