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Author: Jessica Pasley

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Hot car injury prevention tips as routines change due to COVID-19

By Jessica Pasley

A change in routine can lead to a lapse in thought — and it can happen to anyone

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Safe masking tips during summer months

By Jessica Pasley

What you need to know about combining wearing a mask with summertime weather

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Does my child have a food allergy? Health, yes

Children’s Hospital expert offers COVID-19 “safe play” tips for parents

By Jessica Pasley

Are playdates OK? What are the risks to consider?

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VUMC in the Community

Grateful kidney transplant patient donates masks to VUMC

By Jessica Pasley

“I was really excited to have the opportunity to do something for those who had done so much for me."

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Here’s your “How to wear a mask” guide from an infectious disease specialist

By Jessica Pasley

A reminder for regular mask-wearers and a primer for masking novices

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How to make “safer at home” safe for children

By Jessica Pasley

“As kids get bored they start getting into things they shouldn’t be getting into because they have nothing else to do," says Children's Hospital safety expert.

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Employee Spotlight

Children’s Hospital intensive care unit sends gift of support to counterparts at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

“It really helped everyone focus on something positive. We were all excited about supporting them, encouraging them and lifting them up.”

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First person

My daughter had surgery at Children’s Hospital during the COVID-19 changes. Here’s what was different — and what was, thankfully, the same.

By Jessica Pasley

Temperature checks and social distancing were very different. The care and concern had not changed at all.

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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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