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Author: Jessica Pasley

Employee Spotlight

As a medical student, Joseph Fusco was diagnosed with cancer. That experience influences the way he treats his young patients every day.

By Jessica Pasley

He gave up baseball to become a surgeon. That decision may have saved his life.

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Patient Spotlight

VUMC nurse Kendra Kilgore received a liver transplant as a teenager. Then her teenage daughter needed one, too.

By Jessica Pasley

Kendra's experince helped her daughter Carissa: "I was able to explain to her from a first-hand view what it was like, not as a nurse, but as someone who went through it."

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Health, yes

Glow sticks are creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. Here’s how to be sure they’re also safe.

By Jessica Pasley

Vanderbilt experts urge caution when using the popular items to light the night

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Health, yes

Reassurance for parents on monkeypox risk for children

By Jessica Pasley

While cases of monkeypox in the United States are on the rise and impacting primarily adults, some parents are concerned about the safety of their children

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VUMC in the Community

Tri My Best Triathlon brings fun and friendship to competition

By Jessica Pasley

The race pairs a child with a disability with a peer buddy to complete the race together

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Health, yes

Children’s Hospital sees increase in children poisoned by THC in marijuana edibles

By Jessica Pasley

They resemble candy. They taste like candy. Some children have ended up in intensive care.

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Health, yes

After an explosion almost cost her son his hand, one mother has a warning about the danger of fireworks: “They are explosives. They are dangerous.”

By Jessica Pasley

"No one ever expects something to happen to your own child."

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Don’t leave them even for a minute — keep children from dying in a hot car

By Jessica Pasley

Every year dozens of children die of heatstroke after being left, often accidentally, in a hot car

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Advice to prevent ATV accidents Health, yes

“Had he not had on his helmet, we probably would have been planning his funeral”

By Jessica Pasley

Children's Hospital safety expert makes clear: on bikes, skateboards or ATVs, helmets protect the brain

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