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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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‘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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