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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concern providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has already treated nearly 50 victims of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents in 2017, a number that has medical providers concerned, considering summer – the peak of trauma season – has not even begun. Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of ATV-related incidents rises. So far this year, Vanderbilt...

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Allstate Foundation grant strengthens teen-driver safety initiatives at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 30, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will expand its teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone – Turn off Your Phone” with the help of a $60,000 award from the Allstate Foundation. The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in choosing age-appropriate holiday toys for young children

Nov. 21, 2016—With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children. In 2015, there were 25 toy recalls, and a 2014 report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows an estimated 183,800 toy-related injuries and 11 deaths that year....

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Kohl’s donation supports home safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 2, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $111,028 donation from Kohl’s to support a home safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s donation will support the Kohl’s Safe Home & Safe Play initiative. The initiative will address pediatric falls, the leading cause of trauma admissions to Children’s...

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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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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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Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine expert offers five survival rules for teen drivers

Sep. 9, 2013—Anyone familiar with the devastating statistics knows that inexperience plus a driver’s license can be a dangerous combination. For teen drivers, lives can be forever changed in an instant. Corey Slovis, M.D., professor and chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, has been an emergency medicine physician for more than two decades and is tired of...

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Tip over injuries continue to increase in children

Dec. 20, 2012—Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the U.S. from televisions tipping over, with a child dying every three weeks, according to a report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Safe Children Program manager Sarah Haverstick said that number has increased by 31 percent over...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges parents to talk to teens about safe driving this holiday season

Dec. 20, 2012—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among teenagers every year, and crash deaths are even higher during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. It is very important that teen drivers avoid distraction in any form to keep themselves and others safe. Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Coordinator at...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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