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VUMC dietitian details tailgating tips. If you’re going to eat in a parking lot, do it right.

By Dianne Killebrew

Some foods are always safe. Some need a little more care.

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Back to school means children are back on the streets. How to keep road scholars safe.

By Jessica Pasley

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips to prevent injury

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Patient Spotlight

A year ago Sophie almost drowned in a pond. She came back to Children’s Hospital to thank those who saved her life.

By Tavia Smith

When Sophie’s mother asked her what she wanted to say to everybody, she happily chirped, “Thank you for saving my life.”

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First person

I went for a walk at lunchtime and was hit by a car. Here’s what I want drivers and pedestrians to know to protect others.

By Tavia Smith

I became vaguely aware of the sound of sirens in the distance. I soon realized the sirens were coming for me.

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Have yourself a safe little New Year’s

By Wayne Wood

The head of Vanderbilt's Emergency Department gives tips on how to celebrate without showing up at his workplace.

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Children’s Hospital offers safety tips for holiday decorating, preventing poisonings

By Jennifer Wetzel

May your days be merry and bright. Not spent in an emergency room.

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Shopping for children’s gifts? Make sure toys are safe and age-appropriate

By Jennifer Wetzel

Bike helmets and quality construction: yes. BB guns and hoverboards: no.

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It’s the scariest night of the year — how to keep children safe on Halloween

By Jennifer Wetzel

Keeping the frights imaginary and fun

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Garage safety: cleaning out and knowing the risks

By Tavia Smith

The Tennessee Poison Center warns homeowners that the garage can be a resting place for many toxins, chemicals and potential hazards.

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