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Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year

Aug. 5, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offers Safety Tips to Prevent Injury, Death The start of the school year is the most dangerous time on neighborhood streets and in school zones for child-pedestrians and bus riders. As schools welcome students back to the classroom, experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are...

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Super Bowl weekend a perfect time to secure TVs against tip-overs, says safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Feb. 4, 2016—This weekend many eyes will be glued to the television so as not to miss a single play—or a single commercial—of the Super Bowl broadcast. But a child safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt says that before viewers focus on what’s on the screen, they should take a minute to focus...

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Vanderbilt emergency physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s 2016 celebration

Dec. 29, 2015—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring tens of thousands of revelers to downtown Nashville for the Bash on Broadway, and there will be thousands more at private parties and celebrations all over the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of those revelers will end up in Vanderbilt’s...

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Safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children Hospital at Vanderbilt reminds you to follow the ABCs of water safety this Memorial Day weekend

May. 22, 2015—Memorial Day Weekend means backyard barbeques and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat. Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Drowning is among the leading causes of death in Tennessee for children ages 1 to 18. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates nearly...

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Vanderbilt again leaps into top tier of national hospital quality list

May. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt University Hospital has garnered a spring 2015 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability.

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Children’s Hospital offers back-to-school safety tips

Jul. 29, 2014—As another summer draws to a close, the change in routine can create dangers on neighborhood streets for children and drivers.

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Children’s Hospital: Follow these tips for lawn mower safety

May. 16, 2014—Injuries from lawn mowers are among the most traumatic seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. They are devastating to patients and their families.

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LifeFlight ready for new FAA air ambulance rules

Apr. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is applauding new rules issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will have a dramatic impact for all air ambulance operators and make the industry much safer.

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Come to grand opening of Champ’s Corner Store Aug. 29

Aug. 16, 2013—Champ's Corner Store at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a grand opening celebration Aug. 29, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., on the 2nd floor of Children's Hospital, inside the Junior League Family Resource Center.

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Free conference on youth sports safety for parents, coaches, nurses

Jul. 3, 2013—Youth coaches, athletic trainers, teachers, school nurses and parents of young athletes are invited to attend the Youth Sports Safety Conference hosted by the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports at Vanderbilt. This informative free event will take place Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Montgomery Bell Academy. Lunch will be provided. Leading...

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Children’s Hospital offers playground safety tips for spring

May. 1, 2013—As the weather finally begins to warm across Middle Tennessee, families may be looking for some outdoor diversions, such as visiting a local park. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to keep playground visits safe and injury-free.

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‘Tip-overs’ cause child injury, death

Dec. 13, 2012—Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the United States from televisions tipping over, with a child dying every three weeks, according to a report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS.  

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