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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt safety expert offers summer water safety tips

May. 25, 2018—Memorial Day Weekend often means backyard barbecues and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat. Unfortunately, it can also mean an uptick in drowning and near-drowning incidents that often occur during long holiday weekends. 

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Swimmers beware: fecal contamination a concern in hot weather

Jul. 1, 2016—Recreational water illness is the overall term for sickness caused by bacteria or viruses in pools, lakes, rivers and other places people like to swim or play in hot weather. And the way these illnesses are often spread comes down to fecal contamination in the water. Even this weekend, those vacationing along the Florida panhandle...

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Preventable injuries fill hospitals each Memorial Day; Vanderbilt doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend

May. 26, 2016—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year.  Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer.  “Many of these accidents...

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Vanderbilt toxicologists warn of dangers of pool chemical misuse

Jul. 31, 2013—Photo courtesy of John Pope, M.D./Vanderbilt Chemicals are added to swimming pool water to enhance and protect the water quality and minimize disease-causing germs, but these same chemicals can cause irritation, injury and even death when not handled appropriately, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center warn. While pool chemicals are vital for the reduction of...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital seeks to reduce drowning incidents this summer

Jun. 18, 2012—Since Memorial Day weekend, emergency medicine physicians at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have already seen an increase in pool-related injuries, including fatalities. Throughout the summer, Children’s Hospital is partnering with Safe Kids Cumberland Valley and a number of other community organizations to introduce a proactive water safety campaign, “Be Pool Cool...

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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.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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