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Author: Jessica Pasley

Family’s experience provides an example of the harm fireworks can cause

Jun. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt doctors say fireworks injuries can require prolonged hospital stays and multiple surgeries and can result in amputation, stiffness and long-term impairment.

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Project Search graduation

Jun. 2, 2022—Nine participants of the Project SEARCH program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center celebrated the completion of their nine-month internship training on Friday, May 20, in the theater of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Injury prevention experts highlight ABCs of water safety as summer begins

May. 23, 2022—Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of summer. It is also when experts see an uptick in drowning and near drowning incidents. “Drowning is a silent killer,” said Purnima Unni, MPH, program manager, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Teen’s life saved thanks to Children’s Hospital AED training program

May. 3, 2022—When high school student Linton Beck suffered a cardiac event in class, his teachers knew just want to do thanks to automated external defibrillator training provided by Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC named BEST for Babies hospital by TDH

Apr. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center once again was named as a BEST for Babies hospital by the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt/CDC investigate mysterious liver disease in children

Apr. 26, 2022—Physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are collaborating with the CDC and other hepatologists around the country to help figure out the origins of a mysterious liver disease affecting children ages 1 month to 16 years old.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: injury prevention experts warn of hazards for teens

Apr. 13, 2022—April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the message is clear — keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. “Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of trauma admission to our hospital,” said Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager at Children’s Hospital.

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New milk bank to help feed babies in the NICU

Apr. 13, 2022—The opening of Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee in Murfreesboro in 2021 will make providing the muchneeded resource easier.

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Study explores parents’ reluctance to flu, COVID vaccines for children

Apr. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt research found parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children against the flu are more than five times as likely to decline the COVID-19 vaccine for their children.

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Vanderbilt’s Duchenne Clinic first in Tennessee to be certified

Mar. 31, 2022—The Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been recognized as a Certified Duchenne Care Center Program by the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, and is the only center in Tennessee to receive the distinction.

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Celebrating six years of Seacrest Studios

Mar. 24, 2022—Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently celebrated six years of providing programming for pediatric patients.

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Multidisciplinary team helps treat airway, upper GI issues in children

Mar. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt's Complex Aerodigestive Evaluation Team focuses on complicated airway and upper digestive issues for chronically ill children.

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