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New Children’s Hospital space expands NICU care

Mar. 4, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will house one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in the country with this week’s opening of its newest inpatient space on the 11th floor.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center to break ground on Hendersonville multi-specialty clinic

Feb. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will soon break ground on a new 31,000-square-foot facility that will offer adult outpatient specialty care, along with limited pediatric specialty care and imaging services to the citizens of Sumner and surrounding counties.

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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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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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Playing strong

Jan. 29, 2020—Predators defenseman Matt Irwin, left, and center Colin Blackwell, posed with Finnick Sheehan, 3, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Friday. Irwin and Blackwell were joined by teammates Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi during a recent visit to the hospital.

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Study finds benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue through school age

Jan. 24, 2020—The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997, continue through school age, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports today in the journal Pediatrics.

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Study finds acid reducers may pose risk for children

Nov. 6, 2019—The use of acid reducers among children is on the rise and so are potential side effects, which is sparking concern according to a recent study.

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Study finds sharp rise in suicide risk for children

May. 17, 2018—The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published in Pediatrics.

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Studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits

Jan. 26, 2017—Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic review conducted by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers parents tips for teething babies in light of new FDA warning

Oct. 6, 2016—(iStock) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to parents that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. The FDA advises that parents stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession. More information on this warning is available here. Vanderbilt physician Anna Morad,...

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My Southern Health: How to handle food allergies at school

Aug. 5, 2016—For children just diagnosed with serious food allergies, navigating class parties or school lunches may seem impossible. Stacy Dorris, assistant professor of pediatrics, offers tips on how to proactively manage food allergies at school.

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Standardizing care improves outcomes for infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome

Apr. 15, 2016—Standardizing hospital care policies across institutions for infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth reduces their length of treatment and hospitalization, according to new research led by Vermont Oxford Network, Vanderbilt and the University of Michigan Health System.

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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

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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