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Author: Christina Echegaray

Therapy helps regenerate child’s undeveloped bones

Apr. 11, 2013—Janelly Martinez-Amador was born with thin, fragile bones, and by 3, she had no visible bones on X-rays. Initially, doctors weren’t sure she would survive her first birthday.

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New clinic links pediatric sarcoma treatment services

Apr. 11, 2013—J. Carlton Smith noticed severe pain in his knee five years ago during a lacrosse tournament. Smith, then 13 years old, never imagined hearing the diagnosis doctors would give him: osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone.

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Children’s after-hours clinic debuts in Mt. Juliet

Mar. 28, 2013—Bumps, bruises and sore throats don’t keep regular business hours, and that’s why the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened an after-hours clinic in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

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Steeplechase strengthens bond with Children’s Hospital

Mar. 28, 2013—As the Iroquois Steeplechase gears up for its annual spring event, the race this year will honor one of the leaders at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and also support a newly established fund for hospital research efforts.

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Aetna Institutes of Excellence honors VUMC quality of care

Mar. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized by Aetna Institutes of Excellence for its expertise in consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care for Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery Services.

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Child-designed art sought for next Holiday Project

Feb. 21, 2013—The Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Holiday Project saw another banner year, raising $75,000 in 2012 for the hospital.

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Classes help hone parents’ resuscitation skills, confidence

Feb. 21, 2013—It’s a skill few parents ever think they’ll have to use, but it can be an invaluable, life-saving tool — cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mostly commonly known as CPR.

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Photo: Dance Marathon

Feb. 14, 2013—After students, families and the community danced the night away for 13.1 hours, the Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon student executive committee unveiled how much money had been raised for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Device helps ease child’s overactive bladder burden

Feb. 14, 2013—Until a year ago, Kate Lamons would slip into her mother’s classroom during school to change clothes, hopefully fast enough that she could return to her own class before anyone noticed that her clothes were wet from an overactive bladder.

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Children’s Hospital nationally ranked by ‘Parents’ magazine

Feb. 12, 2013—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has earned two top spots among "Parents" magazine’s best of children’s hospital lists released last week.

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Children’s Hospital hosting pediatric nursing job fair

Feb. 7, 2013—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a pediatric nursing job fair from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the second floor performance stage of the hospital.

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Children’s Hospital teacher lands educator award

Jan. 17, 2013—Tina Woods, in-house school teacher at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently named American Paper & Twine Co./Georgia Pacific Teacher of the Year for 2012.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

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