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Author: Christina Echegaray

Lady Antebellum members create child health foundation

Dec. 6, 2012—Grammy award-winning country music group Lady Antebellum has launched a new charitable initiative called LadyAID, a philanthropic effort created to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need locally, nationally and globally.

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Patients, families benefit from annual Holiday Project sales

Dec. 6, 2012—The Friends of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is continuing its annual tradition, the Holiday Project, now in its 39th year.

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Room’s lead-lined walls protect patients, caregivers

Dec. 6, 2012—Ten-year-old Madison Monday holds a small stuffed brown bear tightly under her arm as she receives an innovative therapy for neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from nerve tissue.

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Studies explore best ways to manage insomnia in autism

Nov. 1, 2012—Simply giving parents a pamphlet about sleep habits did not help their children with autism spectrum disorders get a better night’s sleep, but capturing best practices for an overarching approach to insomnia in autism may help health care providers identify and manage symptoms in these patients.

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Project targets sickle cell disease in Nigeria

Oct. 25, 2012—Researchers from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, Nigeria, will work on a collaborative project to study a sickle cell disease treatment for children in Nigeria.

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Plans announced for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical Center

Oct. 4, 2012—Williamson Medical Center (WMC), one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s affiliates, announced plans this week to expand its facility through construction to include upgraded surgical suites and an adjoining tower for pediatric services to be built adjacent to WMC’s existing emergency department. The proposed expansion includes a three-story pediatric tower, with two floors of space...

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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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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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