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Author: Jeremy Rush

Take extra steps on Halloween to keep children safe, caution safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 29, 2012—Halloween is an exciting time for parents and children, but it can also be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on other days, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. As children prepare for October’s fun-filled night of trick-or-treating, a few precautionary measures...

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Grant helps expand health care, education programs in Zambia

Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt University is dramatically expanding its health care and education activities in the southern African nation of Zambia.

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Young athlete’s case illustrates concussion’s lingering effects

Sep. 27, 2012—Cannon County High School basketball player Rebekah Faulkner doesn’t remember much about colliding with a rival player during a training camp game early this summer.

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Children’s Hospital offers free car seat checks

Sep. 19, 2012—This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering free car seat checks to the community on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Child passenger safety technicians will be on-hand to offer safety instructions and help drivers install and use car seats properly. Motor vehicle...

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Increase seen in sports-related injuries, Vanderbilt offers free sports safety clinic, safety tips for parents and coaches

Sep. 14, 2012—With the start of football season and other fall sports, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is seeing a significant increase in cases of concussions, heat exhaustion and overuse injuries in its Emergency Department. Nationally, an estimated 3.5 million young athletes receive medical treatment for sports-related injuries each year. Children’s Hospital urges parents...

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Event set to tackle youth sports safety

Sep. 12, 2012—Doctors and safety experts from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a free sports safety clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mathew School in Franklin, Tenn.

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Predators jump in to help fight childhood cancer

Aug. 16, 2012—The Nashville Predators organization presented more than $151,000 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to fund cutting-edge cancer research.

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Bentley ready to ride for Children’s Hospital

Aug. 16, 2012—Multi-platinum country music artist Dierks Bentley will host his seventh annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville on Sunday, Oct. 14, benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Doctors see rise in tick-borne illnesses and other insect-related infections

Jul. 30, 2012—Hot and humid temperatures across the Southeast may have people feeling lethargic, but conditions are perfect for active ticks and mosquitos. Insects are out in abundance and reaping the benefits from a mild winter and an early spring. As a result, pediatricians with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are experiencing a significant...

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Photo: Preds Prospect Day

Jul. 12, 2012—As part of the Nashville Predators’ “Prospect Day in the Community,” new members of the team, as well as draftees and other potential prospects, dropped by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to visit with patients and families.  Players Michael Latta, left, Daniel Bang and Juuso Puustinen sign an autograph for patient...

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‘Look Before You Lock’ to prevent child heat stroke and death

Jun. 27, 2012—It took less than 10 minutes for temperatures to rise from 79 to a blazing 113 degrees inside a parked SUV on the plaza at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The SUV was used to illustrate the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles — part of a special safety demonstration led by officials at Monroe...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital seeks to reduce drowning incidents this summer

Jun. 18, 2012—Since Memorial Day weekend, emergency medicine physicians at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have already seen an increase in pool-related injuries, including fatalities. Throughout the summer, Children’s Hospital is partnering with Safe Kids Cumberland Valley and a number of other community organizations to introduce a proactive water safety campaign, “Be Pool Cool...

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