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Author: Jessica Pasley

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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Children’s Hospital launches ATV safety education program

Oct. 4, 2018—The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital is launching a new ATV safety initiative to arm high school students with information about ATV usage.

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New equipment expands Shade Tree’s ophthalmology services

Sep. 27, 2018—It’s been five years since the Shade Tree Clinic incorporated ophthalmology services into its student-run health clinic.

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Prader-Willi Clinic helps coordinate complex care

Sep. 13, 2018—For nearly one year, Mary Howard spent hours driving from her home in Columbia, Kentucky, to get medical care for her youngest child, Emily. That all ended when she heard about the comprehensive, multidisciplinary Prader-Willi Clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt employees, families focus of new OB service

Sep. 13, 2018—The Center for Women’s Health at Vanderbilt will see the return of a service designed for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University employees and their families.

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Greater Nashville Heart Walk set for Sept. 15

Sep. 10, 2018—The Greater Nashville Heart Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 on the Vanderbilt campus to raise money and awareness about cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Novel program gives congenital heart disease patients new options

Aug. 23, 2018—Experts at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute are forging new ground in the development of a first-of-its-kind program aimed at adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD).

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San Diego Zoo TV channel debuts at Children’s Hospital

Aug. 23, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrated the arrival of San Diego Zoo Kids with a launch celebration last week, making it the 150th facility to offer the closed-circuit television channel to patients.

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Four named to OB-GYN association leadership posts

Jul. 19, 2018—Four members of Vanderbilt’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have been named to key leadership positions for several professional organizations.

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Telemedicine clinic for kidney transplant screening debuts

Jul. 19, 2018—With the opening of a pre-transplant kidney evaluation clinic in Jackson, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is joining a range of other clinical programs participating in telemedicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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