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Author: Christina Echegaray

It helps to have Friends in fight against prematurity

Sep. 13, 2012—The Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will commit $1 million to combat prematurity during the group’s 40th anniversary celebration Thursday evening. Since 1972, the volunteer organization has supported Children’s Hospital through fundraising, community awareness and service to patients and families. In a jovial atmosphere inside Children’s Hospital’s Theater, Friends members were...

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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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Rush sees bright future ahead for Pediatrics

Sep. 6, 2012—Meg Rush, M.D., called upon the Department of Pediatrics’ faculty, trainees and staff to ‘be the change’ they wish to see in the future of pediatric health care at Vanderbilt and in our region.

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Patient’s odyssey takes her from Japan to Vanderbilt

Sep. 6, 2012—Cylinda Marquart gripped the small Post-it note inscribed with Japanese characters as her 6-week-old daughter, Albi-Helene Martin, was raced to a hospital by ambulance.

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Diabetes can’t hold back Little League champion

Aug. 30, 2012—When Luke Brown was 5, he slid into second base as a little black box flew out of the back pocket of his baseball pants. The object was an insulin pump, his lifeline, a device charged with keeping his blood sugar in check. But he wasn’t prepared to stop at second, and snatched it off...

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Effort seeks to remove breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University has signed on for a statewide project to increase exclusive breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers.

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Photo: Hydrocephalus Walk

Aug. 16, 2012—More than 500 people trekked in the first Nashville Hydrocephalus Walk held recently. So far, the inaugural 5K walk, sponsored in part by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has raised an estimated $30,000. (photo by Denise Charlene Thomas)

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Walk to benefit hydrocephalus set for July 28

Jul. 19, 2012—Nashville will have a first-ever walk for hydrocephalus Saturday, July 28, raising awareness and support for research.

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Neonatal Transport Team debuts a new Angel

Jul. 12, 2012—The Neonatal Transport Team at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has added a new ambulance to its fleet.

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Cost study shows timing crucial in appendectomies

Apr. 26, 2012—Removing a child’s ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges, according to a recently published study.

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