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Memorial Day

Safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children Hospital at Vanderbilt reminds you to follow the ABCs of water safety this Memorial Day weekend

May. 22, 2015—Memorial Day Weekend means backyard barbeques and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat. Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Drowning is among the leading causes of death in Tennessee for children ages 1 to 18. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates nearly...

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

May. 22, 2015—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are 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...

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These three water safety rules could save your child’s life

May. 22, 2014—Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Know three simple rules that could safe your life or a loved one's.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers guidelines to keep ATV riders safe

May. 22, 2013—Many children and their parents will spend Memorial Day weekend outside enjoying warmer weather and summer activities.  But as temperatures go up, the reported number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related incidents and deaths also increases.  With many ATV trails opening on Memorial Day weekend, health care professionals at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offer...

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Memorial Day weekend one of LifeFlight’s busiest ever

May. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center saw perhaps its busiest weekend ever this Memorial Day holiday, with more than triple the volume of patients treated during a typical weekend. LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air trauma unit, responded to more than 70 of the area’s most critical patients, filling Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department and Trauma Unit with tragic and often preventable...

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2011-2012 holiday schedule announced

Jul. 21, 2011—The 2011-2012 holiday schedule has been posted to the Human Resources website. Please note that Vanderbilt will observe New Year’s Day on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Here’s the schedule: New Year’s Day, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011* Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2012 Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 Thanksgiving...

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