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Vanderbilt recruiting children to study allergic responses to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Jan. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt is conducting a clinical trial to determine risk and mechanisms of allergic reactions to COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine among children.

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VUMC to support $170 million NIH nutrition research initiative

Jan. 20, 2022—  by Paul Govern The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced it will award $170 million over five years to clinics and centers across the country to study individual responses to food and dietary routines and develop electronic algorithms to support personalized nutrition recommendations. The program, called Nutrition for Precision Health (NPH), will recruit...

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of tireless philanthropist Dugas

Jan. 20, 2022—Laura Jo Turner Dugas, who along with her brothers Cal Jr. and Steve Turner and their families, have been longtime supporters of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, died on Dec. 26, 2021. She was 84.

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Study identifies molecular trigger of severe injury-induced inflammatory response

Jan. 19, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that early inappropriate activation of the enzyme plasmin caused by severe injury is a trigger of systemic inflammatory response syndrome and resulting organ failure.

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Eve of Janus event benefits Children’s Hospital

Jan. 13, 2022—The Eve of Janus, the longest-running fundraising event for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary with a $1 million milestone gift to the hospital’s Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

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Excessive screen time impacting health of children in many ways

Jan. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt physicians are seeing an increasing trend of health conditions in children with chronic diseases like diabetes, directly or indirectly related to excessive screen time.

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Study compares surgeries for low birthweight babies

Jan. 6, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley More than 20 years ago, Martin Blakely, MD, professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, asked what seemed to be a simple question that took nearly two decades to answer: What is the best treatment for two conditions commonly diagnosed among low birthweight newborns called necrotizing...

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Opioid use disorder treatment access increases in areas with large Medicaid population

Jan. 4, 2022—  by Jill Clendening Researchers report that in communities where Medicaid is a more common source of insurance, providers of buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), are much less likely to discriminate between Medicaid and privately insured prospective patients, but patients with either type of coverage still face many barriers to obtaining...

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Increase in ATV injuries prompts additional funding to support safety program at Children’s Hospital

Jan. 3, 2022—According to hospital records, there were 100 ATV-related trauma admissions between July 2020 and August 2021. That is up from 2017 when injuries accounted for 69 admissions and were the fifth leading cause of trauma admissions at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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“Atlas” of lung development may aid efforts to heal premature lungs

Dec. 20, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have constructed a single-cell “atlas” of lung development that tracks multiple cell types over time.

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Family knows firsthand the critical need for blood donations

Dec. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt cancer patient Brody Cramer knows all too well how crucial blood donations are. Since he was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year he has needed 23 units of red blood cells and 16 units of platelets.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt targets teen driver safety

Dec. 17, 2021—  by Jessica Pasley While teen driver fatalities have declined over the years, automobile crashes remain the leading cause of death among teens. Every day in the United States, nine people die from a distracted-driving motor vehicle crash, with six of these deaths being drivers between 16-19 years old. These statistics are part of the...

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