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Vanderbilt LifeFlight offers safety tips for CMA Fest

Jun. 5, 2019—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Fest this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

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Follow these tips to avoid heat-related illnesses

Jul. 15, 2015—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging Middle Tennesseans to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses this week. Children and dogs are especially vulnerable.

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VUMC physicians urge caution this week to avoid heat-related illnesses

Jul. 13, 2015—With temperatures holding steady in the upper 90s and even reaching 100 degrees this week, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging Middle Tennesseans to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

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Child heat stroke is a danger as outside temps rise

Jun. 26, 2015—The temperature inside of a car can rise 20 degrees in as little as 10 minutes and keep getting hotter with each passing minute

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Vanderbilt offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival

Jun. 10, 2015—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Music Festival this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury. Nearly 500 patients were treated at the 2014 festival for a variety of issues including heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and even blisters from improper...

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Children face heat stroke danger as outside temperatures rise

Jun. 17, 2014—With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, safety experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stress the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles.

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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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Memorial Day weekend one of LifeFlight’s busiest ever

May. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center saw perhaps its busiest weekend ever this Memorial Day holiday, with more than triple the volume of patients treated during a typical weekend. LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air trauma unit, responded to more than 70 of the area’s most critical patients, filling Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department and Trauma Unit with tragic and often preventable...

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