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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stresses child heatstroke danger this summer

Jun. 13, 2018—With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stress the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles.

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My Southern Health: Winter coats are dangerous in car seats

Dec. 8, 2017—Bulky coats give the false impression your child is snugly strapped in the car seat.

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Tennessee Poison Center urges care at Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2016—Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with family, friends, football and feasting. Unfortunately, it is also a day of hidden hazards. The staff at the Tennessee Poison Center (TPC), housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, anticipates receiving about 135 to 145 poison exposure calls and five to 10 information calls this Thanksgiving season. Cheri Wessels, clinical...

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National Child Passenger Safety Week underscores importance of proper seat belt, car seat use

Sep. 23, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips to keep kids safe Every 33 seconds, a child in the United States is involved in a car crash. More than one-third of kids who died in crashes were completely unrestrained without a car seat or seatbelt. “An estimated 73 percent of car seats are not...

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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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My Southern Health: How to lighten the load with children’s backpacks

Aug. 3, 2016—As children head back to school in Middle Tennessee, Gregory Mencio, the Neil E. Green, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics, provides some important tips parents should know about backpack safety and injury prevention.

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concerning: Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep riders safe

May. 24, 2016—Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related incidents also increases. Although not even summer yet, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has already seen close to 10 ATV trauma-related admissions since April of this year. “Two common things we see with our ATV trauma admissions are that they...

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Devastating, preventable injuries caused by lawn mowers annually; Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers these safety tips

May. 4, 2016—Every year, injuries from lawn mowers are among the most tragic seen at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. These injuries are devastating to patients and their families and are easily preventable. Children’s Hospital doctors treat numerous children each year who have been seriously injured by a lawn mower-related accident, according to Steven Lovejoy,...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Tennessee Department of Health urge safe infant sleeping practices

May. 1, 2015—Pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have seen four infant deaths from unsafe sleeping habits in the last seven weeks. Infant sleep-related deaths are heartwrenching tragedies that can be preventable when safe sleeping practices are followed.

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Four simple tips for avoiding child heat stroke

Jun. 17, 2014—These four tips could keep your children safe this summer.

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