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Backpack Safety & Injury Prevention Health, yes

Help students avoid backpack pain with these tips from Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

Backpacks are a necessity for school, and they don't need to cause pain for the students who carry them

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Keon Johnson is one of the top basketball prospects in the country. Four years ago he almost lost a hand in a fireworks accident.

By Jessica Pasley

Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors — and Keon's mother — urge caution this July 4th

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You know to keep babies out of hot cars — Children’s Hospital says also beware of hot strollers

By Jessica Pasley

“Even the thinnest of cloths or covers over the stroller or carrier can reduce air circulation and create a greenhouse effect in the enclosed space."

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Children’s Hospital reminds drivers about new cellphone law: hands on the wheel, not on the phone

By Jessica Pasley

No reading or writing texts or emails either

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“It’s hard to believe that a child could be forgotten in a car — but it happens”

By Jessica Pasley

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers hot car injury prevention tips

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Summer’s here and the time is right for safety at the pool

By Jessica Pasley

Drowning is a silent killer. How to be sure children have safe fun in the water.

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Lawn mower injuries among “most heartbreaking” for doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

The little boy ran around the mower and slipped. “The mower kind of sucked him in,” his mom said.

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Protecting the skin from damaging sun rays is as easy as “slip, slop, slap, slide and shade”

By Jessica Pasley

It’s never too early to start using sun safety tips, especially when it means preventing…

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VUMC in the Community

“Kids in Nashville” fashion show unites local artists and Children’s Hospital patients

By Jessica Pasley

Lab coats serve as canvases for beautiful art

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