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Author: Jessica Pasley

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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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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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