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Children ages 5-15 can train for triathlon with Team Vanderbilt

Apr. 2, 2012—Sign your child up for the 2012 Nashville Kids Triathlon. The race is geared for the first-time triathlete, with manageable distances for 5- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 15-year-olds. In the Junior Division (ages 5-10 – turning 6 by Dec. 31, 2012), participants swim 100 meters, bike three miles and run a half-mile. In the Senior...

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Children’s Hospital offers headphone safety tips to prevent long-term hearing loss

Mar. 28, 2012—With the proliferation of smart phones, portable gaming systems and media players, more children – especially teenagers – are listening to ear buds and headphones at dangerously high volume levels. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to parents and teenagers to help prevent long-term hearing loss. According to a Vanderbilt-led study...

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Williams, others elected to Frist Board of Trustees

Mar. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt Associate Director of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations Gail Carr Williams and others with ties to the university have been elected to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Board of Trustees. In all, five accomplished community leaders were elected, and Steve Turner and Bernice Gordon were named the Board of Trustees’ first honorary...

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Baby photo contest, more to raise money for Children’s Hospital

Mar. 22, 2012—Nashville’s Most Photogenic Baby 2012 contest begins March 29, with proceeds benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Children up to 5 years can participate in the “Precious,” “Comical,” “Beautiful” and “Fashionable” categories. Photo sessions will be held at the Cool Springs Galleria from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 29-31 and from...

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Now it’s your turn to tell the Children’s Hospital story

Mar. 15, 2012—A new chapter in the story of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is being told to our community through a series of billboards, television spots, print advertisements and posts in social media.

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Portion of Pierce Avenue to be closed March 17

Mar. 13, 2012—From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Pierce Avenue will be closed from Medical Center Drive to 23rd Avenue South. This street closure is necessary for the removal of a materials hoist at the 33-bed addition to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt currently under construction. During the closure, ambulances will access the Children’s Emergency...

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Cupcake-palooza March 24 offers sweet way to support Books from Birth

Mar. 13, 2012—Come to Cupcake-palooza, a benefit for Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee, and sample from a selection of thousands of mini-cupcakes donated by local bakeries and other area businesses. The event is sponsored by Abode Real Estate. This family-friendly event takes place Saturday, March 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Belmont United Methodist Church’s...

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Blood drives, bone marrow, tissue/organ donor registries scheduled for March

Feb. 28, 2012—Opportunities to donate blood through the American Red Cross, as well as to register for the national bone marrow donor and tissue/organ donor registries, are scheduled at the following times and locations: Friday, March 2 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Vanderbilt Clinic, 2701 and 2702 Wednesday, March 21 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Children’s Theater...

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Visit Facebook and raise money for Children’s Hospital

Feb. 20, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is eligible to receive up to $10,000 from Hyundai’s Like 4 Hope campaign. For each person who “likes” the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Facebook page from Feb. 15 to March 15, the Children’s Hospital will receive a $5 donation, up to $10,000. Visit the Hyundai Hope on...

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Employee Celebration free screening of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Feb. 26

Feb. 17, 2012—Bring the kids and enjoy the dazzling animated DreamWorks movie How To Train Your Dragon on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. This free event, sponsored by Employee Celebration, will take place in the second floor movie theater in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. In this innovative tale, the son of a Viking...

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Take advantage of these opportunities to support Children’s Hospital

Feb. 13, 2012—Three upcoming Children’s Miracle Network events will provide opportunities to support the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Stop by your local Fred’s department store from Feb. 20 to April 8 and purchase a $1 balloon icon. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital. On Feb. 28, celebrate National Pancake Day at participating IHOP locations....

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Help put childhood cancer on ice at Predators game March 10

Feb. 3, 2012—When the Nashville Predators hit the ice in Nashville March 10, you can score an assist when it comes to childhood cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the game against the Detroit Red Wings will benefit the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program. A silent auction during the 7 p.m. game at Bridgestone Arena also will...

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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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