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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

National Child Passenger Safety Week underscores importance of proper seat belt, car seat use

Sep. 23, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips to keep kids safe Every 33 seconds, a child in the United States is involved in a car crash. More than one-third of kids who died in crashes were completely unrestrained without a car seat or seatbelt. “An estimated 73 percent of car seats are not...

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Effort set to help sickle cell patients manage meds

Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a 6-year, $4.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of prescribed medication by sickle cell patients.

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Piedmont Natural Gas and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt create partnership for utility’s 63rd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s

Aug. 26, 2016—Grammy Award winning artist Kelly Clarkson announced as Grand Marshal for Dec. 3 parade Officials from Piedmont Natural Gas, joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, announced today that Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will benefit from some of the proceeds from this year’s 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by...

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VUMC lands NIH training grant in emergency care

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received a five-year, $2 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Vanderbilt Emergency Care Research Training Program.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opens after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro today

Aug. 8, 2016—Illnesses and injuries don’t keep regular business hours, but now convenient after-hours care from board-certified pediatricians is available in Rutherford County. Located at 1155 Kennedy Drive, 2nd floor, the clinic is Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s fifth after-hours location in Middle Tennessee. Opening today, Aug. 8, the clinic provides walk-in care for children...

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Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year

Aug. 5, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offers Safety Tips to Prevent Injury, Death The start of the school year is the most dangerous time on neighborhood streets and in school zones for child-pedestrians and bus riders. As schools welcome students back to the classroom, experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are...

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2016—As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured each year using consumer fireworks. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with...

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Mississippi family finds joy in giving back to VUMC

Jun. 23, 2016—When the Pharr family wears Vanderbilt regalia around their Mississippi town, people often say, “I thought you were Ole Miss people.”

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Preventable injuries fill hospitals each Memorial Day; Vanderbilt doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend

May. 26, 2016—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year.  Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer.  “Many of these accidents...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concerning: Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep riders safe

May. 24, 2016—Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related incidents also increases. Although not even summer yet, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has already seen close to 10 ATV trauma-related admissions since April of this year. “Two common things we see with our ATV trauma admissions are that they...

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Devastating, preventable injuries caused by lawn mowers annually; Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers these safety tips

May. 4, 2016—Every year, injuries from lawn mowers are among the most tragic seen at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. These injuries are devastating to patients and their families and are easily preventable. Children’s Hospital doctors treat numerous children each year who have been seriously injured by a lawn mower-related accident, according to Steven Lovejoy,...

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Kennedy Center joins nation’s largest autism study

Apr. 21, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States.

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