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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stresses danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles

Jun. 13, 2013—              With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, health care professionals at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are stressing the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles. This year in the United States, there have already been 11 deaths of children due to hyperthermia or heatstroke from being...

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Children’s Hospital offers playground safety tips for spring

May. 1, 2013—As the weather finally begins to warm across Middle Tennessee, families may be looking for some outdoor diversions, such as visiting a local park. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to keep playground visits safe and injury-free.

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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 caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 3, 2012—Holiday lights and decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries. Holiday home safety mishaps account for more than 12,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States during November...

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Children’s Hospital offers free car seat checks

Sep. 19, 2012—This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering free car seat checks to the community on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Child passenger safety technicians will be on-hand to offer safety instructions and help drivers install and use car seats properly. Motor vehicle...

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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.

Momentum

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.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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