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Study finds behavioral changes insufficient at preventing early childhood obesity

Aug. 9, 2018—Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention ever conducted. But, in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity.

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Rising star

Aug. 9, 2018—Music artist Riley Clemmons, right, visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Aug. 3 — which was also the day her self-titled debut album was released. She performed and visited with patients and families in Seacrest Studios.

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Junior League generosity

Aug. 9, 2018—The Junior League of Nashville recently presented a gift of $200,000 to support the Child Life Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Navy admiral’s visit highlights Children’s Hospital’s crucial role

Aug. 2, 2018—U.S. Navy two-star Rear Adm. Christina Alvarado visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to interact with patients and teach them about the duties of the Navy as well as tour Children’s Hospital with leadership and staff. Alvarado is deputy chief of the Bureau of Medicine & Surgery, Reserve Policy and Integration. She is also a registered nurse.

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Nashville Collaborative celebrates 10th anniversary

Aug. 2, 2018—The Nashville Collaborative, a unique academic-community partnership between Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, recently celebrated 10 years of work aimed at improving children’s health through family-based, community-centered programs.

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Hockey in the summer

Jul. 26, 2018—The newest Nashville Predators — members of this year’s rookie draft class — recently spent a day at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt doing interviews in Seacrest Studios and visiting with patients and families.

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Unni lands Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award

Jul. 26, 2018—Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention program manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been selected to receive a Ford Driving Skills for Life Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award.

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Team Hope program’s mission is to enhance care for newborns with NAS

Jul. 26, 2018—A collaborative program across units at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is changing the way nurses and doctors care for newborns diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

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First lady visits Children’s Hospital to learn about VUMC’s opioid approach

Jul. 26, 2018—First lady Melania Trump visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Tuesday to learn firsthand about Team Hope, Vanderbilt’s multidisciplinary team focused on helping infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) as well as their families.

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Nashville SC visit

Jul. 19, 2018—Members of Nashville Soccer Club visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital this week.

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Children’s Hospital to get dedicated therapy dog

Jul. 19, 2018—Mars Petcare and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt announced July 18 a new collaboration to create the Mars Petcare Pet Therapy Fund to support a dedicated facility dog and staff position at Children’s Hospital with a goal of showing how pet visits improve the health of patients — thus getting them home faster.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns accolades from U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 26, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again earned the distinction of being named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals in rankings released today.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

VUMC campus

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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