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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

Dec. 13, 2021—Santa is known for making a list and checking it twice, and injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urge shoppers to follow suit when purchasing gifts this holiday season.

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Weigh risks, plan ahead prior to gathering for the holidays

Dec. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center infectious disease experts advise this is the season to think very wisely about planned get-togethers.

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Help Children’s Hospital win hundreds of free toys for patients

Nov. 16, 2021—In partnership with Mattel and Fisher-Price, the national Children’s Hospital Association has launched its fourth annual Spread Joy with Toys campaign, which runs through Dec. 1.

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Children’s Hospital urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

Nov. 21, 2019—As shoppers search for sales this season, injury prevention advocates want to raise awareness about the need to check for safety standards for toys — especially those purchased online.

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My Southern Health: Staying healthy during the holidays

Nov. 10, 2017—The holidays are fast approaching, which means lots of folks are planning trips to visit family. How do we stay healthy when we have so many family and friends together with so much potential to spread germs?

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Children’s Hospital pastoral care department offers Christmas Eve service

Dec. 9, 2016—All are invited to join the pastoral care department of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for a Christmas Eve service of music, carols and scripture Dec. 24.

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Season of giving

Dec. 17, 2015—Santa stopped by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week to visit with patients and families and pass out gifts to children.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips for holiday decorating

Dec. 16, 2015—Holiday lights and decorations are a special part of the season but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. During November and December 2014, holiday decorations or decorating safety mishaps accounted for 12 fatalities and an estimated 14,500 injuries nationwide, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The dangers that...

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Tennessee Poison Center offers a quick summary on the dangers of holiday plants

Dec. 16, 2015—Along with the hustle and bustle of the season come the displays of the seasonal foliage. How toxic are our holiday plants?  Donna Seger, M.D., Medical Director of the Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, offers this summary of some of the dangers of holiday plants. Poinsettia, contrary to popular perceptions, is...

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Holiday happening

Dec. 3, 2015—Nashville Ballet’s Nutcracker dancers performed Tuesday for patients and families during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt dietitian offers guidelines to not gaining weight during the holidays

Nov. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center dietitian and certified personal trainer Jessica Bennett is asked frequently this time of year: How can I enjoy holiday parties and meals with family and not gain weight?

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Tennessee Poison Center physician offers tips to prevent holiday poisonings

Dec. 22, 2014—Families with young children, and those who might have an occasional young visitor, should take special care during the holiday season to make sure that decorations and other signs of the season don’t pose a risk to children. One of the most important poison prevention tips is to make sure that alcoholic drinks and products...

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