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Children’s After-Hours Clinic opens in Brentwood

Aug. 27, 2015—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened a fourth after-hours clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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Child heat stroke is a danger as outside temps rise

Jun. 26, 2015—The temperature inside of a car can rise 20 degrees in as little as 10 minutes and keep getting hotter with each passing minute

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Safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children Hospital at Vanderbilt reminds you to follow the ABCs of water safety this Memorial Day weekend

May. 22, 2015—Memorial Day Weekend means backyard barbeques and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat. Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Drowning is among the leading causes of death in Tennessee for children ages 1 to 18. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates nearly...

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Photo: Nashville Sounds visit

Apr. 30, 2015—Members of the Nashville Sounds baseball team recently visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.

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Tennessee Poison Center physician offers tips to prevent holiday poisonings

Dec. 22, 2014—Families with young children, and those who might have an occasional young visitor, should take special care during the holiday season to make sure that decorations and other signs of the season don’t pose a risk to children. One of the most important poison prevention tips is to make sure that alcoholic drinks and products...

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After-hours clinics hit new milestone in patient visits

Oct. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics have treated 10,000 patients since the first clinic opened its doors on March 25, 2013. Patients and families are able to receive expert pediatric care in their own communities for illness or injuries that occur during the evening or weekend.

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Children’s Hospital ECMO program lands excellence award

Jul. 24, 2014—For the fourth time in a row, the Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been designated with the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).

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Care for newborns with drug withdrawal uneven: study

Jul. 17, 2014—In the United States, one infant is born each hour with drug withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), after being exposed to opioid medications like oxycodone in utero.

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Children face heat stroke danger as outside temperatures rise

Jun. 17, 2014—With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, safety experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stress the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles.

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Four simple tips for avoiding child heat stroke

Jun. 17, 2014—These four tips could keep your children safe this summer.

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Children’s Hospital: Follow these tips for lawn mower safety

May. 16, 2014—Injuries from lawn mowers are among the most traumatic seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. They are devastating to patients and their families.

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Photo: NICU visit

May. 1, 2014—Michael Botticelli, right, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, spent Monday afternoon at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, touring the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit led by Stephen Patrick, M.D., MPH, MS, assistant professor of Pediatrics. The tour was followed by a group discussion with Vanderbilt doctors,...

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