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Increase seen in children ingesting THC-infused edibles

Jul. 28, 2022—Clinicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are seeing an increase in the number of young children requiring treatment after ingesting THC-infused products.

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For young concussion patients, managing visual symptoms crucial

Jul. 19, 2022—A policy statement from Vanderbilt and other institutions says it’s essential that pediatricians and other clinicians know how to screen, identify and initiate clinical management of visual symptoms after this common childhood injury.

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Pediatric ECMO program founder Pietsch retires

Jul. 14, 2022—John Pietsch, MD, the recently retired founder of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, didn’t grow up wanting to be a doctor.

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Children’s Hospital Magnet visit set for Aug. 10-12

Jul. 14, 2022—The American Nurses Credentialing Center will bring a team of appraisers to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Aug. 10-12 as part of the Magnet fourth designation process.

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Clinic offers ongoing care for pediatric heart patients

Jul. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt recently launched a new multidisciplinary Fontan Clinic, which will provide an ongoing, coordinated care plan for children and teens, ages 10-19, who have had the Fontan procedure for single ventricle heart disease.

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New Junior League gift celebrates 100 years of support

Jul. 7, 2022—by Christina Echegaray For 100 years, the Junior League of Nashville has been a champion of children’s health care, impacting the lives of countless patients and families through its commitment to service and philanthropy. The group has a rich legacy that features a long-standing partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, carrying out...

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Study shows two vaccine doses for mothers eases COVID complications for infants

Jul. 6, 2022—Infants younger than 6 months were better protected from COVID-19 complications when mothers received two doses of the vaccine while pregnant, according to Vanderbilt researchers.

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Pruthi succeeds Schulman as chief of Pediatric Radiology

Jul. 5, 2022—Sumit Pruthi, MD, MBBS, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has succeeded Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, as chief of Pediatric Radiology and medical director of Diagnostic Imaging at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Family’s experience provides an example of the harm fireworks can cause

Jun. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt doctors say fireworks injuries can require prolonged hospital stays and multiple surgeries and can result in amputation, stiffness and long-term impairment.

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Delta Dental gift to support pediatric craniofacial program

Jun. 16, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Delta Dental of Tennessee’s charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation, recently made a $1.075 million commitment to the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Children’s Hospital will use the funds to establish the Delta Dental of Tennessee’s Smile180 Foundation Directorship for the Cleft and Craniofacial Program and...

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