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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips for preventing holiday toy injuries

Nov. 23, 2015—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, a decline from previous years. But even with the drop in recalls, a 2014 report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)...

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Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics hit new milestone in patient visits

Nov. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics have treated 25,000 patients since the first clinic opened its doors on March 25, 2013. Patients and families are able to receive expert pediatric care in their own communities for illness or injuries that occur during the evening or weekend. Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics are located in Brentwood, Hendersonville, Spring Hill and...

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Reminder: Child pedestrian deaths increase on Halloween night

Oct. 28, 2015—Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

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

Oct. 21, 2015—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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Siri ‘butt dial’ to 911 brings rescuers to trapped victim

Aug. 14, 2015—A Vanderbilt patient who survived the unthinkable has brought a whole new meaning to the term “butt dialing” and believes that prayer, along with a little help from Siri, saved his life. Sam Ray, 18, was never a fan of Siri, the hands-free virtual assistant on Apple iPhones, until he found himself pinned under his...

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VUMC physicians urge caution this week to avoid heat-related illnesses

Jul. 13, 2015—With temperatures holding steady in the upper 90s and even reaching 100 degrees this week, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging Middle Tennesseans to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2015—Fireworks and the Fourth of July can be a dangerous mix. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2015—Fireworks and the Fourth of July can be a dangerous mix. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with hearing loss due to fireworks usage. “Fireworks are explosives and need to...

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Grant significantly expands Vanderbilt’s autism training for Tennessee educators

Jun. 17, 2015—The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded a five-year, $10 million training grant to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), continuing a 16-year partnership to provide education and training opportunities for school personnel throughout the state.

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Attending CMA Fest? Get these safety tips

Jun. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging festival-goers to take necessary precautions against heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and even blisters from improper foot care to make the event more enjoyable.

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Vanderbilt offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival

Jun. 10, 2015—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Music Festival this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury. Nearly 500 patients were treated at the 2014 festival for a variety of issues including heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and even blisters from improper...

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Slovis receives Community Service Award from Nashville Police Department

May. 28, 2015—The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) presented its Community Service Award to Corey Slovis, M.D., professor and chair of Emergency Medicine, at a recent ceremony at the Music City Center.

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