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Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center lands national accreditation

Nov. 16, 2004—Vanderbilt's Sleep Disorders Center has garnered national accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

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Infant Twins’ Sudden Illness Leads to Need for Dual Heart Transplants at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 8, 2004—Four-month-old identical twins Abigail and Shea Patrick were miracle babies. Their parents tried to have children for years.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to Manage Gateway Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Oct. 29, 2004—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is working to finalize agreements which will place the hospital as the manager of the NICU at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville as soon as January 2005.

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Influenza Studies Involving Children Continue Despite Flu Vaccine Shortages

Oct. 20, 2004—A few lucky families will avoid long lines to receive flu vaccine for their young children, and may help future generations at the same time by participating in flu vaccine research at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VCH pediatrician asks parents to take control of Halloween excess

Oct. 19, 2004—Decades ago Halloween meant visiting a handful of houses, always prepared to earn a treat with a clever homemade costume and a friendly Halloween greeting. Today many families feel trick-or-treating is an exercise in excess at a time when obesity is one of the nation's top health concerns.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Launches Genital Herpes Vaccine Trial

Sep. 27, 2004—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are launching a clinical trial of Herpavac, a new genital herpes vaccine that has proven effective in previous clinical trials in preventing the spread of the herpes simplex virus in women.

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Expert in scientific testing of learning ability to speak at Kennedy Center

Aug. 31, 2004—Richard Woodcock, a world-renowned researcher of learning ability assessment, will present a lecture on historical advances in cognitive assessment on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The lecture will take place in Room 241 of the Kennedy Center/MRL Building and is free and open to the public.

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Vanderbilt’s Dance Marathon raises $50,000 for Children’s Hospital

Aug. 6, 2004—When Vanderbilt's Dance Marathon committee began planning its February 2004 event last fall, the end goal was simple: to raise more money than it had the previous year, an amount of about $6,000. Dance Marathon 2004 far exceeded its goal by raising almost $50,000, a feat that earned it the Children's Miracle Network's "Most Improved Dance Marathon" award at its annual Dance Marathon Leadership Conference held July 23-25 in Atlanta.

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VCH researchers find antipsychotic use doubled in Tennessee children with ADHD

Aug. 2, 2004—At a time when parents, schools and physicians still struggle with the perceived overuse of the medication Ritalin to treat children with attention difficulties, a new study suggests the potential for another controversy.

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Adolescent Children Antipsychotic Medications

Jul. 30, 2004—A GROWING NUMBER OF ADOLESCENT CHILDREN EITHER INSURED OR COVERED BY A MANAGED CARE PROGRAM IN TENNESSEE WERE BEING PRESCRIBED NEW ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS A-D-H-D. REPORTER HEATHER HALL EXPLAINS.

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LifeFight honored for 20 years of service by Metro Council

Jul. 22, 2004—Calling it "one of the best [helicopter programs] in the world," Metro Councilman Buck Dozier introduced legislation honoring Vanderbilt LifeFlight for their 20 years of service to Middle Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing joins forces with new nursing school in Nepal

Jul. 20, 2004—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing has signed an agreement to collaborate with a new nursing school in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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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.

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