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Get Steeplechase tickets while they last

Apr. 19, 2011—A limited number of tickets to the Iroquois Steeplechase are still available.

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Beam Signing celebrates expansion at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 7, 2011—The Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt officially launched its $30 million expansion project today with a festive Beam Signing celebration. The event signifies construction is now under way on the hospital’s multi-year, multi-phase endeavor to expand physical space and programs. Friends, donors, patients and Medical Center leadership gathered this morning to add their signatures...

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Cupcake-palooza: The Sequel

Apr. 5, 2011—Some sequels we wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole (but we aren’t haters, so we won’t mention any names).  But THIS event was too good to not bring back, and if you attended Cupcake-palooza last year at Fido, we think you’ll agree. Like a good sequel should be, this event is bigger, badder and uses...

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A legacy of lifesaving

Apr. 5, 2011—Cheryl Major, R.N., may have saved more babies than anyone in the state of Tennessee. Some of them she has saved in person as a neonatal nurse. Many more she has saved by providing lifesaving skills to others who care for fragile newborns. If you spend any time at all at the Monroe Carell Jr....

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Enzyme protects against inflamed colon

Mar. 7, 2011—Increasing an enzyme required for a type of colon tissue may help dampen inflammation, a known risk factor for colon cancer.

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Country singer John Rich kicks off Dance Marathon at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 15, 2011—Students dance all night to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Country music artist John Rich will kick off Vanderbilt University’s Dance Marathon, an annual event where students dance all night to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Friday, Feb. 18, at the Student Recreation Center. Dance Marathon will last 13.1...

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Vanderbilt-pioneered fetal surgery procedure yields positive results

Feb. 9, 2011—Results of a landmark, seven-year National Institutes of Health-funded trial, Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS), demonstrate clear benefit for babies who undergo fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system.

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Vanderbilt University students dance all night for a good cause

Feb. 3, 2011—13.1-Hour Dance Marathon benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Hundreds of Vanderbilt students will dance the night away Friday, Feb. 18, at the Student Recreation Center during the annual all-night Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon. A portion of the donations will help fund a new endowment to support the most critical needs of the...

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Video: Big stars with a big heart

Nov. 18, 2010—Country stars Rascal Flatts get a special gift from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital for all their giving; why your hands may know more than your head; plus, it’ll be “a beautiful day” in Vanderbilt stadium this July… find out why!

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Hitting all the right notes

Nov. 4, 2010—Award-winning country music group Rascal Flatts visited the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week. The group’s members — Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney — stayed busy performing for patients and families, making visits to patient rooms and attending the dedication of the newly announced “Rascal Flatts Surgery Center” at...

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Video: VUCast: Hand washing police go undercover

Nov. 4, 2010—See how the hand washing police are keeping patients and staff members safe at Vanderbilt; a professor gets a spot on a new top 100 list; plus, how a mosquito’s heart led to a first place prize at an art contest.

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Big dreams for tiny babies

Sep. 30, 2010—Wearing clothing made to fit a 6- to 9-month-old baby, Becca Hill’s tiny size is deceptive of her real age. The bubbly 2-year-old smiles and laughs as she poses for a photograph. Becca was born nearly three months early with the astoundingly low birth weight of 13 ounces (slightly heavier than a can of soda)...

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