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Study finds most Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C at birth are not later tested to see if they acquired the virus

Feb. 14, 2020—A recent study by researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy found that in Tennessee, most infants exposed to hepatitis C virus at the time of birth are not tested later to see if they acquired the virus.

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Pediatric heart transplant program hits new milestone

Feb. 12, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the original pediatric heart transplant programs in the country, and after 30 years, the program continues to rank among the best.

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Study tracks causes of high antibiotic prescribing rates in Tennessee

Jan. 29, 2020—For a few years, Tennessee has been ranked as one of the highest antibiotic prescribing states in the nation, and a recent study showing that fewer than 2% of clinicians were responsible for prescribing 25% of pediatric antibiotics is moving some to action.

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Children’s Hospital, Allstate team to enhance teen driver safety

Jan. 23, 2020—The Allstate Foundation along with the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are working to increase awareness among young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving through the “Be in the Zone — Turn Off Your Phone” campaign.

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Pediatric heart, liver transplant programs reach new milestones

Jan. 16, 2020—Two transplant programs at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt reached milestones in 2019 for performing record numbers of heart and liver transplantations in a calendar year.

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Vanderbilt doctors discuss when to visit emergency departments for cold and flu symptoms

Dec. 11, 2019—‘Tis the season for colds, flu and upper respiratory illnesses say health care providers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VEI’s Lebanon surgery center moving to VWCH

Dec. 5, 2019—The surgery center adjacent to the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lebanon has closed and surgical care for VEI patients is moving to the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital Surgery Center.

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Children’s Hospital verified as Level 1 for trauma care

Dec. 5, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has again been verified as a Level I pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

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New VUMC service education focuses on strategies to “power up” positivity

Dec. 2, 2019—The fourth module of Defining Personalized Care – Elevating Our Culture of Service, focuses on the effect positivity can bring to an individual’s own well-being and to those they serve, including colleagues.

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Children’s Hospital urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

Nov. 21, 2019—As shoppers search for sales this season, injury prevention advocates want to raise awareness about the need to check for safety standards for toys — especially those purchased online.

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Sternberg honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology

Nov. 21, 2019—Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, recently received the American Academy of Ophthalmology EnergEYES Award, given by the academy’s young ophthalmologists.

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Clinic a haven for children with vascular malformations

Nov. 14, 2019—When Kim Shrader and her husband, Wayne, adopted their son, Riley, six years ago, they knew he had a rare, genetic disorder that would require medical interventions.

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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.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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