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Pediatric trauma experts add multipassenger UTVs, golf carts to list of dangerous vehicles that includes ATVs

May. 31, 2023—While ATV accidents are commonly associated with high-profiled injuries, trauma prevention advocates at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt want the community to add UTVs and golf carts to the list of motorized vehicles that can be dangerous.

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Vanderbilt experts urge use of carbon monoxide alarms

Feb. 23, 2023—Injury and prevention advocates at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt strongly urge the use of carbon monoxide alarms in all buildings.

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Button battery safety tips this holiday season

Dec. 22, 2022—Injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urge everyone to add one more thing to that ever-growing holiday list of to-dos — button battery safety.

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Vanderbilt experts advise keeping safety in mind when buying toys

Dec. 12, 2022—Keeping safety at the top of the list when purchasing toys, say experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Child passenger safety program receives funding from GM

Nov. 10, 2022—The Stay Seat Smart Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt recently received funding from General Motors to address child safety seat misuse through education, community outreach and media awareness.

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ATV crashes are fourth leading cause of trauma admission at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 19, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley Brayden Mahar, 12, has been riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) since he was 5 years old. It is not an unusual sight for him to ride around his Manchester, Tennessee, neighborhood that dead ends into cul-de-sacs. One thing is certain — he always wears a helmet. Heath Mahar, Brayden’s father, knows...

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Increase in ATV injuries prompts additional funding to support safety program at Children’s Hospital

Jan. 3, 2022—According to hospital records, there were 100 ATV-related trauma admissions between July 2020 and August 2021. That is up from 2017 when injuries accounted for 69 admissions and were the fifth leading cause of trauma admissions at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt targets teen driver safety

Dec. 17, 2021—  by Jessica Pasley While teen driver fatalities have declined over the years, automobile crashes remain the leading cause of death among teens. Every day in the United States, nine people die from a distracted-driving motor vehicle crash, with six of these deaths being drivers between 16-19 years old. These statistics are part of the...

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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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Proper car seat use a life-saving practice

Sep. 21, 2021—safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offer tips on proper car seat use to help keep children safe.

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Be in the Zone teen driving safety campaign helps raise awareness of dangerous practices

May. 12, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is helping promote awareness among teen drivers about the negative consequences of distracted driving and rewarding the hard work of a team of high school students determined to make an impact.

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Motor vehicle deaths increase despite fewer cars on the road during COVID-19

Oct. 26, 2020—Despite a decrease in the volume of cars on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driving patterns and behaviors were riskier, leading to an increase in accident-related fatalities since April 2020.

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