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Photo: Leading the charge

Nov. 1, 2012—Eagle Scout Andy Mullenger, 17, saw a need and filled it.  After a friend’s mother was taken to a local emergency room, the family lost power to their phones and were unable to stay in touch with loved ones. Mullenger built a versatile phone charging station and donated it to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s...

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Take extra steps on Halloween to keep children safe, caution safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 29, 2012—Halloween is an exciting time for parents and children, but it can also be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on other days, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. As children prepare for October’s fun-filled night of trick-or-treating, a few precautionary measures...

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Holiday cards and gifts benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 16, 2012—Brightly colored snowmen, two turtle doves and an artistic reindeer are among the designs created by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patients and their siblings as part of this year’s Holiday Project, coordinated by Friends of Children’s Hospital. Now in its 39th year, the Holiday Project features items that are a great way...

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We Care for Kids Day 2012

Oct. 11, 2012—Nearly 2,000 people attended the eighth annual We Care for Kids Day on Sunday, which was hosted by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its community partners.

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Initiatives aim to enhance teen driver safety

Sep. 27, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is garnering attention for its efforts to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths among young adults.

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New VU blog a place for parents, caregivers to connect

Sep. 27, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is inviting people to participate in Wishing Well, a new blog designed to connect and engage the community, patient families, doctors, nurses and others who raise and care for babies and children.

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Young athlete’s case illustrates concussion’s lingering effects

Sep. 27, 2012—Cannon County High School basketball player Rebekah Faulkner doesn’t remember much about colliding with a rival player during a training camp game early this summer.

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Wellons named chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Sep. 20, 2012—The Department of Neurological Surgery has recruited John “Jay” Wellons III, M.D., MSPH, to serve as chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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Photo: Chad’s wish

Sep. 13, 2012—In honor of former patient Chad Crabtree, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee donated 11 state-of-the-art, flat-screen televisions to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The teenager died after a long battle with leukemia, and he used his wish to make sure children undergoing treatments in the hospital’s myelosuppression unit have the best entertainment possible....

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Carmaker’s gift boosts childhood cancer research

Sep. 13, 2012—Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant last week for his research into potential drug therapies for Ewing sarcoma, a cancer of the bone.

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Event set to tackle youth sports safety

Sep. 12, 2012—Doctors and safety experts from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a free sports safety clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mathew School in Franklin, Tenn.

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Pumpkin patch will benefit children’s cancer research

Sep. 11, 2012—All funds raised at the Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch, open during the month of October, will benefit the Cooper Trooper Foundation Fund in Childhood Cancer Research at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The pumpkin patch is located at the corner of Mallory Lane and Cool Springs Boulevard. Hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday, 10...

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