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Author: Jessica Pasley

Patient Spotlight

VUMC welcomes seven Leap Day babies

By Jessica Pasley

Neonatal nurse practitioner Wendy Araya, a Feb. 29 baby herself, offers advice to the latest leaplings

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VUMC in the Community

A Children’s Hospital doctor and two female football trailblazers went to the NFL Flag Championships with a message of empowerment for girls

By Jessica Pasley

“Being on a team is a way to build leadership skills. We all highlighted the importance of teaching the girls about their value."

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Employee Spotlight

Innovative Project SEARCH provides good jobs for participants, great employees for VUMC

By Jessica Pasley

The program focuses on training young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for jobs in health care

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Children’s Hospital warns about the danger of unsecured TVs tipping over and hurting children

By Jessica Pasley

“During the excitement and distractions of an exciting game or a noisy gathering, it is easy for a quick-moving child to pull over an unsecured television.”

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The little boy thought the pretty colors were candy. 23 magnetic beads had to be surgically removed from his body.

By Jessica Pasley

Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt warn parents that such cases are becoming more common. “I feel like we owe it to others to let them know about the possible dangers,” Caiden's dad says.

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When should you take your child to the emergency room for cold or flu symptoms?

By Jessica Pasley

The majority of emergency room visits can be averted with a call or visit to a pediatrician

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Toys are fun! Some can also be dangerous. How to give safe and age-appropriate toys for the children in your life.

By Jessica Pasley

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

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Keeping children safe on the scariest night of the year

By Jessica Pasley

How to keep the scariness of Halloween imaginary

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Patient Spotlight

Children’s Hospital patient and his grandmother write a book with a message: “I am just like you, but different”

By Jessica Pasley

Ryan told his grandmother about the way other people looked at him. She didn't want him to experience that anymore.

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