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Clean and safe

Sep. 23, 2021—VUMC recently honored workers who have been on the front lines during the pandemic to keep facilities clean and safe.

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People key to Pediatrics’ many successes: Webber

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt's State of the Department of Pediatrics address highlighted the successes of the past year, recapped the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and described the road ahead.

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Kannankeril named inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr., MD, Chair in Pediatric Research, Cardiology

Sep. 22, 2021—Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, has been appointed inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr. MD, Chair in Pediatric Research, Cardiology, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Proper car seat use a life-saving practice

Sep. 21, 2021—safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offer tips on proper car seat use to help keep children safe.

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Children’s Hospital debuts new Reed Family Maternal Fetal Clinic

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt has opened a state of the art maternal fetal clinic to help expectant parents navigate the difficult decision-making process for babies at risk for or born with birth defects or abnormalities.

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Older age, chronic co-morbidities associated with more severe COVID disease in children

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt research found that multiple factors are associated with the severity of COVID-19 disease in children, including older age and chronic co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes and neurologic conditions.

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Study urges new pediatric thyroid surgery protocols

Sep. 9, 2021—A Vanderbilt study is reinforcing the need to develop specific protocols for children, particularly concerning thyroid disease.

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Children’s Hospital to benefit from raffle of new home

Sep. 2, 2021—Middle Tennessee home builder Willow Branch Homes has donated one of their new homes to raffle off in support of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Obese children, young adults at higher risk for thyroid cancer

Aug. 26, 2021—Children and young adults who are obese are at greater risk for malignant thyroid nodules, according to new study from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Perkins named director of Pediatric Neurotology

Aug. 26, 2021—Elizabeth Perkins, MD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been named director of Pediatric Neurotology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Children, firearms mixing more during pandemic

Aug. 19, 2021—Researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt discovered an alarming finding during the height of the pandemic — a marked increase in firearm encounters among children.

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Backpack safety crucial as children return to school

Aug. 19, 2021—With area schools in full swing and homework assignments piling up, doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urge parents to check their children’s backpacks.

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